Professor Kamlesh Khunti, FRCGP, FRCP, MD, PhD, FMedSci

Head of Department and Professor of Primary Care Diabetes and Vascular Medicine
Professor Kamlesh Khunti

Diabetes Research Centre
University of Leicester
Leicester General Hospital
Gwendolen Road
Leicester, LE5 4PW

Tel: +44 (0)116 258 4005


For general enquiries, email Raj Gill on or telephone +44 (0)116 258 4005.

Personal details

  • NIHR, Senior Investigator Award, 2014



473. Brady EM, Bodicoat DH, Hall AP, Khunti K, Yates T, Edwardson C, Davies MJ. Sleep duration, obesity and insulin resistance in a multi-ethnic UK population at high risk of diabetes. Diabetes Res Clin Pract. 2018 Mar 8. pii: S0168-8227(16)31710-7. doi: 10.1016/j.diabres.2018.03.010. [Epub ahead of print]. PMID: 29526681

472. Zaccardi F, Kunutsor SK, Seidu S, Davies MJ, Khunti K. Is the lower risk of venous thromboembolism with statins related to low-density-lipoprotein reduction? A network meta-analysis and meta-regression of randomised controlled trials. Atherosclerosis. 2018 Mar 2; 271:223-231. doi: 10.1016/j.atherosclerosis.2018.02.035. [Epub ahead of print]. PMID: 29524865

471. Kosiborod M, Cavender M, Fu A, Wilding JP, Khunti K, Holl RW, Norhammar A, Birkeland KI, Jørgensen ME, Thuresson M, Arya N, Bodegård J, Hammar N, Fenici P. Response by Kosiborod et al to Letters Regarding Article, “Lower Risk of Heart Failure and Death in Patients Initiated on Sodium-Glucose Cotransporter-2 Inhibitors Versus Other Glucose-Lowering Drugs: The CVD-REAL Study". Circulation. 27 Feb 2018; 137(9): 989-991. PMID: 29483180

470. Seidu S, Kunutsor S, Cos X, Gillani S, Khunti K. SGLT2 inhibitors and renal outcomes in people type 2 diabetes with or without renal impairment: a systematic review and meta-analysis. Primary Care Diabetes. [E-pub 24 Feb 2018 ahead of print]. PMID: 29482993

469. Rowlands AV, Harrington DM, Bodicoat DH, Davies MJ, Sherar LB, Gorely T, Khunti K, Edwardson CL. Compliance of Adolescent Girls to Repeated Deployments of Wrist-worn Accelerometers. Med Sci Sports Exerc. 2018 Feb 23. doi: 10.1249/MSS.0000000000001588. [Epub ahead of print]. PMID: 29474208

468. Khunti K, Kosiborod M, Ray KK. Legacy benefits of blood glucose, blood pressure and lipid control in people with diabetes and cardiovascular disease: Time to overcome multifactorial therapeutic inertia? Diabetes Obes Metab. 2018 Feb 6. doi: 10.1111/dom.13243. [Epub ahead of print]. PMID: 29405543

467. Chatterjee S, Davies MJ, Khunti K. What have we learnt from "real world" data, observational studies and meta-analyses. Diabetes Obes Metab. 2018 Feb;20 Suppl 1:47-58. doi: 10.1111/dom.13178. PMID: 29364585

466. Rowlands AV, Edwardson CL, Davies MJ, Khunti K, Harrington DM, Yates T. Beyond Cut-points: Accelerometer Metrics that Capture the Physical Activity Profile. Med Sci Sports Exerc. 2018 Jan 23. doi: 10.1249/MSS.0000000000001561. [Epub ahead of print] PMID: 29360664

465. Chatterjee S, Davies MJ, Stribling B, Farooqi A, Khunti K. ‘Real world evaluation of the DESMOND type 2 diabetes education and self management programme’. Practical Diabetes. Jan-Feb 2018; 35(1): 19-22. DOI: 10.1002/pdi.2154

464. Aronson R, Galstyan G, Goldfracht M, Al Sifri S, Elliott L, Khunti K. Direct and indirect health economic impact of hypoglycaemia in global population of patients with insulin-treated diabetes. Diabetes Res Clin Pract. 2018 Jan 31; 138:35-43. doi: 10.1016/j.diabres.2018.01.007. [Epub ahead of print]. PMID: 29355651

