Luigi is a clinician at Guy's hospital London. He works with patients with diabetes and as a researcher to find new treatments to fight diabetic chronic cardio-renal vascular complications. This October, he will be taking on the Royal Parks Half Marathon to raise important funds so he can continue his work.
Clinician working in diabetes research
“Research has been delivering great inventions and made huge impact in the fight against diabetes.”
- Works as a clinician and diabetes researcher at Kings College.
- Looking at providing better solutions and outcomes for people with diabetes.
- Member of the Diabetes UK Research Committee.
- Likes to say active and looking forward to the Royal Parks Half Marathon.
"Every day in my role as clinical academic at Guy’s Hospital in London I see patients with diabetes with severe cardio-renal vascular conditions.
"Research has helped prevent and delay the progression of chronic vascular diabetic complications (these include coronary artery disease, peripheral artery disease and strokes). We now need to see fewer patients developing end stage renal disease and entering renal replacement programmes with dialysis.
"In the last 3-5 years diabetes research has been delivering great inventions and made huge impact in the fight against diabetes and its chronic vascular complications."
"We need to develop better solutions and to improve the outcome for patients with diabetes."
Luigi is a member of the Diabetes UK Research Committee which is made up of clinical and scientific diabetes experts.
The Research Committee meets twice a year to make funding decisions on project grant and small grant applications from diabetes researchers. They also make funding recommendations on fellowship and studentship applications.
From time to time, as needed, we also invite people with special expertise onto the Research Committee.
"We include people affected by diabetes in our research funding decision."
Royal Parks Half Marathon Team
Together with some members of the Research Committee and staff from the Diabetes UK Research team, Luigi is taking on the Royal Parks Half Marathon this October. His aim is promote awareness for diabetes and diabetic chronic vascular complications and support diabetes research.
"I have been running weekly and slowly building up my fitness to the challenge. I am not 20 years old any longer, so it is a challenge."
If you are interested in joining Luigi and member's of our research team, we still have some places available. Registration is just £1 and minimum sponsorship is £350.