The research activity of the department is carried out in accordance with the plan of the approved research subject “Studying the prevalence of different lesions of the nervous system in patients with type I and II diabetes mellitus and developing the effective methods of pharmacological therapy of diabetic neuropathy".
The members of the department also currently conduct clinical trials of pharmacological agents of domestic and foreign production as directed by the State Expert Centre of the Ministry of Health of Ukraine.
The department was awarded the top assessment in the international scientific community when Full Professor B. M. Mankovsky, head of the department, Corresponding Member of the National Academy of Medical Sciences of Ukraine, was elected the Board Member of the European Association for the Study of Diabetes (EASD) and the Presidium Member of the working group on studying diabetic neuropathy (Neurodiab) within the European Association for the Study of Diabetes; and Full Professor O. M. Barna was elected a member of the Executive Committee of the European Association of Preventive Cardiology and Rehabilitation.
The staff members are part of editorial boards of the well-known Ukrainian scientific medical editions. The head of the department Full Professor B. M. Mankovsky is the editor-in-chief of the core journal “Diabet, Ozhyrinnia, Metabolichnyi Syndrom” (Diabetes, Obesity, Metabolic Syndrome), and Full Professor O. M. Barna is the editor-in-chief of the journal "Medix. Anti-aging".
Full Professor B. M. Mankovsky is a reviewer of such leading scientific editions as “Diabetes Care”, “Diabetes” (USA) and others. He is also included in the editorial board of “Journal of Diabetes Science and Technology”.