463. Khunti K, Ceriello A, Cos X, De Blockf C. Achievement of guideline targets for blood pressure, lipid, and glycaemic control in type 2 diabetes: a meta-analysis. Diabetes Res Clin Pract. 2018 Jan 8; 137:137-148. doi: 10.1016/j.diabres.2017.12.004. PMID: 29325774

462. Joseph P, Lonn E, Bosch J, Lopez P, Zhu J, Keltai M, Dans A, Reid C, Khunti K, Toff W, Piegas L, Kim JH, Swaminathan B, Bohm M, Yusuf S; HOPE-3 Investigators. Long-term Effects of Statins, Blood Pressure-Lowering, and Both on Erectile Function in Persons at Intermediate Risk for Cardiovascular Disease: A Substudy of the Heart Outcomes Prevention Evaluation-3 (HOPE-3) Randomized Controlled Trial. Can J Cardiol. 2018 Jan;34(1):38-44. doi: 10.1016/j.cjca.2017.09.026. PMID: 29275880

461. Henson J, Morgan B, Horsfield M, Davies MJ, Khunti K, Yates T. Sedentary time and MRI derived measures of adiposity in active vs. inactive patients. Obesity (Silver Spring). 2018 Jan; 26(1): 29-36. doi: 10.1002/oby.22034. PMID: 29265769.



460. Schernthaner G, Khunti K, Lotan C, Burnier M, Heinz D, Prazny M.  Relevance of positive cardiovascular outcome trial results in clinical practice: perspectives from the Academy for Cardiovascular Risk, Outcomes and Safety Studies in Type 2 Diabetes (ACROSST2D). Dove Press. 13 Dec 2017;13:1569-1576. PMID: 29276388

459. Zaccardi F, Dhalwani N, Dales J, Mani H, Khunti K, Davies MJ, Webb D.  Comparison of glucose-lowering agents following dual therapy failure in type 2 diabetes, Systematic review and network metaanalysis of randomised controlled trials.  Diabetes, Obesity and Metabolism [Epub 2017 December 5]. DOI: 10.1111/dom.13185. PMID: 29205774

458. Webb M, Davies MJ, Ashra N, Bodicoat D, Moulton C, Ismail K, Khunti K, Webb D, Brady E.  The association between depressive symptoms and insulin resistance, inflammation and adiposity in men and women. PloS one 12(11):e0187448. 2017 Nov 30. DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0187448. PMID: 29190710

457. Yates T, Bakrania K, Dhalwani N, Hamer M, Zaccardi F, Khunti K, Davies MJ.  Reaction time, cardiorespiratory fitness and mortality in UK Biobank: An observational study.  Intelligence (2017), Nov 23 (online).

456. Henson J, Edwardson CE, Bodicoat DH, Bakrania K, Davies MJ, Khunti K, Talbot DCS, Yates T.  Reallocating sitting time to standing or stepping through isotemporal analysis: associations with markers of chronic low-grade inflammation.  Journal of Sports Science, 21 Nov 2017; 21:1-8. DOI: 10.1080/02640414.2017.1405709. [Epub ahead of print].  PMID: 29157133

455. Mani H, Chudasama Y, Hadjiconstantinou M, Bodicoat DH, Edwardson C, Levy M, Gray L, Barnett J, Daly H, Howlett T, Khunti K, Davies M.  Structured Education programme for women with polycystic ovary syndrome: A randomised controlled trial. Endocrine Connections. 13 Nov 2017. pii: EC-17-0274. DOI: 10.1530/EC-17-0274. [Epub ahead of print].  PMID: 29133383

454. Routen A, Biddle S, Bodicoat D, Cale L, Clemes S, Edwardson C, Glazebrook C, Harrington D, Khunti K, Pearson N, Salmon J, Sherar L.  Study design and protocol for a mixed methods evaluation of an intervention to reduce and break up sitting time in primary school classrooms in the UK: The CLASS PAL (Physically Active Learning) Programme.  BMJ Open. 1 Nov 2017;0:e019428. doi:10.1136/bmjopen-2017-019428

453. Khunti K, Kosiborod M. Sodium-glucose co-transporter-2 inhibitors and cardiovascular outcome studies in people with type 2 diabetes: From efficacy to effectiveness. Diabetes, Obesity and Metabolism. DOI: 10.1111/dom.13142. 2017 Oct 27.

