Prof. Alan J. Sinclair MSc, MD, FRCPDirector, Foundation for Diabetes Research in Older People, Diabetes Frail Ltd., Bedfordshire, United Kingdom; Visiting Professor, Diabetes Care, King's College, London, United Kingdom; Member, Clinical Consortium of Health Ageing, WHO, Geneva, Switzerland
Professor Alan Sinclair is an international expert in diabetes and clinical gerontology and is Director of the Foundation for Diabetes Research in Older People at Diabetes Frail Ltd based in Bedfordshire, England. He has provided advice for the UK NICE organisation, Diabetes UK, ABCD, Joint British Diabetes Societies, Care Quality Commission (CQC) and the UK Government Department of Health on matters relating to diabetes in older people.
He has interests in ageing and frailty, nutrition, stroke illness, end of life diabetes care, care home diabetes and cognitive dysfunction/Alzheimer’s disease. He co-led the development of the IDF Guideline on Managing Older People with Type 2 Diabetes and is Chair of the European Diabetes Working Party for Older People (EDWPOP) which has produced three sets of international clinical guidance. Alan was previously designated a WHO Expert in Diabetes and recently appointed to a World Expert Group on Frailty by the WHO. He was awarded the Presidential Medal of the IAGG in 2013 for services to older people and diabetes. He is the author of many papers in the area of geriatrics, frailty, nutrition and diabetes. Professor Sinclair has been involved in collaboration in 7 EU-funded projects connected with frailty and older people including patients with diabetes.
DisclosuresProfessor Sinclair has no conflicts of interest to declare.
Recent Contributions to PracticeUpdate:
- Association of Frailty With the Progression of Prediabetes to Diabetes and Elevated Risks of CVD and All-Cause Mortality in Individuals With Prediabetes and Diabetes
- Frailty and Intensive Glucose Control and Blood Pressure–Lowering Therapy for People With T2D
- Hypoglycemic Episodes Are Associated With an Increased Risk of Incident Frailty Among New-Onset Diabetic Patients
- Diabetes Duration Impacts the Relationship Between Glycemic Control and Risk of Death in Older Adults With Type 2 Diabetes