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About Help BEAT Diabetes

Help BEAT Diabetes aim is to encourage people from across Greater Manchester and the surrounding areas with diabetes to take part in research studies.

Diabetes is one of the health conditions supported by the Research for the Future campaign (alongside respiratory disease, kidney disease and heart disease).

Research for the Future is a NHS-supported campaign to encourage people living in and around Greater Manchester to get more involved with local health research opportunities. Find out more.

Take a look at our one minute promotional video here 

About Diabetes

Diabetes is a common life-long health condition. There are 3.5 million people diagnosed with diabetes in the UK and an estimated 500,000+ people who have the condition, but don’t know it. Find out more about the condition, including how to manage it, on the Diabetes UK website.

Diabetes is one of the most important medical problems of our time. If you’re interested in finding out how you can take part in diabetes research studies, join Help BEAT Diabetes.

By signing up you could help to improve future generations’ healthcare and help to prevent diabetes for patients who may be at risk of developing the condition.

Joining Help BEAT Diabetes

Joining Help BEAT Diabetes is free. When you sign up, we will ask you for your contact details, type of diabetes and year of diagnosis. We will explain the different ways research is conducted and you can tell us which of these you are interested in.

It is always your decision whether you take part in any research we tell you about. Your participation is completely voluntary and you can withdraw from a study or from the Research for the Future database at any time without it affecting your diabetes care.

Any information you provide is stored on a secure NHS database kept in accordance with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and Data Protection Act (2018). Only the Research for the Future team have access to it.  Your details will never be passed to anyone else.

Help us improve care and treatments and sign up to Help BEAT Diabetes.

Quality in Care Diabetes award

The Help BEAT Diabetes campaign was highly commended in the 2016 Quality in Care Diabetes awards. Find out more.