452. Arnold S, Inzucchi S, Tang F, McGuire D, Mehta S, Maddox T, Goyal A, Sperling L, Einhorn D, Wong N, Khunti K, Lam C, Kosiborod M.  Real-world use and modelled impact of glucose-lowering therapies evaluated in recent cardiovascular outcomes trials: An NCDR® Research to Practice project.  European Journal of Preventive Cardiology. 2017 Oct;24(15):1637-1645. DOI: 10.1177/2047487317729252. [Epub 5 Sep 2017].  PMID: 28870145

451. Zaccardi F, Khunti K.  Diabetes: Predicting severe hypoglycaemia - a step forward. Nature Reviews Endocrinology. 2017 Oct 23. DOI: 10.1038/nrendo.2017.138. [Epub ahead of print].   PMID: 29052593

450. Russell-Jones D, Pouwer F, Khunti K. Identification of barriers to insulin therapy and approaches for overcoming them.  Diabetes, Obesity and Metabolism. 2017 Oct 20. DOI: 10.1111/dom.13132. [Epub ahead of print].  PMID: 29053215

449. Chatterrjee S, Davies MJ, Khunti K.  How to improve long-term glycemic control in the real world.  Medicographia 2017; 132,  39(3): 167-176.

448. Dhalwani N, Fahami R, Sathanapply H, Seidu S, Davies MJ, Khunti K. Association between polypharmacy and falls in older adults: a longitudinal study from England.  BMJ Open. 2017 Oct 16;7(10):e016358. doi: 10.1136/bmjopen-2017-016358.  PMID: 29042378

447. Khunti K, Davies MJ.  Clinical inertia versus overtreatment in glycaemic management. The Lancet Diabetes and Endocrinology, Published Online October 9, 2017. S2213-8587(17)30339-X. PMID: 29033057

446. Seidu S, Than T, Kar D, Lamba A, Brown P, Zafar A, Hussain R, Amjad A, Capehorn M, Martin E, Fernando K, McMoran J, Millar-Jones D, Kahn S, Campbell N, Brice R, Mohan R, Mistry M, Kanumilli N, St. John J, Quigley R, Kenny C, Khunti K.  Therapeutic inertia amongst general practitioners with interest in diabetes. Primary Care Diabetes. 2018 Feb;12(1):87-91. DOI: 10.1016/j.pcd.2017.09.001. [Epub ahead of print 6 Oct 2017].  PMID: 28993141

445. Lawson C, Jones P, Teece L, Dunbar S, Seferovic P, Khunti K, Mamas M, Kadam U.  Association Between Type 2 Diabetes and All-Cause Hospitalization and Mortality in the UK General Heart Failure Population: Stratification by Diabetic Glycemic Control and Medication Intensification.  JACC Heart Fail. 2018 Jan;6(1):18-26. doi: 10.1016/j.jchf.2017.08.020. [Epub 2017 Oct 11]. PMID: 29032131

444. Jones P, Davies MJ, Khunti K, Seidu S, Chatterjee S.  Artificial Neural Networks in Diabetes Healthcare Professional Education - Effective Diabetes Education Now (EDEN).  Practical Diabetes 2017; 34(8): 268-270 DOI: 10.1002/pdi.2134.

443. Lawson C, Jones P, Teece L, Dunbar S, Seferovic P, Khunti K, Mamas M, Kadam U.  Association Between Type 2 Diabetes and All-Cause Hospitalization and Mortality in the UK General Heart Failure Population: Stratification by Diabetic Glycemic Control and Medication Intensification. JACC: Heart Failure. 2017 Oct 4. pii: S2213-1779(17)30605-4. doi: 10.1016/j.jchf.2017.08.020. [Epub ahead of print].  PMID: 29032131

442. Rowlands A, Mirkes EM, Yates T, Clemes S, Davies MJ, Khunti K, Edwardson CL.  Accelerometer assessed physical activity in epidemiology: Are monitors equivalent? Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise. 2017 Oct 2. DOI: 10.1249/MSS.0000000000001435. [Epub ahead of print]. PMID: 28976493

441. Zaccardi F, Webb D, Davies MJ, Dhalwani N, Housley G, Shaw D, Hatton J, Khunti K.  Risk factors and outcome differences in hypoglycaemia-related hospital admissions: A case-control study in England.  Diabetes Obes Metab. 2017 Oct;19(10):1371-1378. doi: 10.1111/dom.12941. Epub 2017 Apr 21.  PMID:28295974

440. Chatterjee S, Davies MJ, Heller S, Speight J, Snoek FJ, Khunti K.  Diabetes structured self-management education programmes: a narrative review and current innovations. Lancet Diabetes Endocrinology. 2017 Sep 29. pii: S2213-8587(17)30239-5. doi: 10.1016/S2213-8587(17)30239-5. [Epub ahead of print].  PMID: 28970034

