Dr. Pratik Choudhary
Senior Lecturer and Consultant in Diabetes
King's College London
Diabetes Research Group
3rd Floor Weston Education Centre
London SE5 9RS
Tel: 0207 848 5639
Clinical sec: +44 203 299 1737
Academic sec: +44 207 848 5639
Fax: +44 207 848 5668
Dr Choudhary's main research work is based around mechanisms and
treatments of hypoglycaemia unawareness, with a special interest in the
psychology of patients with recurrent hypoglycaemia, and the changes in the
brain that are associated with that seen on neuroimaging.
He is also interested in the use of technology in diabetes, with a large
clinical and research interest in the use of insulin pumps, continuous glucose
monitoring and closed loop insulin delivery.
He is also clinical lead for the islet transplant service at King's, and
diabetes lead for the pancreas transplantation at Guy's Hospital.
and management of hypoglycaemia unawareness.
Previous work has included:
- Epidemiology of hypoglycaemia
- Pharmacological therapies to restore awareness
- The use of technology to reduce hypoglycaemia
- The use of neuro-imaging to understand the maladaptive changes that lead
to impaired awareness of hypoglycaemia.
2] Use of technology in management of diabetes
Our group has been involved in a number of commercial and non-commercial
studies looking at the use of insulin – pumps and continuous glucose monitoring
systems in diabetes. This ranges from initial experimental work with closed
loop system, to clinical studies of devices in specific populations.
3] B-cell replacement [Transplantation in Diabetes]
We are one of 6 UK islet transplantation centres and one of 2 Nationally
funded islet isolation labs. We have ongoing research interests in optimising
- 2013 Diabetes UK Project Grant: Understanding
cerebral responses to hypoglycaemia: a pathway to effective strategies to
treat hypoglycaemia unawareness in Type 1 diabetes
- 2011 DRN collaborative grant for
neuroimaging in diabetes
- 2007 JDRF Innovative Grant: Do
sulphonylureas preserve cortical function during hypoglycaemia?
- 2006: Diabetes UK Project grant: Can the
use of Real Time Glucose Monitoring reverse hypoglycaemia unawareness?