Here are some contacts locally and nationally for getting involved:


Motivate T2D

The University of British Columbia and Liverpool John Moores University are conducting a research study to help those with type 2 diabetes. Their aim is to identify effective methods to help people with T2D increase and maintain their everyday physical activity levels and start exercising regularly to benefit their physical and mental health.

The study is open for anyone across the UK with type 2 diabetes to join. Participants will get one to one remote exercise counselling for 6 months or one to one remote exercise counselling for 6 months plus technology and then followed up for a further 6 months. To find out more about the study you can go to their website at or you can watch “The Truth about getting fit at home” which is available on BBC iPlayer.


Diabetes UK

We are Diabetes UK. Our vision is a world where diabetes can do no harm. Diabetes affects more people than any other serious health condition in the UK. More than dementia and cancer combined. That means we need to take action now. Because we’re the leading UK charity for people affected by diabetes it’s our responsibility to lead the fight against the growing crisis. And this fight is one that involves all of us – sharing knowledge and taking diabetes on together. Visit the Diabetes UK site for local and national initiatives and other ways to get involved.


Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation

JDRF is committed to eradicating type 1 diabetes and its effects for everyone in the UK with type 1, and at risk of developing it via funding world-class research, making sure research moves forward and treatments are delivered as fast as possible, and giving support and a voice to people with type 1 and their families


University of Exeter

The University of Exeter has an international reputation for diabetes research. Find out more about the studies they are running and how to get involved.