439. Khunti K, Gomes M, Pocock S, Shestakova MD, Pintat S, Fenici P, Hammar N, Medina J. Therapeutic inertia in the treatment of hyperglycaemia in patients with type 2 diabetes: a systematic review. Diabetes, Obesity and Metabolism. 2017 Aug 22. DOI: 10.1111/dom.13088 [Epub ahead of print].  PMID:28834075

438. Yates T, Zaccardi F, Dhalwani NN, Davies M, Bakrania K, Celis-Morales C, Gill JMR, Franks PW, Khunti K. Association of walking pace and handgrip strength with all-cause, cardiovascular, and cancer mortality: A UK Biobank observational study.  European Heart Journal 2017 August 21. (2017) 00, 1–9 doi:10.1093/eurheartj/ehx449.

437. Khunti K, Godec TR, Medina J, Garcia-Alvarez L, Hiller J, Gomes MB, Cid-Ruzafa J, Charbonnel B, Fenici P, Hammar N, Hashigami K, Kosiborod M, Nicolucci A, Shestakova MV, Ji L, Pocock S.  Patterns of glycaemic control in patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus initiating second-line therapy after metformin monotherapy: Retrospective data for 10 256 individuals from the United Kingdom and Germany.  Diabetes, Obesity and Metabolism. 2017 Aug 17. doi: 10.1111/dom.13083. [Epub ahead of print].  PMID: 28817227

436. Khunti K, Seidu S, Kunutsor S, Davies M.  Association Between Adherence to Pharmacotherapy and Outcomes in Type 2 Diabetes: A Meta-analysis. Diabetes Care. 2017 Aug 11. pii: dc161925. doi: 10.2337/dc16-1925. [Epub ahead of print] PMID: 28801474

435. Yates T, Zaccardi F, Dhalwani NN, Davies M, Bakrania K, Celis-Morales C, Gill JMR, Franks PW, Khunti K. Association of walking pace and handgrip strength with all-cause, cardiovascular, and cancer mortality: A UK Biobank observational study.  European Heart Journal (2017) 00, 1–9 doi:10.1093/eurheartj/ehx449.

434. Henson J, Yates, Davies M, Khunti K. Type 2 diabetes preventions: A guide to management. Diabetes & Primary Care 19: 126-35

433. Mauricio D, Meneghini L, Seufert J, Liao L, Wang H, Tong L, Cali A, Stella P, Carita P, Khunti K.  Glycaemic control and hypoglycaemia burden in patients with type 2 diabetes initiating basal insulin in Europe and the USA.  Diabetes, Obesity and Metabolism. 2017 Aug;19(8):1155-1164. DOI: 10.1111/dom.12927. [Epub 2017 Apr 10].  PMID:28251792

432. Chatterjee S, Davies M, Khunti K. Pharmaceutical Interventions for Diabetes Prevention in Patients at Risk. American Journal of Cardiovascular Drugs 2017 Jul 31. DOI: 10.1007/is40256-017-0239-y [Epub ahead of print]. PMID: 28762143

431. Barber S, Dhalwani NN, Davies M, Khunti K, Gray L. External National Validation of the Leicester Self-Assessment Score for Type 2 Diabetes Using Data from the English Longitudinal Study of Ageing. Diabet Med. 2017 Jul 26. doi: 10.1111/dme.13433. [Epub ahead of print].  PMID: 28744894

430. Jelleyman C, Edwardson CL, Henson J, Gray LJ, Rowlands AV, Khunti K, Davies MJ, Yates T. Associations of  Physicial Activity Intensities with Markers of Insulin Sensitivity. Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise. 2017 Dec; 49(12):2451-2458. DOI:10.1249/MSS.0000000000001381 [Epub ahead of print 2017 Jul 19]. PMID: 28723844

429. Kunutsor SK, Seidu S, Blom AW, Khunti K, Laukkanen JA. Serum C-reative protein increases the risk of venous thromboembolism: a prospective study and meta-analysis of published prospective evidence. European Journal of Epidemiology 2017 Jul 17. DOI: 10.1007/is10654-017-0277-4 [Epub ahead of print]. PMID: 28718029

