Newcastle Magnetic Resonance Centre

The ReTune Study

The ReTUNE study

Professor Roy Taylor’s team is now testing whether Type 2 diabetes in people who have a normal BMI is also caused by too much fat inside liver and pancreas. If so, we would expect most people with recently diagnosed type 2 diabetes to be able to return to normal blood sugar levels long term.


An important additional aim is to test whether we can detect traces in the blood that the normal fat stores are overfilled during diabetes and whether these traces return to normal when diabetes is put into remission. Such a simple blood test would be very useful.
The study is now fully recruited (as of July 2021) and final results are expected by Spring 2022