Dr Steve Hyer is Consultant Endocrinologist at Epsom & St Helier University Hospitals NHS Trust (ESTH) and Honorary Consultant at the Royal Marsden Hospital where he is part of a multi-disciplinary team for patients with thyroid disease. He is also Honorary Senior Lecturer at St George’s Hospital Medical School in London. He is Director of R&D at ESTH and also Clinical Director for Specialty medicine.
Dr Hyer has a long standing interest in all the complications of diabetes and is currently a researcher in a number of studies examining diabetes in pregnancy. His MD thesis was on the pathogenesis of diabetic retinopathy. He has made original contributions to the literature on the use of octreotide in proliferative diabetic retinopathy, the relation between diabetic control and glomerular filtration, the distribution of plantar pressure in diabetic neuropathy and the use of metformin in gestational diabetes.
Dr Hyer is passionate about ensuring that people with diabetes live full and rewarding lives and don’t allow their diabetes to stop them doing whatever they want to do. “My hero is Steve Redgrave, 5 times Olympic Gold Medallist and arguably our greatest ever athlete. Steve didn’t let treatment with insulin stop him from achieving his dreams!”