Dr Rustam Rea



GMC number: 4322573

Practising since: 1996


Endocrinology and Diabetes Mellitus, General (internal) Medicine

Consultation times

  • Monday 17:30 - 19:45
  • Overview
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Diabetes is on the increase.  With over 3 million people in the UK diagnosed with Diabetes, many people will either have Diabetes or know someone close to them who has Diabetes. For people with Diabetes it can affect many aspects of their life and be very distressing.  It is important to be well informed about Diabetes, including how to treat it as well as how to prevent the complications arising from the condition.

Dr Rea is well qualified as a Diabetes consultant in Oxford to listen to people with Diabetes and help guide them in how to 'live well' with Diabetes.  With over 10 years’ experience as a consultant in Derby and Oxford, including leading the Derby service to achieve multiple national awards, he is able to give an expert opinion on a wide range of Diabetes problems. These may include how to best prepare for surgery, how to avoid the complications of Diabetes, what is the best treatment with the fewest side effects or just spending time talking through how Diabetes is affecting your life.

Initial consultations are 40 minutes with follow-up consultations of 20-30 minutes to review the person's progress in achieving their goals.  These consultations are usually on a Monday evening but can be made at other times to suit the person with Diabetes.

Other interests

  • Type 1 Diabetes
  • Type 2 Diabetes
  • Newer Diabetes treatments
  • Diabetic complications

Personal interests

Dr Rea enjoys hill-walking, cycling and playing football with his 2 young sons.

Treatments and tests offered by Dr Rustam Rea at Nuffield Health

  • Endocrine

Locations Dr Rustam Rea works with

Related experience


Dr Rea was awarded his Doctorate of Medicine from the University of Nottingham in 2005 following research into models of insulin resistance.  Subsequently he developed a specialist interest in the development of integrated diabetes care organisations and has presented new models and their outcomes at national diabetes and health policy meetings. He is co-author of the recently published Best Practice for Commissioning Diabetes Services: An integrated care framework.

Dr Rea is currently involved in research into the care of people with diabetes in hospital.  He is using large datasets to develop prediction models of hypoglycaemia.  He also collaborates with other clinicians to evaluate brief messages to improve adherence to medication.

He was the Editor-in-Chief of Practical Diabetes, the most widely read Diabetes journal among senior Diabetes clinicians in the UK.


  • Diabetes UK
  • Association of British Clinical Diabetologists

Other posts held

  • Consultant in Diabetes and Acute General Medicine, Oxford University Hospitals NHS Trust

Insurers Dr Rustam Rea works with

Dr Rustam Rea works with the following private medical insurance providers:

  • AXA Health
  • Bupa
  • Cigna
  • Simplyhealth
  • Aviva Health


Dr Rustam Rea does not hold a share or financial interest in this hospital, another Nuffield Health hospital or the company.

Dr Rustam Rea does not have a share or financial interest in equipment used at this hospital or another Nuffield Health hospital.

Dr Rustam Rea does not hold any paid advisory role(s) at this hospital or on behalf of Nuffield Health.