Adult and Paediatric
Blackpool Teaching Hospitals
Supported by DRN and MCRN
Identifies new ways to prevent, identify and treat diabetes.
Identifies new ways to prevent, identify and treat
diabetes
Adult Diabetes Research
 Dr Ahmed, Principal Investigator
 Vas Vasudevan, Diabetes Research Nurse
 Established in Dec 2011. Based in Clinical Research
Centre, BTH.
 Working towards DOH – NIHR plan to improve health
and wealth of the nation through research.
Identifies new ways to prevent, identify and treat
diabetes
Diabetes Resaerch
 So far
 1 in 3 patients attended diabetes clinic were informed
about diabetes research activities in BTH.
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(DoH White paper 2010)
 Recruited to target
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Improving patient involvement
 Helped to promote and conduct research as core role in
the BTH
 Helped to raise research awareness amongst staff,
patient and public.
Identifies new ways to prevent, identify and treat
diabetes
Diabetes Research Studies
 DARE – Adult
 ADDRESS 1 - Paediatric
 ADDRESS-2 – Adult and Paediatric
 TRIALNET - Relatives of T1DM patients Adult and
paediatric
 EPIC - Paediatric
Identifies new ways to prevent, identify and treat
diabetes
DARE
 Aim – to produce a research database of all patients
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with diabetes.
To produce a DNA repository of all diabetes patients
Target – 500 patients per year
Single visit, optional blood sample, questionnaire
Recruitment started in dec2011, recruited 250 so far
Data stored for
Samples stored for indefinite period
Identifies new ways to prevent, identify and treat
diabetes
TrialNet
 To recruit first degree relatives of T1DM patients,
between 5 and 45 years.
 Aim – to determine the risk for the occurance of
T1DM using different tests.
 Looking to commence recruiting post July 2012 2015
 Blood samples and data collected, if antibodies
are present, participants will be invited for
further investigations.
Identifies new ways to prevent, identify and treat
diabetes
ADDRESS 2
 After Diabetes Diagnosis REsearch Support System-2
 To recruit newly diagnosed T1DM patients and their
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non-diagnosed siblings.
Data Collection and optional blood sample
Follow up data is recorded 3mth and 6mth post
consent only but stored up to 10 years
To support future research into the development of
Type 1 diabetes and its prevention
Recruited 4 adults, and 12 newly diagnosed children
await being approached for research
Identifies new ways to prevent, identify and treat
diabetes
Paediatric Diabetes Research Team
 Dr Rabin Mohanty, Principal Investigator
 Angela Waktare Paediatric Diabetes Research Nurse
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 Sandra Singleton Paediatric Diabetes Research Nurse
 Established in Jan 2010, based in Clinical Research
Centre, BVH.
Identifies new ways to prevent, identify and treat
diabetes
The“EPIC” Project
Study Overview
Study Completion
To develop and evaluate an age
appropriate education pack
to support decision making
and self care relating to
insulin management and
blood glucose monitoring.
The information packets are for:
6-10 years
11-15 years
16-18 years
 Closed March 2012
 Exceeded target recruited to
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the study (26)
3mth questionnaires and
6mth questionnaires
completed
First study undertaken by the
Team
Positive feedback within a
shorter recruitment time
Identifies new ways to prevent, identify and treat
diabetes
ADDRESS 1
 After Diagnosis REsearch Support System
 A database of clinical measures post diagnosis of Type
1 Diabetes only
 Data is recorded 6mth post diagnosis then yearly till 5
years post diagnosis.
 Currently 11 children recruited
 All data is recorded from clinical records post initial
consent
Identifies new ways to prevent, identify and treat
diabetes
Paediatric Diabetes
 16 newly diagnosed children await being approached
for research
 Families are open to new developments which can
improve care to their child
 Research creates a positive talking point where their
child is the centre
 Families feel empowered as their contribution is
essential to the success in recruiting to the trial and
their information is invaluable to participating in the
study
Identifies new ways to prevent, identify and treat
diabetes
Identifies new ways to prevent, identify and treat
diabetes
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