Leicester Diabetes Centre awarded International Centre of Excellence award

Leicester Diabetes Centre (LDC) has been named an ‘International Centre of Excellence’ and an ‘International Centre of Education’ by the International Diabetes Federation (IDF).

The prestigious accolades had been awarded for its main analysis, innovation and remedy of kind 2 diabetes.

The announcement was made in the course of the IDF 2017 Congress held earlier this month in Abu Dhabi. LDC’s co-director Professor Kamlesh Khunti was on the particular ceremony to listen to the announcement.

Professor Khunti, who can be Professor of Primary Care Diabetes and Vascular Medicine on the University of Leicester, mentioned: “We are massively honoured to have been named as an International Centre of Excellence and Education.

“It is massively rewarding to have our arduous work recognised and can imply loads to the remaining of the staff who work tirelessly all 12 months spherical. Through the IDF Centre of Excellence and Education, we’ll proceed to pursue our targets to supply the perfect out there choices for speedy, correct prevention and remedy of kind 2 diabetes.”

During the congress Prof Khunti was additionally given the Outstanding Services to Diabetes award having been recognised for his contribution to analysis and prevention within the situation.

IDF’s President Shaukat Sadikot introduced him with the accolade which recognises the efforts and achievements of people throughout the diabetes group and who’ve helped promote the organisation’s mission and values.

During the convention Prof Khunti additionally unveiled the findings of a serious European research into diabetes that he chaired.

The ‘Integrating Diabetes Evidence into Practice: Challenges and Opportunities to Bridge the Gaps’, report concerned 38 international locations. The findings confirmed that treating diabetes and associated problems is costing European well being €143 billion yearly.

Prof Khunti mentioned: “This report has demonstrated there are substantial European-wide challenges within the implementation of evidence-based observe for healthcare techniques, healthcare professionals and folks dwelling with diabetes.”