Type 1 Diabetes UK Immunotherapy Consortium
What is T1D UK?
The Type 1 Diabetes UK Immunotherapy Consortium (T1D UK) was set up in 2015, with major funding from JDRF and Diabetes UK, to promote, develop and support research into immunotherapies for type 1 diabetes. You can read more about this project here.
As part of this work, T1D UK has set up research sites across the UK to recruit volunteers into clinical trials of new immunotherapy treatments.
Can I take part?
The Type 1 Diabetes UK Immunotherapy Consortium is currently looking for volunteers for some of its clinical trials. Each of these trials will have different criteria for who can and cannot take part.
If you would like to find out more about these trials, including who can get involved, visit the Type 1 Diabetes UK Immunotherapy Consortium website.
What is INNODIA?
JDRF is one of the partners in INNODIA – a network of researchers looking to better understand how type 1 diabetes develops, and how it could be cured and prevented.
INNODIA is looking for clues in blood samples from people who have been recently diagnosed with type 1.
The project is also studying the relatives of people who already have type 1 diabetes, as these people are at a higher risk of developing the condition.
Can I take part in INNODIA?
INNODIA is currently recruiting people across Europe aged between 1 and 45 years who:
- EITHER were diagnosed with type 1 diabetes in the previous 6 weeks,
- OR have a first-degree relative who was diagnosed with type 1 aged between 1 and 45 years.
For people whose blood tests show they’re likely to later develop type 1 diabetes, INNODIA also runs clinical trials of possible treatments.
Each of these trials will have different criteria for who can and cannot take part.
If you would like to find out more about these trials, including who can get involved, visit the INNODIA website.
If you can’t take part in any of the trials listed above, there are other ways to find a trial you can join.
You could ask your healthcare team about any research studies happening in your local area, or use our type 1 trial finder tool.
You can also find more UK-based clinical trials by using the NHS’s Be Part of Research service, or look further afield by searching the clinicaltrials.gov website (run by the USA’s National Institutes of Health).
It is important to always talk to your healthcare team about any clinical trial you are considering getting involved in. They will be able to offer advice on the risks and benefits of taking part in a clinical trial.
What is TrialNet?
TrialNet is an international network of academic institutions, healthcare professionals and scientists dedicated to preventing type 1 diabetes.
Can I take part in TrialNet?
TrialNet screening is no longer available in the UK, but if you live in another country you may be able to participate. See the TrialNet website for more information.