Translating Research into Highest Quality Patient Care

The Diabetes & Endocrinology Collaborative initiative for Population and Phenome bioResource Programme (DECiP2heR)

DECiP2heR is a joint programme between the Nanyang Technological University (NTU) / Lee Kong Chian School of Medicine (LKCMedicine) and the National Healthcare Group (NHG).


This initiative was established to address the gap in the management and treatment of diabetes today, where there is a lack of good data upon which an effective disease management strategy on a large scale can be developed. In Singapore, the growing number of elderly patients with multiple chronic diseases has resulted in a progressively increasing demand on our limited healthcare resources.


Diabetes mellitus and its disabling complications make up a sizeable proportion of the healthcare cost burden in both middle-aged and elderly subjects. While there has been much evidence showing the direct improvement of healthcare outcomes with improved disease control, enhanced control of diabetes mellitus is expensive. Hence, patient stratification based on their risk of complications and response to treatment would be the logical way to ensure cost-effective use of healthcare resources.


This stratified approach allows for resource expansion for the relevant patient groups as well as treatment optimisation. The DECiP2heR programme would leverage on the clinical expertise and experience of NHG and the research capabilities of NTU/LKCMedicine.