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Dr Alison Heggie


Consultant, South Tyneside District Hospital

As one of our Clinical Champions, Alison plans to improve inpatient diabetes care by delivering targeted diabetes education to all member of the multidisciplinary teams. The aim of this is to provide healthcare professionals with the knowledge and the confidence to manage diabetes on the ward. Alison will also be focusing on inpatient diabetes foot care for all patients living with diabetes by developing a foot examination program.


Alison initially became interested in diabetes as a medical student in Edinburgh when she undertook a research project investigating the relationship between hypertension and microalbuminuria. She did her specialty training in the North East of England, from which she is in the final stages of completing a PhD investigating pancreatic dysfunction in Type 2 diabetes. Alison has subspecialist interests in diabetic foot disease, inpatient diabetes care and monogenic diabetes.

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