Meet the Trainer: Dr David Strain Diabetes Study Day 5th July 2022

David Strain

Senior Clinical Lecturer

Chair of British Medical Association Board of Science and  Academic Staff Committee

Clinical and Academic Lead of Healthcare for Older Adults department

Clinical Lead of the Diabetes and Vascular Research Centre

University of Exeter Medical School, UK

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David Strain is a Senior Clinical Lecturer at the University of Exeter Medical School, with an expertise in microvascular structure and function. Clinically, he runs a community service for the older adult with diabetes and/or cardiovascular disease, and works as an in-patient consultant


His main focus is the health of older adults with diabetes; ensuring the right patient gets the right treatment. This includes research exploring the mechanism that some medications, specifically the SGLT-2 inhibitors and GLP-1 analogues, give benefits for people with diabetes, heart disease and renal failure beyond their effect on sugar and blood pressure. The hope is we can identify those who would benefit most before arising. He has performed the only study to date demonstrating the feasibility of individualizing targets for older adults across Europe. This has informed the new UK NICE guidance document.


Since April 2019, he has also been running a COVID service as clinical lead in COVID for Exeter, been involved in the national Long COVID taskforce, and establishing research into the underlying causes and potential cures.