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We are a leading applied health research unit committed to improving the lives and care of people with diabetes and other long term conditions. Based on the site of Leicester General Hospital, we are a collaboration between the University of Leicester and University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust. 

Whilst embodying what is most innovative in a partnership between NHS and academia, we believe in keeping close to our local communities – valuing their input, and their support for all that we do. This support has enabled us to impact on the care of people with diabetes not only in our own city, but also throughout the UK and overseas. Read more 

 Key Dates in December


Although Christmas is fast approaching, the staff at the Leicester Diabetes Centre show no signs of slowing down.

Monday, December 3

The winners of this year’s Celebrating DESMOND Annual Awards will be announced. The awards were launched to applaud and share good practice among those working within the DESMOND programme.

Tuesday, December 11

EDEN is scheduled to hold a Prevention workshop where attendees will learn how to identify those who are at risk of diabetes and the best way to intervene before they are diagnosed. As part of the course the latest clinical evidence and research-based guidance will also be covered.

Thursday, December 13

Professor Melanie Davies MBE and Professor Kamlesh Khunti will be attending the International Diabetes Summit in the Houses of Parliament. It is being hosted by the APPG Diabetes conference. The aim of the event is to bring together leading minds in the field of diabetes care and research to share ideas and innovation. Several other key members of staff from the Leicester Diabetes Centre will also attend the conference.

Friday, December 14

A select group of visitors will visit the Leicester Diabetes Centre to learn more about the pioneering work that is taking place. During the visit, the Leicester Changing Diabetes team and the BME Centre for Health will showcase some of their work before the visitors are treated to a tour of the city and lunch with Keith Vaz.