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Diabetes expert becomes published author

Dr Winston Crasto

A doctor based at George Eliot Hospital NHS Trust in Nuneaton, is passing on his expert knowledge to others by co-writing a book on Diabetes

Dr Winston Crasto, Consultant Physician in Diabetes and Endocrinology, has co-authored a book entitled ‘Handbook of Insulin Therapies’. Insulin treatments are used primarily to manage diabetes, a condition which has been diagnosed in over 3.5 million adults living in the UK.

Diabetes is a notoriously difficult condition to manage and the book, produced in collaboration with a consultant and a nurse from University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust, covers a number of topics that help maximise the effectiveness of insulin treatments and minimise any associated risks.

Dr Crasto joined the George Eliot Hospital in March 2015, and also works as a lecturer and advisor to the MSc Diabetes program of study at the University of Leicester. He is co-principal investigator on the ‘GP Prompt’ study, a research programme that aims to reduce heart and kidney complications of those who suffer from diabetes.

Dr Crasto said: “It’s an honour to have my work published in this way, alongside the work of my dedicated colleagues. I’ve spent my career working to improve the lives of those suffering from diabetes and this book marks a significant step along that path.

“As a university lecturer, I’m used to helping others develop their knowledge, but this is a great way to be able to share everything I’ve learnt beyond the walls of my lecture theatre.”

Dr Gordon Wood, Medical Director at George Eliot Hospital NHS Trust, said: “The publication of this handbook is a real contribution towards improving the quality of lives of people with Diabetes. We are always looking to foster and develop the brightest of talents in the NHS and Dr Crasto’s book is another demonstration of the world-class care and expertise that is available here.”

Editors’ notes

To read more about the book or buy a copy, visit https://www.amazon.co.uk/Handbook-Insulin-Therapies-Winston-Crasto/dp/3319109383

For more information on the work that takes place at George Eliot Hospital NHS Trust, please visit http://www.geh.nhs.uk/. 

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