Scottish Diabetes Research Network Type 1 Bioresource

This study of people with type 1 diabetes in Scotland is being funded jointly by Diabetes UK and the Chief Scientist’s Office of Scotland. It is being conducted by a group of doctors and research nurses across Scotland who are interested in research into the causes and consequences of Type 1 diabetes   

Recruitment is currently taking place in the following health board areas

  • Grampian
  • Tayside
  • Lothian
  • Fife
  • Greater Glasgow
  • Dumfries and Galloway
  • Highland
  • Ayr
  • Lanarkshire
  • ForthValley


Over 5500 have already participated.

Patients are invited to participate whilst attending their routine diabetic clinic or, if preferred, on a separate single visit in a convenient location.


The purpose of this Bioresource is to create a large set of samples and information about diabetes from people with type 1 diabetes and make it available anonymously to those conducting scientific research into diabetes.

The day to day organisation of the research is being co-ordinated by the Principal Investigator, Professor Helen Colhoun, and her study team based at University of Dundee.

Diabetes specialists across Scotland are supporting this project and will be inviting patients to donate a blood sample during their usual clinic visit and answering a questionnaire about lifestyle, and medical and family history of diabetes.


Contact: Study Co-ordinator

Bridget Shepherd

Diabetic Support Unit

Level 8, NinewellsHospital


Tel: 01382 383280