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Leicester Diabetes Centre

Reception area at Leicester Diabetes Centre
Reception area at Leicester Diabetes Centre

Founded in 2012, the Leicester Diabetes Centre (LDC) is a unique collaborative partnership between the NHS and the University of Leicester. 

The co-Directors are Professor Melanie Davies, CBE, and Professor Kamlesh Khunti, CBE – both of whom appear in a list of the world’s top ten diabetes experts.

LDC has a national and international reputation for clinical care underpinned by innovative and world leading clinical research. The Centre has a large portfolio of research studies that include, but are not limited to, the areas of early detection, prevention, structured education, and new therapies. The results of past studies have had an impact on local NHS policies, Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) programmes and National Institute of Care Exellence (NICE) Guidance.

LDC provides evidence-based teaching and training for both patients and health care professionals. Its training and education also have an international focus, working with Low-Middle Income Countries (LMICs) as part of its global outreach programme.

The Centre is a clinical facility located on-site at the Leicester General Hospital. It has in excess of 6000m2 of clinical research space accommodating a multidisciplinary team of academics, medics, nurses, dietitians, physiotherapists, and many more besides. LDC provides access to:

  • State-of-the-art clinical experimental medicine infrastructure
  • Spacious seminar rooms
  • Virtual consultation facilities
  • Research laboratories including biopsy rooms, clinical assessment suites, exercise laboratories
  • Microvascular Imaging Suite
  • Biomarker discovery and analysis laboratory
  • BioBank
  • DEXA machine
  • Indirect calorimetery
  • Multidisciplinary diabetes foot clinic
  • Latest technology for type 1 management


For more information, visit the website. You can also follow Leicester Diabetes Centre on Twitter and Facebook.