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Kamlesh Khunti

Professor of Primary Care Diabetes and Vascular Medicine

University of Leicester

Biography

Prof Khunti is the Professor of Primary Care Diabetes and Vascular Medicine at the University of Leicester and Co-Director of the Leicester Diabetes Centre.  His work has greatly influenced guidelines on the screening and management of people with diabetes.

He leads a research group that is currently working on the early identification of, and interventions with, people who have cardiometabolic disease or are at increased risk of developing cardiometabolic diseases. 

Prof Khunti is also Director of the UK National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) in Applied Research Collaborations (ARC) East Midlands and Director of The Real World Evidence Unit and Centre for BME Health. He is a NIHR Senior Investigator and Principal Investigator on several major national and international studies. He is the National NIHR ARC Theme Lead for Multimorbidity and Ethnicity and Diversity. He is also Honorary Visiting Professorial Fellow with Department of General Practice, University of Melbourne.

Featured Courses

Incretin Management in Type 2 Diabetes
  • 1.00 EBAC

Learning objectives

  • Recall the components of the ‘ominous octet’ & how they contribute to T2DM development
  • Identify underlying facets of clinical inertia in T2DM care
  • Describe how early adoption of intensive glycaemic control leads to better outcomes in T2DM
  • Recall efficacy & the mode of action of various incretin-based treatments
  • Adopt an early, intensive glucose-lowering strategy in appropriate individuals 
  • Select appropriate incretin treatment & dosing regimens according to patient profiles 
  • Identify individuals likely to gain cardiovascular benefit from GLP-1RAs 
  • Select appropriate actions following adverse events from incretin-based treatments
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