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Diabetes Research Steering Group: Complications

The Complications group aims to improve the prevention and management of diabetes-related complications. This group 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. 

If you would like to share your views with CSG6 on where research into complications of diabetes should be focused, please get in touch:

Chair: Professor Martin Rutter, University of Manchester 

Martin is Professor of Cardiometabolic Medicine at the University of Manchester and Honorary Consultant Physician at the Diabetes, Endocrinology and Metabolism Centre, Manchester Royal Infirmary. His main research interest is the pathogenesis of cardiometabolic disease such as heart disease, obesity and diabetes.




Who's involved?

The Diabetes Research Steering Groups are bringing together researchers, healthcare professionals and people with diabetes to create a roadmap for new research.

  • Alison Blackburn, Lay member
  • Ann Middleton, Lay member
  • Keith Spurr, Lay member
  • Graham Spooner, Lay member 
  • Amira Alam, Lay member 
  • Professor Helen Colhoun, AXA Chair of Medical Informatics and Life Course Epidemiology, University of Edinburgh
  • Professor Noemi Lois, Clinical Professor of Ophthalmology; Honorary Consultant Ophthalmologist Vitreoretinal Surgeon, 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
  • Professor Iskandar Idris, Professor in Diabetes and Vascular Medicine; Honorary Consultant Physician, University of Nottingham
  • Jayne Robbie, Senior Podiatrist, University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust
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