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Last updated: 12 Nov 2020
Dr Nair is a consultant Physician with a broad experience in all aspects of Diabetes, endocrinology and weight management. He is the clinical service lead for the department of diabetes & endocrinology at the Countess of Chester Hospital.
He completed his specialist training in Diabetes and Endocrinology at Mersey Deanery and also achieved a PhD in Endocrinology at the University of Liverpool. He worked as a clinical lecturer at Aintree University Hospital before being appointed consultant in Chester.
Areas of interest
His passion is working with patients towards remission of type2 diabetes and obesity by dietary and lifestyle measures, supported by therapeutic interventions. He has significant experience in weight management and dealing with complex hormone related issues. His expertise includes Endocrine problems such as disorders of the thyroid, pituitary, adrenals, PCOS male sexual dysfunction, and Diabetes.
He keeps up-to-date with all aspects of Endocrinology and Diabetes. He has considerable experience in managing patients with complex symptomatology such as tiredness and excessive sweating.
Current NHS consultant posts held
Consultant Physician in Diabetes & Endocrinology
Clinical Service Lead
Countess of Chester NHS Foundation Trust
Dr Nair is the Diabetes NIHR Research lead for north west coast region and is responsible for supervision and encouragement for Principal Investigators in the region. He is Chief investigator for a large multisite diabetic feet clinical trial and is Principal Investigator for several multinational research studies.
His research interests are Diabetic kidney disease, Diabetic foot disease, Obesity, Novel treatments in Type 1 diabetes, Diagnostic dilemmas in diabetes.
He is many peer reviewed publications in reputed medical journals and has presented numerous scientific abstracts in national and international medical conferences.
Maintaining Healthy Lifestyle
(Additional) Languages spoken
- Hindi - Native or bilingual
Alhadj Ali et al Metabolic and immune effects of immunotherapy with proinsulin peptide in human new-onset type 1 diabetes Science Translational Medicine 09 Aug 2017:Vol.9,Issue402,eaaf7779 DOI: 10.1126/scitranslmed.aaf7779
Daniel Hughes, Sunil Nair, John N Harvey Determining diabetic retinopathy screening interval based on time from no retinopathy to laser therapy Journal of Medical Screening November-03-2016 10.1177/0969141316672687
O’Brien SV, Cardwell J, Nair S, Hardy KJ (2015) Diabetes education through adult learning: The Basic Education for Newly Diagnosed type 2 Diabetes Mellitus study. Journal of Diabetes Nursing, 19: 68–72
Maria Woolley, Colin James, Joanne Davies, Usha Rao, David Ewins, Sunil Nair, Frank Joseph Type 1 diabetes and pregnancy: a phenomenological study of women’s first experiences Practical Diabetes 2015; 32(1):13-18
Deepa Beeharry, Franklin Joseph, David Ewins & Sunil Nair Dietary Management of Diabetic Chronic Kidney Disease: Current Nutrition Reports September 2014, Volume 3 :10.1007/s13668-014-0093-3 2014
Sunil Nair, Sarah V O’Brien, Katharine Hayden, Bhavna Pandya, Paulo J G Lisboa, Kevin J Hardy, John P H Wilding Effect of a cooked meat meal on serum creatinine and estimated glomerular filtration rate in diabetes related kidney disease: Diabetes Care February 2014 vol. 37 no. 2 483-487
S Nair, K J Hardy, J P H Wilding The Chronic Kidney Disease Epidemiology Collaboration (CKD-EPI) formula performs worse than the Modification of Diet in Renal Disease (MDRD) equation in estimating glomerular filtration rate in Type 2 diabetic chronic kidney disease Accepted manuscript online: Diabetic Medicine 9 JUN 2011 10:59AM EST | DOI: 10.1111/j.1464- 5491.2011.03344.
Sunil Nair, Kevin J Hardy Dual-blockade may have a role in some patients with diabetic nephropathy. Re: Angiotensin converting enzyme inhibitors and angiotensin receptor blockers in hypertension. Ritter 342:doi:10.1136/bmj.d1673
S Nair, V Mishra, K Hayden, P Lisboa, B Pandya, S Vinjamuri, K J Hardy, J P H Wilding The 4-variable modification of diet in renal disease formula underestimates glomerular filtration rate in the obese type 2 diabetic subjects with chronic kidney disease; Diabetologia (2011) Volume 54, Number 6, 1304-1307, DOI: 10.1007/s00125-011-2085-9
Sunil Nair and John P. H. Wilding Sodium Glucose Co transporter 2 Inhibitors as a New Treatment for Diabetes Mellitus Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism, January 2010, 95: 34-42
- MBBS University of Calicut, Kerala 1999
- FRCP Royal College of Physicians, London 2017
- PHD University of Liverpool 2017
Reference number 6033527
Details of entry to specialist register
- CCT:Diabetes & Endocrinology/GIM, 2012