Marcus Lind

About Marcus Lind

Marcus Lind presented his thesis in year 2009 at the University of Gothenburg focusing on evaluating effects of modern insulin analogues and HbA1c as a risk factor for diabetic complications. During his post-doc period he performed work at the Mid-America Heart Institute, Missouri University, US. Besides his research he has worked clinical as chief physician of Diabetology at the NU (NÄL and Uddevalla)-Hospital Group. He became Associate Professor of Diabetology year 2014 at the University of Gothenburg. He has performed essential research both in the epidemiologic field and clinical randomized trials which have been presented in New England Journal of Medicine, Lancet, JAMA and British Medical Journal. He has been in charge of over 40 studies.

Honors and Awards:

The Erik K Fernströms award 2019 which is awarded 1 researcher each year at each university in Sweden. Awarded by Lund University.

The Jubilee Prize at the 200 year anniversary of the Gothenburg Society for Physicians which was awarded to two physicians at the University of Gothenburg among all disciplines.

The Jubilee Prize year 2017 awarded one physician in Sweden among all disciplines. Awarded by the Society of Physicians in Sweden.

Prize from Dr P Håkanssons Foundation for studies of diet in diabetes year 2017.

National prize 2012 from Swedish Society for Diabetology (SFD) for best diabetic publication in Sweden in 2011 regarding Heart Failure in Persons with Type 1 Diabetes. (Lind. M., Lancet, June, 2011)

Prize as the “Diabetologist of the year” in Sweden in 2009 for research of metabolic memory and diabetic complications in the DCCT study.

Prize for good scientific methodology and presentation at the "National meeting for physicians in Sweden in 2006”.

Text books

Main editor for the text book “Medicinska Sjukdomar”. A text book in internal medicine of approximately 800 pages comprising the different fields in internal medicine. Author of the diabetes and endocrinology chapters. Released by “Studentlitteratur” year 2020.

Author in the text book “Diabetes” released by “Studentlitteratur” year 2020, comprising approximately 500 pages.

Main research

Dr Marcus Lind focuses on clinical diabetes research. His research performs epidemiologic studies and clinical trials in the field of diabetes.

The research is focused on improving prognosis and evaluating suitable treatments to reduce the risk of complications for type 1 and 2 diabetes.

Dr Lind performs research evaluating which risk factors are associated with a lower mortality and risks of complications on the retina, kidneys, nerves and cardiovascular system. His group also focuses on understanding what persons are at risk for acute complications from diabetes. These studies are often of epidemiologic origin. As a complement the research group perform prospective studies and clinical trials to try to improve treatments in type 1 and type 2 diabetes. Essential fields are:

  • Screening studies to earlier detect complications
  • Diabetes Technology – e.g. of continuous glucose monitoring and insulin pumps
  • Psychologic interventions
  • Diet interventions
  • Glucose-lowering drugs in persons with type 1 and type 2 diabetes
  • Immunologic studies to preserve endogenous insulin production

Group members

Dr Lind is responsible for two diabetes clinical trial units. One at Sahlgrenska University Hospital/Östra, Gothenburg and one at the NU-Hospital Group, Uddevalla, Sweden.

PhD Students:

Earlier PhD students who have performed their PhD dissertations in the research group are:

  • Viktorija Anägnen Matuleviciene, Chief Physician at the Emergency Department of the Karolinska University Hospital, Stockholm, Sweden
  • Daniel Vestberg, Specialist Internal Medicine, NU-Hospital Group, Trollhättan and Uddevalla, Sweden

Current PhD students are:

  • Elsa Ahlén
  • Shilan Ahmadi
  • Sara Hallström
  • Sofia Sterner Isaksson
  • Arndís Finna Ólafsdóttir
  • Mauro Tancredi

Research Nurses and study coordinators

  • Marie Ekström, Sahlgrenska University Hospital/Östra and the NU-Hospital Group
  • Anna Folino, Sahlgrenska University Hospital/Östra and Sahlgrenska University Hospital/Mölndal

Research assistants:

  • Marianne Johansson, NU-Hospital Group
  • Daniel Pylov, University of Gothenburg

Medical Doctors assisting in clinical trials:

  • Lennart Kareld, senior consultant in internal medicine focusing on cardiology
  • Thomas Eriksson, senior consultant in internal medicine focusing on gastroenterology

The group has created a network of collaborations with data managers, monitors, logistics for laboratory handling, drug logistics and experienced statisticians for performing multicentre randomized clinical trials and epidemiologic studies. These are crucial close collaborators to the group for performing the research work.

Key Publications

Pågående aktiviteter hösten 2023

Tre studier kommer presenteras på EASD, Europeiska kongressen för diabetes i början av oktober.

Doktorand Sara Hallström disputerar.

Kliniska behandlingsstudier om kolhydratreducerad kost och CGM-behandling med distanssupport avslutas och sammanställs.

Rekrytering av patienter i studie om diabetesutbildad psykolog avslutas REDDIE-projektet initieras. En EU-studie där kardiovaskulära effekter av diabetesbehandlingar studeras.