New Priority Setting Partnership in Diabetes and Pregnancy Research

We are proud to announce on World Diabetes Day the support of the Diabetes Research & Wellness Foundation (DRWF) and the Nuffield Department of Population Health, University of Oxford, funding awards to identify the priorities for research in diabetes and pregnancy. A new James Lind Alliance Priority Setting Partnership (JLA PSP) has been established by Dr Goher Ayman and Professor Marian Knight, in collaboration with Diabetes UK, the JDRF, clinical specialists, and people who have lived experience of diabetes and pregnancy. This work will help direct research towards areas where little is known, and there is great need, in the care of women and their families whose lives are impacted by diabetes and pregnancy. (DRWF award ref: SCA/PP/12/19)

This initiative is the direct result of the involvement of our Diabetes in Pregnancy PPI group of women with lived experience of diabetes in pregnancy. Their support has already helped to secure funding for another project to understand why women may experience the life-threatnening condition of diabetic ketoacidosis (DKA) in pregnancy. This important project, led by Professor Marian Knight uses the UK Obstetric Surveillance System (UKOSS) and confidential case enquiry, and is funded by an NIHR Research for Patient Benefit grant (NIHR RfPB ref: PB-PG-0817-20004).