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Professor Pratik Choudhary

Professor/Honorary Consultant in Diabetes

School/Department: Health Sciences, Department of

Telephone: +44 (0)116 258 4874

Email: pc306@leicester.ac.uk

Profile

I am a Professor and Honorary consultant in Diabetes with a special interest in type 1 diabetes and technology. I have active clinical and research programs around education psychology and technology in type 1 diabetes. In particular my research uses neuroimaging to explore the mechanisms of hypoglycaemia unawareness and the use of different strategies such as technology and behavioral interventions to restore awareness. I have been involved in a number of studies using technology to help improve diabetes control in type 1 diabetes.

Current work is based around developing a better understanding of the impact of low and high glucose levels measured by continuous glucose monitoring systems and trying to link these data with better use of electronic health records.

I am currently chair of the Diabetes Technology Network-UK working to improve access to technology for diabetes through training education and advocacy. I am also a member of the EASD post-graduate education committee and the medical advisory panel on diabetes to the department of transport in the UK as well as an associate editor for Diabetic Medicine. 

Research

1. 2021 - Abbott Educational Grant - £75000

2. 2017; 2018 - HYPORESOLVE [ HYPOglycemia : REdefining SOLutions for better liVEs- H2020 IMI 2 grant from EU [ Co-Investigator] - value €26.8 million [ KCL €1.2million]

3. 2017; JDRF Project grant: Using neuroimaging to understand the role of cognitions in restoring hypoglycemia awareness in adults with type 1 diabetes and impaired awareness of hypoglycemia;$653199.41[ Principal investigator]

4. 2016; Immunological and Cellular Strategies in Metabolic Disease; IRTG grant from €5m [Co-Applicant]

5. Beyond Education: A hypoglycemia awareness restoration program for people with type 1 diabetes and problematic hypoglycemia persisting despite optimised self-care (HARPdoc) JDRF Project grant $2.2 m [Co-Applicant].

6. Developing and trialling the DAFNE (Dose for Adjustment for Normal Eating) intervention. A lifelong approach to promote effective self-management in adults with type 1 diabetes. NIHR [Co-Applicant]

Publications

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1. Jeyaventhan, R, Gallen, G, Choudhary, P, Hussain, S. A Real-World Study of User Characteristics Safety and Efficacy of Open-Source Closed-Loop Systems and Medtronic 670G. Diabetes Obes Metab. 2021 May 17. doi: 10.1111/dom.14439. Online ahead of print. PMID: 33999488 

2. Diouri O, Cigler M, Vettoretti M, Mader JK, Choudhary P, Renard E, HYPO-RESOLVE Consortium.  Hypoglycaemia detection and prediction techniques: A systematic review on the latest developments.  Diabetes Metab Res Rev. 2021 Mar 15;e3449. doi: 10.1002/dmrr.3449. Online ahead of print.  PMID: 33763974

3. Garrett CJ, Moulton CD, Choudhary P, Amiel SA, Fonagy P, Ismail K.  The psychopathology of recurrent diabetic ketoacidosis: A case-control study.  Diabet Med. 2020 Dec 24;e14505. doi: 10.1111/dme.14505. Online ahead of print.  PMID: 33368581

4. Nwokolo M, Amiel S, O'Daly O, Macdonald IA, Zelaya FO,Choudhary P.  Restoration of Hypoglycemia Awareness Alters Brain Activity in Type 1 Diabetes.  Diabetes Care. 2021 Feb;44(2):533-540. doi: 10.2337/dc20-1250. Epub 2020 Dec 16.  PMID: 33328282

5. Leelarathna L, Choudhary P, Wilmot E, Lumb A, Street T, Kar P, Ng SM.  Hybrid Closed-loop therapy: Where are we in 2021?  Diabetes Obes Metab. 2020 Dec 2. doi: 10.1111/dom.14273. Online ahead of print.  PMID: 33269551

6. Choudhary P, Wilmot E, Owen K, Patel D, Mills L, Rayman G, Winocour P, Ayman G, Patel R, Hambling C, Nagi D.  A roadmap to recovery: ABCD recommendations on risk stratification of adult patients with diabetes in the post-COVID-19 era.  Diabet Med. 2021 Mar;38(3):e14462. doi: 10.1111/dme.14462. Epub 2020 Dec 12.  PMID: 33230813

7. Chandran SR, Zaremba N, Harrison A, Choudhary P, Cheah Y, Allan J, Debong F, Reid F, Treasure J, Hopkins D, Ismail K, Stadler M.  Disordered eating in women with type 1 diabetes: Continuous glucose monitoring reveals the complex interactions of glycaemia, self-care behaviour and emotion.  Diabet Med. 2021 Feb;38(2):e14446. doi: 10.1111/dme.14446. Epub 2020 Nov 23.  PMID: 33141942

8. Wilmot E, Lumb A, Hammond P, Murphy HR, Scott E, Gibb FW, PlattsJ, Choudhary P.  Time in range: a best practice guide for UK diabetes healthcare professionals in the context of the COVID-19 global pandemic.  Diabet Med. 2021 Jan;38(1):e14433. doi: 10.1111/dme.14433. Epub 2020 Nov 16.  PMID: 33073388

9. Camerlingo N, Vettoretti M, Facchinetti A, Sparacino G, Mader JK, Choudhary P, Del Favero S.   An analytical approach to determine the optimal duration of continuous glucose monitoring data required to reliably estimate time in hypoglycaemia.  Sci Rep. 2020 Oct 23;10(1):18180. doi: 10.1038/s41598-020-75079-5.  PMID: 33097760

10. Chandran SR, Jacob P, Choudhary P. A systematic review of the effect of prior hypoglycaemia on cognitive function in type 1 diabetes.   Ther Adv Endocrinol Metab. 2020 Feb 14;11:2042018820906017. doi: 10.1177/2042018820906017. eCollection 2020.  PMID: 32110374

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Supervision

1. Type 1 diabetes: I have expertise in most areas of type one diabetes apart from immunology I will be happy to supervise projects around intensive insulin therapy glucose management and psychological impact of diabetes in particular.

2. The use of technology and Diabetes: I’ll be happy to supervise students looking at the impact different types of technology and diabetes including mobile technologies data management as well as diabetes specific hardware

3. Hypoglycaemia: I’ll be interested in any projects looking at the incidents causes or impact of hypoglycaemia on people living with diabetes

4. Intensive insulin therapy: I’ll be happy to consider projects around barriers and facilitators of intensive insulin therapy 

Teaching

I am closely involved in the MSc for diabetes module run by the University of Leicester. I’ve contributed to some of the existing modules in helping update them. I’ve also co-created a new module on type one diabetes and technology.

Press and media

1. Type one diabetes

2. Technology in Diabetes

3. Hypoglycaemia

4. Intensive insulin therapy 

Activities

I am currently chair of the Diabetes Technology Network-UK working to improve access to technology for diabetes through training education and advocacy. I am also a member of the EASD post-graduate education committee and the medical advisory panel on diabetes to the department of transport in the UK as well as an associate editor for Diabetic Medicine.

Qualifications

MBBS - University of Indore India 1997

FRCP - Royal College of Physicians [Lon] 2015

MD [Medicine] - University of Sheffield 2011

MRCP[UK] - Royal College of Physicians [Edi] 2000 

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