In the last decade there has been an explosion in the number of type 2 diabetes cases, coinciding with a massive rise in obesity.
At this time there is no known cure for Types 1 diabetes or Type 2 diabetes.
However there is pioneering, life-changing research into care, treatment and prevention and working to find a cure for all types of diabetes.
Leading experts have claimed diabetes could be cured in the next 25 years.
Britain is leading the race to combat the disease, which is caused by the pancreas failing to produce any insulin (Type 1) or insufficient levels of the hormone (Type 2).
Insulin is needed to break down sugar in the blood to allow the body to use the glucose as fuel.
The disease is expected to affect millions of people globally by 2035, and already costs healthcare systems millions an hour in treatments and drugs.
There are lots of avenues that will lead to potential cures for Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes .
Diabetes can’t be cured at the moment. The race is on to get effective treatments for diabetics.
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The Diabetes Research Alliance was set up in 2008 as a subsidiary of Diabetes Ireland, the national charity supporting people with diabetes in Ireland.
To learn more about Diabetes Research in Ireland refer to the Diabetes Ireland Website.