Leicester Diabetes Centre

Type 2 risk tool hits one million mark

6th April 2016

A total of 1 million people have now been through a type 2 risk assessment tool, it has been announced. The Know Your Risk resource, which was developed by researchers at the University of ...

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Diabetes centre commended in parliament

4th March 2016

The work of an international centre of excellence in diabetes research and education based in Leicester has been highly praised in parliament. Keith Vaz, MP for Leicester East, made the comments ...

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Diabetes professor awarded CBE

30th December 2015

A doctor who established an international centre of excellence in diabetes research in Leicester has been awarded a CBE in the New Year’s Honours List. Professor Melanie Davies has been ...

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Standing up helps prevent type 2

17th December 2015

Regularly standing up or walking could help prevent women who are at high risk of type 2 diabetes from developing the condition, according to a new study.  Currently, those at risk of type 2 are ...

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Review of new once-weekly type 2 drugs

8th December 2015

Once-weekly glucagon-like peptide-1 receptor agonists (GLP-1RAs) differ in their efficacy and safety profiles, according to new research by the University of Leicester. Compared to other ...

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Leading experts back Jamie’s sugar campaign

18th November 2015

Two of the country’s leading researchers into Type 2 diabetes have come out in support of Jamie Oliver’s latest health campaign, saying “it’s time to tackle the sugar generation”. Professors ...

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Message in a film for World Diabetes Day

13th November 2015

A diabetes researcher has combined science with art to produce a powerful awareness-raising message for World Diabetes Day. Michelle Hadjiconstantinou, a University of Leicester PhD student and ...

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Type 2 screening needs ‘reviewing’

20th October 2015

The process for screening for type 2 diabetes or those at high risk of the condition needs “careful re-evaluation”, according to the first study on the effectiveness of testing methods. Diabetes ...

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