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Dr Fulya Mehta

Paediatric Diabetes Consultant, Alder Hey Children’s Hospital, Liverpool 

As one of our Clinical Champions, Fulya hopes to better understand the widening gap in health outcomes based on socio-economic status and develop strategies that support Paediatric Diabetes Units to address this complex challenge.

Fulya is passionate about improving outcomes for children and young people living with diabetes. Her specific areas of focus will include access to technology and the care of young people moving from paediatric to adult care.  

Background 

Fulya has been working as a Consultant in Paediatric Diabetes at Alder Hey Children’s Hospital since 2013. She works with a large multi-disciplinary team, caring for over 450 children and young people living with diabetes, up to the age of 19 years.

The service is an early adopter of diabetes technologies with high rates of insulin pump and continuous glucose monitoring use, including hybrid closed loop systems. Fulya believes that services should be co-designed with children, young people and their families and has strived to deliver this within her own service.  

Fulya’s areas of interest include transition care, quality improvement and medical education. She is actively involved in research as the clinical lead of the National Institute for Health Research funded DETECT study (Dynamic Electronic Tracking and Escalation to Prevent Critical Care Transfers) and as a sub-investigator for a type 1 diabetes immunotherapy trial.   

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