Additional supervisor: Dr Joie Ensor, University of Birmingham
This exciting project aims to update the Diabetes UK “Know your Risk” tool (https://riskscore.diabetes.org.uk/start) which is based on the Leicester Diabetes Risk Score. This tool asks for information about seven risk factors and assigns points to each answer, the total score reflects the individual’s risk of having undiagnosed type 2 diabetes or prediabetes. It is recommended that those with a high score visit their doctor for a diabetes test. Early identification of diabetes promotes early treatment, improving health outcomes.
This project looks to update the Leicester Diabetes Risk Score by:
Reviewing published validations and updates of the score and assessing their performance.
Assessing potential updates to the score algorithm and the risk factors included.
Validating the score using primary care data.
This project is part of an exciting collaboration with the University of Birmingham, with supervisors based at both institutions. The student undertaking this project will have the opportunity to use their statistical skills to make improvements to this tool, impacting care and improving outcomes for people at risk of diabetes. This project would suit someone with a mathematical background. This opportunity will give skills in systematic reviewing, risk prediction modelling, and using real-world data.
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