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CSG 6: microvascular and macrovascular complications

CSG 6 aims to improve the prevention and management of diabetes-related complications. This CSG will focus on the prevention and management of the microvascular and macrovascular complications of diabetes. 

It will recognise the need to understand the underlying pathogenic processes of vascular complications, in order to achieve this. 

It will cover – but not be limited to – nerve and lower-limb related issues, retinopathy, kidney complications and cardiovascular diseases. 

Find out what CSG 6 have been up to in their first year in their 2017-2018 Annual Report.


Chair: Professor John Petrie, University of Glasgow

Professor Petrie works on vascular disease in Type 1 and 2 diabetes, focusing on ways to reduce rates of complications. His work includes large observational studies, biomarker discovery and clinical trials.

Who's involved?

CSGs are bringing together researchers, healthcare professionals and people with diabetes to create a roadmap for new research.

  • Dr Martin Rutter, Deputy Chair; Senior Lecturer in Cardiometabolic Medicine; Honorary Consultant Physician, University of Manchester
  • Alison Blackburn, Lay member, Newcastle
  • Ann Middleton, Lay member, Manchester
  • Keith Spurr, Lay member, Lincolnshire
  • Professor Helen Colhoun, AXA Chair of Medical Informatics and Life Course Epidemiology, University of Edinburgh
  • Dr Sudesna Chatterjee, Senior Clinical Researcher; Honorary Consultant in Diabetes & Endocrinology, University of Leicester
  • Dr Lisa Heather, Diabetes UK RD Lawrence Fellow; Research Lecturer, University of Oxford
  • Professor Robert Hinchcliffe, Clinical Professor of Vascular Surgery; Honorary Consultant Vascular Surgeon, University of Bristol
  • Professor Noemi Lois, Clinical Professor of Ophthalmology; Honorary Consultant Ophthalmologist Vitreoretinal Surgeon, Queen’s University Belfast
  • Dr Amy Jayne McKnight, Reader in Bioinformatics/Genetic Epidemiology, Queen’s University Belfast
  • Professor Naveed Sattar, Professor; Honorary Consultant (Cardiovascular and Medical Sciences), University of Glasgow
  • Professor Angela Shore, Vice Dean of Research, University of Exeter
  • Professor Solomon Tesfaye, Honorary Professor of Diabetic Medicine; Consultant Physician, Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
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