428. Sarwar KN, Cliff P, Saravanan P, Khunti K, Nirantharakumar K, Narendran P. Comorbidities, complications and mortality in people of South Asian ethnicity with type 1 diabetes compared with other ethnic groups: a systematic review. BMJ Open 2017 Jul 13. DOI: 10.1136/bmjopen-2016-015005. PMID:28710207

427. O’Donovan G, Chudasama Y, Grocock S, Leigh R, Dalton A, Gray L, Yates T, Edwardson C, Hill S, Webb D, Khunti K, Davies M. The association between air pollution and type 2 diabetes in a large cross-sectional study in Leicester: The CHAMPIONS Study. Environ Int. 2017 Jul;104:41-47. doi: 10.1016/j.envint.2017.03.027. PMID: 28411585

426. Bakrania K, Edwardson CL, Khunti K, Bandelow S, Davies MJ, Yates T. Associations between sedentary behaviours and cognitive function: cross-sectional and prospective findings from the UK Biobank. American Journal of Epidemiology 13 July 2017. DOI:10.1093/aje/kwx273.  PMID: 28992036

425. Arnold SV, Goyal A, Inzucchi SE, McGuire DK, Tang F, Mehta SN, Sperling LS, Maddox TM, Einhorn D, Wong ND, Hammar N, Fenici P, Khunti K, Lam CSP, Kosiborod M. Quality of Care of the Initial Patient Cohort of the Diabetes Collaborative Registry®. Journal of American Heart Association August 11 2017. DOI:10.1161/JAHA.117.005999

424. Perrin PE, Davies MJ, Robertson N, Snoek FJ, Khunti K. The prevalence of diabetes-specific emotional distress in people with Type 2 diabetes: a systematic review and meta-analysis. Diabetic Medicine 2017 Aug 11. DOI:10.0000/dme.13448 [Epub ahead of print] PMID: 28799294

423. Mata-Cases M, Franch-Nadal J, Real J, Gratacos M, Lopez-Simarro F, Khunti K, Mauricio D. Therapeutic Inertia in Patients Treated with Two or More Antidiabetics in Primary Care: Factors Predicting Intensification of Treatment. Diabetes, Obesity and Metabolism. 2017 Jun 28. DOI: 10.1111/dom.13045 [Epub ahead of print] PMID: 28656746

422. Zaccardi F, Webb D, Davies M, Dhalwani N, Gray L, Chatterjee S, Housley G, Shaw D, Hatton J, Khunti K. Predicting hospital stay, mortality, and readmission in people admitted for hypoglycaemia in England. Prognostic models derivation and validation. Diabetologia. 2017 Jun;60(6):1007-1015. doi: 10.1007/s00125-017-4235-1. PMID: 28314943

421. Kidy F, Dhalwani N, Harrington D, Gray L, Bodicoat D, Webb D, Davies M, Khunti K. Associations between anthropometric measurements and cardiometabolic risk factors in White European and South Asian adults in the UK".  Mayo Clin Proc. 2017 Jun;92(6):925-933. doi: 10.1016/j.mayocp.2017.02.009 PMID: 28578782

420. Seidu S, Farooqi A, Khunti K, Davies MJ. Integrated primary care: Is this the solution to the diabetes epidemic? Diabetic Medicine 2017 Jun;34(6):748-750. doi: 10.1111/dme.13348. PMID: 28294386

419. Dunkley AJ, Tyrer F, Doherty Y, Martin-Stacey L, Patel N, Spong R, Makepeace C, Bhaumik S, Gangadharan SK, Yates T, Davies MJ, Khunti K, on behalf of the STOP Diabetes Team. Development of a multi-component lifestyle intervention for preventing type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular risk factors in adults with intellectual disabilities. Journal of Public Health (Oxf) 2017 1-10. DOI: 10.1093/pubmed/fdx067 [Published 17 June 2017] PMID: 28985308

418. Woringer M, Cecil E, Watt H, Chang K, Hamid F, Khunti K, Dubois, Evason J, Majeed A, Soljak M. Evaluation of community provision of a preventative cardiovascular programme – the National Health Service Health Check in reaching the under-served groups by primary care in England: cross sectional observational study. BME Health Services Research. 2017 Jun 14;17(1):405. DOI: 10.1186/s12913-017-2346-5 [Published 14 June 2017] PMID: 28615019

