Imperial College London Diabetes Centre is committed to a holistic approach to diabetes and its complications with research oriented towards a greater comprehensive understanding of the condition, its causes and its treatment.
Our Research Institute
ICLDC conducts world-class basic, clinical, genetic and epidemiological research, mainly focusing on diabetes in the UAE. However, other health-related issues such as cardiovascular disease and obesity are also studied. The research focuses on explaining the high prevalence of diabetes and obesity in the country with the aim of identifying mechanisms to slow down and reverse the trend.
In 2013, the ICLDC Repository, a research tissue bank for the storage and management of biological samples linked to clinical data, was established. The Repository is led by Imperial College London Diabetes Centre, Abu Dhabi and is the first research tissue bank in the emirate of Abu Dhabi approved by the Department of Health.
Patients who come to the Centre for their medical care may consent to have additional samples collected from them to add to the Repository. Since the Repository recruited its first participant in 2013, it has had over 6,000 participants consent to their samples being used.