Adopt a Project 2014

For 2014 we adopted the following projects giving £2500 to each.

TARGETING THE TRIGGER OF DIABETIC NEUROPATHY

Dr David Andersson, King’s College London

£143,205 Project grant

Aug 2013 – Aug 2015

Role of Transient Receptor Potential A1 in diabetic pain and neuropathy

Dr David Andersson will build on previous studies to determine the importance of the protein TRPA1 in the development of nerve pain and loss of sensation (neuropathy) as a result of diabetes. This will support the development of new approaches to treatment and prevention.

THE BRAIN AND HYPO UNAWARENESS

Dr Pratik Choudhary, King’s College London

£358,222 Project grant

Jan 2014 – Jan 2017

Understanding cerebral responses to hypoglycaemia: a pathway to effective strategies to treat hypoglycaemia unawareness in Type 1 diabetes

Hypo unawareness affects 30-45% of people with Type 1 diabetes. Dr Pratik Choudhary will use advanced imaging techniques in people with hypo unawareness to find out if the brain activity that typifies this condition can be reversed by avoiding hypos.