Dr Steve Hyer, Consultant in Endocrinology
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 thyroidA gland in the neck that produces hormones with a role in controlling metabolism. 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 diabetesA disorder caused by insufficient or absent production of the hormone insulin by the pancreas, or because the tissues are resistant to the effects. and is currently a researcher in a number of studies examining diabetes in pregnancythe period from conception to birth. His MD thesis was on the pathogenesis of diabetic retinopathyDamage to the retina caused by diabetes. 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 neuropathyDamage to or disease of nerves. and the use of metformin in gestational diabetesAny level of glucose intolerance first detected during pregnancy..
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 insulinA hormone produced by the beta cells of the pancreas that acts to lower blood glucose levels. stop him from achieving his dreams!”