In response to this pandemic, we’ve announced an urgent funding call for research projects looking at the specific ways coronavirus affects people living with diabetes. We know there’s a lot more to learn about this new type of virus, and we know we need answers fast.

That’s why we asked scientists across the UK to apply for £100,000 of new funding, so that we can start to understand more about coronavirus and diabetes as soon as possible. Our hope is that the findings of this new research will help us rapidly improve the advice that can be given to people living with diabetes, and help them keep safe and healthy during this uncertain time. We’re fast-tracking our usual processes and will be able to update you on what we’re funding soon.

We’ve also taken a closer look at the research behind the news headlines about coronavirus and blood sugar levels, so that you can understand what it all means for you or your loved ones.