The Diabetes Research Centre constitutes a multi-disciplinary team of consultants, research registrars, research nurse fellows, research nurses, research associates and administration staff and is now located at the new Leicester Diabetes Centre in the Leicester General Hospital. The co-location onto one site of the Leicester Diabetes Research Teams means that the whole team can work more closely together as an ecosystem, and the fusion of researchers, academic, technical, administrative and clinical staff has created a real space for mutual learning and support. The team carries out academic and commercial studies in all areas of diabetes to include:

  • New oral treatments and combinations of treatments for diabetes
  • New insulins, including inhaled insulin
  • Long term cardiovascular outcomes
  • Pre-diabetes and prevention of Type 2 Diabetes and early detection of Type 2 Diabetes and intensive treatment

The Diabetes Research Centre has attracted a range of prestigious NIHR funded infrastructure. This is unique for the UK, allowing rapid progress across both translational gaps. This means we are able to move seamlessly from the generation of new ideas, to the development and evolution of new therapeutic approaches and health care, and on to the implementation of these approaches into routine clinical care. This integrated approach reduces the time taken to move from experimental proof of concept studies to improved patient care.

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