Guest Info

Andrew Boulton is a Professor of Medicine deeply immersed in the world of diabetes and its complexities. Holding a prominent position at the University of Manchester, he also serves as a Consultant Physician at Manchester Royal Infirmary. Professor Boulton’s expertise extends to overseeing inpatient care for individuals grappling with diabetic complications, and he passionately conducts outpatient clinics at the esteemed Manchester Diabetes Centre. In both his academic and clinical roles, Professor Boulton stands at the forefront, committed to advancing understanding and treatment in the realm of diabetes. He has held prominent positions as:

  • President, Worldwide Initiative for Diabetes Education.
  • Chair, EURADIA: Alliance for European Diabetes Research.
  • Professor of Medicine, University of Manchester and
  • Visiting Professor, University of Miami, FL.
  • Consultant Physician, Manchester Royal Infirmary.
  • Immediate Past-President, International Diabetes Federation (2019-2022).
  • Past-President, European Association for the Study of Diabetes (2011-2015).

About the Show

Can excessive consumption of sugar lead to diabetes? Can diabetes be prevented by limiting our sugar intake, or are there other factors at play, such as genetics?

If these questions have ever crossed your mind, then we’ve got the answer for you.

Join us in a new episode of our Diabetes Awareness Campaign as Chief Explorer Rajan Nazran and Nutritionist and Diabetes Expert Khushboo Jain Tibrewala (The Health Pantry) welcome Professor Andrew Boulton to shed light on this critical topic.

As diabetes rates surge globally, currently affecting around 600 million people, the urgency to address this health crisis is undeniable. The potential for this number to skyrocket to 1 billion by 2035 underscores the need for immediate action.

Professor Boulton, a seasoned expert who has shared the stage with Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, delves into the situation in India and the world. He stresses the vital role of government intervention, medical education, primary care, early detection, and preventive measures in curbing the diabetes epidemic. 

In a world where diabetes often flies under the radar, Professor Boulton emphasises the importance of early detection and awareness, stating, “It’s cheap to prevent diabetes. It’s expensive to manage the complications.”

Tune in now and hear it from the expert himself!

Produced by Global Indian Series for the Global Indian Network.
Script by Rajan Nazran
original idea: Rajan Nazran

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