417. Dunkley A, Tyrer F, Spong R, Gray L J, Gillett M, Doherty Y, Martin-Stacey L, Patel N, Yates T, Bhaumik S, Chalk T, Chudasama Y, Thomas C, Sadler S, Cooper S, Gangadharan S K, Davies M J, Khunti K.  Screening for glucose intolerance and development of a lifestyle education programme for prevention of type 2 diabetes in a population with intellectual disabilities: the STOP diabetes research project. NIHR Journals Library, Programme Grants Appl Res 2017;5(11).  DOI 10.3310/pgfar05110.  PMID: 28671802

416. McCarthy M, Edwardson CL, Davies MJ, Henson J, Gray L, Khunti K, Yates T.  Change in Sedentary Time, Physical Activity, Bodyweight, and Hba1c in High-Risk Adults. Med Sci Sports Exerc. 2017 Jun;49(6):1120-1125. doi: 10.1249/MSS.0000000000001218. PMID: 28121795

415. Gray LJ, Troughton J, Khunti K, Davies MJ. Let’s Prevent Diabetes: From idea to implementation.  Practical Diabetes. 2017; 34(2): 55–57

414. Boels AM, Vos RC, Hermans T, Zuithoff N, Muller N, Khunti K, Rutten G. What determines treatment satisfaction of patients with type 2 diabetes on insulin therapy? An observational study in eight European countries. BMJ Open. 2017 Jul 11;7(7):e016180. doi: 10.1136/bmjopen-2017-016180

413. Dunkley AJ, Tyrer F, Gray LJ, Bhaumik S, Spong R, Chudasama Y, Ganghadaran S, Davies M, Khunti K. Type 2 diabetes and glucose intolerance in a population with intellectual disabilities: the STOP diabetes cross-sectional screening study. Journal of Intellectual Disability Research. 2017 Jul;61(7):668-681. DOI: 10.1111/jir.12380 [Epub 2017 May 21] PMID: 28544066

412. McCarthy M, Edwardson CL, Davies MJ, Henson J, Rowlands A, King JA, Bodicoat D, Khunti K, Yates T. Breaking up sedentary time with seated upper body activity can regulate metabolic health in obese high risk adults: A randomised crossover trial. Diabetes Obes Metab. 2017 May 23. doi: 10.1111/dom.13016. [Epub ahead of print]. PMID:28544202

411. Kosiborod M, Cavender MA, Fu AZ, Wilding JP, Khunti K, Holl RW, Norhammar A, Birkeland KI, Jørgensen M, Thuresson M, Arya N, Bodegård J, Hammar N, Fenici P; CVD-REAL Investigators and Study Group. Lower Risk of Heart Failure and Death in Patients Initiated on SGLT-2 Inhibitors Versus Other Glucose-Lowering Drugs: The CVD-REAL Study. Circulation. 2017 Jul 18; 136(3):249-259. doi: 10.1161/CIRCULATIONAHA.117.029190. Epub 2017 May 18. PMID: 28522450

410. Hadjiconstantinou M, Mani H, Patel N, Levy M, Davies M, Khunti K, Stone M. Understanding and supporting women with polycystic ovary syndrome: a qualitative study in an ethnically diverse UK sample. Endocrine Connections. 2017 Jul;6(5):323-330. DOI: 10.1530?EC-17-0053 [Epub 2017 May 17] PMID: 28515051

409. Hambling CE, Seidu SI, Davies MJ, Khunti K. Older people with type 2 diabetes, including those with Chronic Kidney Disease or dementia, are commonly overtreated on sulphonylurea or insulin therapies. Diabetic Medicine. 2017 Sep;34(9):1219-1227. doi: 10.1111/dme.13380. Epub 2017 Jun 5.  PMID: 28498634

408. McCarthy M, Edwardson CL, Davies MJ, Henson J, Bodicoat DH, Khunti K, Dunstan DW, King JA, Yates T.  Fitness Moderates Glycemic Responses to Sitting and Light Activity Breaks.  Med Sci Sports Exerc. 2017 Nov;49(11):2216-2222. doi: 10.1249/MSS.0000000000001338. [Epub ahead of print 8 Jun 2017]. PMID: 28594657

407. Khunti K, Alsifri S, Aronson R, Cigrovski Berković M, Enters-Weijnen C, Forsén T, Galstyan G, Geelhoed-Duijvestijn P, Goldfracht M, Gydesen H, Kapur R, Lalic N, Ludvik B, Moberg E, Pedersen-Bjergaard U, Ramachandran A; HAT Investigator Group. Impact of hypoglycaemia on patient-reported outcomes from a global, 24-country study of 27,585 people with type 1 and insulin-treated type 2 diabetespeople with type 1 and insulin-treated type 2 diabetes. Diabetes Research and Clinical Practice 2017 May 12;130:121-129 DOI: 10.1016/j.diabres.2017.05.004 PMID: 28602812

