NICRN (Diabetes)


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The Northern Ireland Clinical Research Network (NICRN) undertakes diabetes research throughout Northern Ireland. The NICRN is part of a UK-wide initiative to provide opportunities for patients and clinicians to participate in high-quality clinical research.

The NICRN aims to:

  • promote diabetes research within Northern Ireland;
  • attract clinical trials in diabetes to Northern Ireland;
  • conduct clinical trials across Northern Ireland to the highest standards of quality and safety;
  • provide infrastructure to facilitate the start-up of new trials in diabetes medicine;
  • improve access for diabetes patients to new cutting-edge treatments.

Areas of interest include the following:

  •  Influence of diet and nutrition, endocrine replacement therapy, and drugs on insulin action and vascular function.
  •  Understanding and influencing the outcome of diabetic pregnancy.
  •  Evidence-based practice in diabetes care, including the impact of structured patient education.
  • Genetics of renal disease in diabetes.