Diabetes Africa 2024 UK Forum

Advancing equity
in diabetes care
for Black populations

28 November 2024 | London
Coin Street Conference Centre

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The Diabetes Africa 2024 UK Forum is sponsored by A. Menarini Farmaceutica Internazionale SRL, Eli Lilly and Company, Agamatrix, and Insulet who have had no input into the topics discussed or the selection of speakers.

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Prof. Louise Goff

Professor of Nutrition Science

Last update: 5 March 2024

Prof. Louise Goff
Professor of Nutrition Science
University of Leicester


Louise is an academic dietitian and Professor of Nutrition Science at Leicester Diabetes Research Centre. She specialises in the role of diet and lifestyle in the prevention and management of type 2 diabetes, with a particular interest in tackling health inequalities among minority ethnic groups. She has worked extensively with UK African and Caribbean communities spanning a broad range of research, from understanding ethnic differences in the biological mechanisms by which diabetes develops in African and Caribbean groups, through to developing culturally tailored healthcare interventions.

Louise is co-editor of the ‘Advanced Nutrition and Dietetics in Diabetes’ textbook, and sits on the Diabetes UK Nutrition Committee, having led on the development of evidence-based guidelines for the nutritional management of diabetes in ethnic minority groups.

She leads the Healthy Eating & Active Lifestyles for Diabetes (‘HEAL-D’) research programme (www.heal-d.org), which is a culturally-tailored diabetes self-management programme for African and Caribbean adults living with type 2 diabetes, and is Chief Investigator for an NIHR-funded multicentre RCT evaluation of HEAL-D. She also leads a large programme of translational research, supported by the NIHR-funded Leicester Biomedical Research Centre, investigating ethnic distinctions in the pathophysiology of type 2 diabetes in people of African heritage; this work uses highly sophisticated methods to assess beta-cell function, tissue-specific sites of insulin resistance and magnetic resonance imaging and spectroscopy to investigate ectopic fat deposition.

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