406. Trivedi H, Gray LJ, Seidu S, Davies MJ, Charpentier G, Lindblad U, Kellner C, Nolan J, Pazderska A, Rutten G, Trento M, Khunti K. Self-knowledge of HbA1c in people with Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus and its association with glycaemic control. Primary Care Diabetes 2017 Jul 3 pii:S1751-9918(17)30091-8. Doi: 10.1016/j.pcd.2017.03.011 [Epub ahead of print] PMID:28684227

405. Kar D, Seidu S, Davies M, Khunti K.  Managing vascular risk factors among obese quitters with diabetes: how intensive lifestyle intervention and novel pharmacotherapy can work in concert.  Br J Diabetes 2017;17:19-23 doi: 10.15277/bdj.2017.120

404. Bakrania K, Yates T, Edwardson CL, Bodicoat DH, Esliger DW, Gill J, Kazi A, Velayudhan L, Sinclair AJ, Sattar N, Biddle S, Hamer M, Davies MJ, Khunti K.  Associations of moderate-to-vigorous-intensity physical activity and body mass index with glycated haemoglobin within the general population: a cross sectional analysis of the 2008 Health Survey for England. BMJ Open. 2017 Apr 3;7(4):e014456. doi: 10.1136/bmjopen-2016-014456. PMID: 28373255

403. Da MouraSemedo C, Webb M, Waller H, Khunti K, Davies M. Skin Autofluorescence, A Non-Invasive Marker of Advanced Glycation End Products: Clinical Relevance and Limitations. Postgrad Med J. 2017 May;93(1099):289-294. doi: 10.1136/postgradmedj-2016-134579 PMID: 28143896

402. Webb DR, Zaccardi F, Davies MJ, Griffin SJ, Wareham NJ, Simmons RK, Rutten GE, Sandbaek A, Borch-Johnsen K, Khunti K. Cardiovascular risk factors and incident albuminuria in screen-detected type 2 diabetes. Diabetes Metabolism Research and Reviews 2017 May;33(4). doi: 10.1002/dmrr.2877. Epub 2017 Mar 2 PMID: 28029211

401. Khunti K, Davies MJ. Clinical Inertia – time to reappraise the terminology? Primary Care Diabetes 2017 Apr;11(2):105-106. doi:10.1016/j.pcd.2017.01.007. Epub 2017 Feb 20.  PMID: 28222959

400. Htike ZZ, Zaccardi F, Papamargaritis DM Webb DR, Khunti K, Davies MJ. Efficacy and Safety of Glucagon-like peptide-1 receptor agonists in type 2 diabetes Systematic review and mixed-treatment comparison analysis. Diabetes, Obesity and Metabolism 2017 Apr;19(4):524-536. doi: 10.1111/dom.12849. Epub 2017 Feb 17. PMID: 27981757

399. Paul S, Owusu Adjah E, Samanta M, Patel K, Bellary S, Hanif W, Khunti K. Comparison of body mass index at diagnosis of diabetes in a multiethnic population: a case-control study with matched non-diabetic controls. Diabetes, Obesity and Metabolism 2017. DOI: 10.1111/dom.12915. [Epub 17 Feb] PMID: 28211609

398. Chatterjee S, Khunti K, Davies MJ. Type 2 Diabetes. The Lancet Jun 3;389(10085):2239-2251, DOI: 10.1016/S0140-6736(17)30058-2  PMID: 28190580

397. Bakrania K, Edwardson CL, Khunti K, Henson J, Stamatakis E, Hamer M, Davies MJ, Yates T. Associations of objectively measured moderate-to-vigorous-intensity physical activity and sedentary time with all-cause mortality in a population of adults at high risk of type 2 diabetes mellitus. Preventive Medicine Reports, 26 Jan 5:285-8. [Available Online 26 January 2017] DOI: 10.1016/j.pmedr.2017.01.013 PMID: 28149710

396. Biddle S, Edwardson CL, Gorely T, Wilmot EG, Yates T, Nimmo MA, Khunti K, Davies MJ. Reducing sedentary time in adults at risk of type 2 diabetes:  process evaluation of the STAND (Sedentary Time ANd Diabetes) RCT. BMC Public Health 14 Jan 2017 17(1):80. DOI: 10.1186/s12889-016-3941-9 PMID: 28088243

