• To conduct high-quality research into diabetes and related metabolic disease in older people
    • To investigate the relationship between diabetes and frailty by clinical and basic science research
    • To enhance the quality of diabetes care for older people through new initiatives in clinical practice, audit and research
    • To provide a forum for discussion between health professionals and scientists, and involve people with diabetes, their carers and families, in programmes which promote their health and well-being
  • Building on the previous work of IDOP in Bedfordshire, to:
    • Establish sustainable academic partnerships
    • Ensure policies and strategies are developed to meet the needs of older people with diabetes