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Dr. Pratik Choudhary

Doctor Choudhary
Pratik Choudhary
Senior Lecturer and Consultant in Diabetes
King's College London
Diabetes Research Group
3rd Floor Weston Education Centre
Denmark Hill
London SE5 9RS





Email: pratik.choudhary@kcl.ac.uk
PA: Mrs Sophia Coker
Tel: 0207 848 5639
Clinical sec: +44 203 299 1737
Academic sec: +44 207 848 5639
Fax:   +44 207 848 5668

 

Biography

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.

Research interests

 

1]  Mechanisms 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 islet transplantation.

 

 

Grants

  • 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? 
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