395. Kunutsor SK, Seidu S, Khunti K. Statins and primary prevention of venous thromboembolism: a systematic review and meta-analysis. The Lancet Haematology 4(2) e83-e93 [Epub 13 Jan 2017] DOI: 10.1016/S2352-3026(16)30184-3 PMID: 28089655

394. Carter P, Bodicoat DH, Jones A, Khunti K, Davies MJ, Edwardson CL, Henson J, Yates T, Coombes E. The impact of neighbourhood walkability on the effectiveness of a structured education programme to increase objectively measured walking. Journal of Public Health 1-8 2017 Jan 9. DOI: 10.1093/pubmed/fdw144. [Epub ahead of print] PMID: 28069992

393. Leal J, Ahrabian D, Davies MJ, Gray LJ, Khunti K, Yates T, Gray AM. Cost-effectiveness of a pragmatic structured education intervention for the prevention of type 2 diabetes: economic evaluation of data from the Let’s Prevent diabetes cluster-randomised controlled trial. BMJ Open 2017 Jan 9;7(1):e013592. DOI: 10.1136/bmjopen-2016-013592 PMID: 28069625

392. Edwardson CL, Henson J, Bodicoat DH, Bakrania K, Khunti K, Davies MJ, Yates T. Associations of re-allocating sitting time into standing or stepping with glucose, insulin and insulin sensitivity: a cross sectional analysis of adults at risk of type 2 diabetes. BMJ Open 13 Jan 7(1):e014267. DOI: 10.1136/bmjopen-2016-014267 PMID: 28087555

391. Gholap NN, Achana FA, Davies MJ, Ray KK, Gray L, Khunti K. Long-term mortality after acute myocardial infarction among individuals with and without diabetes: A systematic review and meta-analysis of studies in the post-reperfusion era. Diabetes Obes Metab. 2017 Mar;19(3):364-374. doi: 10.1111/dom.12827. Epub 2017 Jan 19.   PMID: 27862801

390. Henson J, Yates T, Davies M, Khunti K. Unit 3 special care groups type 2 diabetes prevention: A guide to management. Diabetes and Primary Care 19(3):126-134 01 Jan 2017.


You can also view a PDF of my 2015 publications and 2016 publications.


  • Professional interest in quality improvement, especially in cardiovascular disease and diabetes, and in teaching
  • Interest in evidence-based medicine and audit
  • Interest in cardiovascular medicine and diabetes



Current students

Yogini Chudasama January 2017 –
University of Leicester, with Professor Khunti, Diabetes Research Centre
Epidemiology and health care costs of multimorbidity in the UK

Claire Fitzpatrick January 2017
University of Leicester, jointly with Dr Chatterjee and Professor Khunti, Diabetes Research Centre
Hypoglycaemia Risk in South Asian Patients with Type 2 Diabetes

Usman Muhammad October 2016 to October 2017
University of Leicester, jointly with Clare Gillies and Professor Khunti, Department of Health Sciences
Intensive multifactorial interventions in individuals with type 2 diabetes and micro-albuminuria. A Decision model to assess long-term cost-effectiveness

Michelle Hadjiconstantinou October 2014 –
University of Leicester, with Professor Khunti, Diabetes Research Centre
The effectiveness of web-based interventions to improve wellbeing in type 2 diabetes

Kishan Bakrania May 2014 -
University of Leicester, jointly with Professor Khunti, Professor Davies and Dr Tom Yates, Diabetes Research Centre.
Novel approaches for analysing accelerometer data

Zin Zin Htike January 2014 to March 2018
University of Leicester, jointly with Dr Webb, Professor Davies and Professor Khunti, Diabetes Research Centre.
Impact of Liraglutide on cardiac function and structure in young adults with type 2 diabetes

Charlotte Jelleyman October 2013 to September 2016
University of Leicester, jointly with Dr Yates, Professor Khunti and Professor Davies, Diabetes Research Centre.
High intensity interval training: Can metabolic benefits be translated to clinical groups?

Matthew McCarthy October 2013 to March 2017
University of Leicester, jointly with Dr Yates, Professor Khunti and Professor Davies, Diabetes Research Centre.
Glucose control and metabolic heath in chronic disease: Are novel approaches to increased physical activity/reduced sedentary behaviour effective?

Nitin Gholap January 2011
University of Leicester, with Professor Khunti, Department of Health Sciences
Prevalence and prognostic implications of chronic hyperglycaemia in South Asian and White European individuals following an acute myocardial infarction

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