We are the Diabetes Research and Wellness Foundation (DRWF).

We are funding diabetes research in the UK & around the world in order to understand the causes, prevention, treatment and management - our ultimate goal is to find a cure.

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Who We Are

DRWF was established in 1998 to raise awareness of all types of diabetes and associated complications; provide information and support to promote good self-management and to enhance quality of life.

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How We Work

We aim to support people with diabetes, through the provision of information and guidance, while the researchers we fund continue to work towards finding a cure.

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Our Work Globally

We work with sister organisations in the US, France, Sweden, Finland and Norway under the umbrella of the International Diabetes Wellness Network.

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Contact Us

Visit this page to find out how to get in touch with DRWF, and to learn more about how we contact the public and our privacy policy.

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Fundraising Regulator

DRWF is registered with the Fundraising Regulator who set and maintain the standards for charitable fundraising. Those who register with the regulator agree to ensure their fundraising is legal, open, honest and respectful.

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Our Funded Research

Our annual funding round is designed to support bright young researchers, as well as established institutions, as they strive to make the kind of life-changing breakthrough our diabetes community is hoping for. 

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How We Can Help at DRWF


Each year we run events for people living with diabetes, ranging from educational workshops and wellness events, to fundraising marathons and group skydives. To find out more about our events and how we support people living with diabetes, please visit our Events Page.


Since 1998 we have provided over £12 million of funding for medical research programmes, with the aim of finding a cure for all types of diabetes. In 2004, we made a significant commitment to Islet Cell Research and Transplant, a programme which focuses on the role of islet cells in diabetes. Read more about our commitment to research by visiting our Research Page.


We rely on our amazing donors who raise the funds that help support people living with diabetes across the UK, as well as funding our vital research programmes. There are lots of ways to raise money to support people living with all forms of diabetes, there’s something for everyone! To discover more about fundraising with us, please visit our Fundraising Page