Leading the way in diabetic kidney disease research

Our grant award of £3.4m has funded the creation of a Diabetic Kidney Disease Centre dedicated to investigating the causes and treatments of the disease

We’re dedicated to

Better understanding diabetic kidney disease and improving treatment by studying our diverse local community. 

One of the most serious complications of diabetes, diabetic kidney disease can lead to kidney failure, leaving patients needing dialysis and eventually a kidney transplant.

The difference we’re making

  • Funding the creation of a Diabetic Kidney Centre to lead the way in translational research
  • Studying the local community who may be at increased risk of suffering from the disease
  • Training the next generation of experts by setting up post-graduate opportunities for studying diabetic kidney conditions at QMUL
  • Securing an international link with the Kidney Foundation Hospital in Dhaka, Bangladesh
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What the hospital staff are saying

"The Centre is bringing together cutting edge translational science, education and innovation in how we find those most at risk to avoid harm in partnership with primary care. 

Across East London, the diversity of our population means the lessons we learn here will have worldwide relevance, and we have embarked on a series of international collaborations to share expertise, and understand the impact of migration on diabetes and the kidney."

- Professor Magdi Yaqoob, Director of the Diabetic Kidney Centre

Kidney Patient Female

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The renal services at Barts Health is one of the largest in the UK and provides comprehensive treatment for a catchment of area of 2.5 million people.

The team at the centre has embarked on a series of international collaborations to share expertise, and understand the impact of migration on diabetes and the kidney.

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