Diabetes teams in marathon challenge

Posted by pt91 at Oct 27, 2015 11:15 AM |
University researchers participate in Leicester Half Marathon

Issued by Leicester Diabetes Centre on 22 October 2015

A team of health researchers are preparing to put theory into practice by lacing up for the Leicester Half Marathon.

Twelve representatives from the Leicester Diabetes Centre (LDC) are taking part in the 13-mile challenge on Sunday, October 25.

They will each run three miles as part of three teams of four and will be raising money for Leicestershire hospice charity LOROS.

Dr Laura Gray, who is a Senior Lecturer of Population and Public Health Sciences at University of Leicester and is based at the LDC, organised the teams.

She said: “As health researchers we are committed to investigating Type 2 diabetes to enable improved prevention and self-management of the condition.

“Our work constantly reinforces the benefits of a healthy lifestyle and exercise – we therefore want to practice what we preach by taking part in the Leicester Half Marathon.”

The Leicester Diabetes Centre is an international centre of excellence in diabetes research, education and innovation led by Professor Melanie Davies and Professor Kamlesh Khunti.

Hosted at Leicester General Hospital, the centre is a partnership between the University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust and the University of Leicester.

Notes to editors

  • For further details, to arrange an interview or more photographs, email oliver.jelley@ojpr.co.uk or call 07803 003811 or 01604 882342.
  • The Diabetes Research Centre is based at the Leicester Diabetes Centre.
  • The Leicester Diabetes Centre is an international centre of excellence in diabetes research, education and innovation and is led by Professor Melanie Davies and Professor Kamlesh Khunti.
  • Hosted at Leicester General Hospital, the Leicester Diabetes Centre is a partnership between the University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust and the University of Leicester, working with the city and county Clinical Commissioning Groups. It is a leading applied health research unit committed to improving the lives and care of people with diabetes and other long-term conditions.
  • For more information about the Leicester Diabetes Centre, visit http://www.leicesterdiabetescentre.org.uk

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