Research & Education

Diabetes and Non-Communicable Disease Research

Our research programmes have focused on using international research frameworks to mobilise discovery and evaluation of risk factors for prediction of disease, reporting epigenetic disturbances and translating evidence-based interventions for NCDs into the Indian context. Indians are at ~3-fold higher risk of type-2 diabetes (T2D) and Cardiovascular Disease (CVD), compared to Europeans. This excess risk is not explained by known risk factors. Our main research interest is to identify potential causal associations, and help establish new approaches to risk stratification, early interventions, prevention and management of T2D and CVD.

Major Research Grants

Comprehensive Molecular Studies in Monogenic forms of Diabetes in India (INR 2.58 Crore, 2018 – 2021)

The project is funded by Human Genetics Program, Department of Biotechnology, Ministry of Science & Technology and consists of a consortium with C [...]

EpiMigrant Study (Euro 2.99M, 2011 – 2014)

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iHealth-T2D Study (Euro 3.6M, 2015 – 2019)

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NIHR Global Health Research Unit on Diabetes and Cardiovascular Disease in South Asians (GHRU) (£7M, 2017-2021)

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Investigator-initiated Research Projects

Identification of MODY2 gene mutations and its clinical correlation in Indian women with Gestational Diabetes

The study is designed to screen and identify GCK mutations in women with Gestational diabetes. Heterogeneous GCK mutations have a direct relationship [...]

Prevalence and clinical characteristics of Ketosis-Prone Diabetes in the Indian population

The purpose of this retrospective study is to estimate the prevalence of Ketosis-Prone Diabetes (KPD), allowing for a more comprehensive stratificatio [...]

Primary prevention of Gestational Diabetes Mellitus and associated complications by lifestyle modification (GDPT16 Gestational Diabetes Prevention Target 16)

This is a cluster-randomized trial aimed at identifying and recruiting high-risk women to prevent gestational diabetes through lifestyle intervention [...]

Research Paper

A case for Thyroid Storm

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A case of TSH secreting pituitary adenoma

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Analysis of Metabolic profile between Prediabetes

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Prevalence of Depression

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Thyroid storm

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