prof. dr. G.E.H.M. (Guy ) Rutten

Professor Emeritus

  • Department of General Practice

prof. dr. G.E.H.M. (Guy ) Rutten


Guy Rutten is professor of Diabetology in Primary Care and Director of the training-course for executives in Diabetology in primary care. His research focuses on type 2 diabetes (T2DM) and cardiovascular complications and diabetes primary care. He is (co-)author of more than 325 original articles in peer reviewed journals and supervised 13 RCTs on T2DM and wrote 10 books on diabetes, guidelines, clinical reasoning and the patient-doctor relationship. He supervised or is supervising 20 PhD students. In 2010 he distributed the book ‘Diabetes Care, from Science to Practice’, based on the scientific work of his research group, to all Dutch primary care practices (ZonMW sponsorship). He was an author of the 2013 guidelines on T2DM from the Dutch College of General Practitioners. In 2010 he was nominated for the Dutch Diabetes Research Prize. He was on the writing committee of the global NAVIGATOR study and on the Global Expert Panel of the global LEADER trial. From 2006-2008 he was Editor-in-chief of Primary Care Diabetes, from 2005-2011 he chaired the European Primary Care Diabetes Study Group and from 1996 to 2017 the Dutch Diabetes Primary Care Expert Group. He was member of the scientific Advisory Board of the Dutch Diabetes Fund(2004-2010). Besides, he worked as a GP from 1982 until 2014 for at least two days/week.

Side Activities

  • Member Editorial Board of Lancet Diabetes and Endocrinology
    Member Editorial Board of European Endocrinology
    Member of EASD Postgraduate Committee
    Outside activities that could damage interests of UMC: none

Research Output (433)

Population-based screen-detected type 2 diabetes mellitus is associated with less need for insulin therapy after 10 years

Vos Rimke C., Den Ouden Henk, Daamen Lois A., Bilo Henk J.G., Denig Petra, Rutten Guy E.H.M. 31 mrt 2020, In: BMJ Open Diabetes Research and Care. 8 7 p.

Clinical Considerations When Initiating and Titrating Insulin Degludec/Liraglutide (IDegLira) in People with Type 2 Diabetes

Harris Stewart, Abrahamson Martin J., Ceriello Antonio, Charpentier Guillaume, Evans Marc, Lehmann Roger, Liebl Andreas, Linjawi Sultan, Holt Richard I.G., Hosszúfalusi Nóra, Rutten Guy, Vilsbøll Tina 1 feb 2020, In: Drugs. 80 , p. 147-165 19 p.

Long-term effects of intensive multifactorial therapy in individuals with screen-detected type 2 diabetes in primary care:10-year follow-up of the ADDITION-Europe cluster-randomised trial

Griffin Simon J., Rutten Guy E.H.M., Khunti Kamlesh, Witte Daniel R., Lauritzen Torsten, Sharp Stephen J., Dalsgaard Else Marie, Davies Melanie J., Irving Greg J., Vos Rimke C., Webb David R., Wareham Nicholas J., Sandbæk Annelli 1 dec 2019, In: The Lancet Diabetes and Endocrinology. 7 , p. 925-937 13 p.

Effectiviteit van zelfmanagementondersteuning bij diabetes

Vos Rimke, van Heusden Lisa, Eikelenboom Natalie, Rutten Guy 1 nov 2019, In: Huisarts en Wetenschap. 62 , p. 30-35 6 p.

De-intensification of blood glucose lowering medication in people identified as being over-treated:A mixed methods study

Hart Huberta E., Ditzel Kim, Rutten Guy E., de Groot Esther, Seidu Samuel, Khunti Kamlesh, Vos Rimke C. 18 okt 2019, In: Patient Preference and Adherence. 13 , p. 1775-1783 9 p.

Factors that influence the intended intensity of diabetes care in a person-centred setting

van Vugt H. A., Heijmans M. J.W.M., de Koning E. J.P., Rutten G. E.H.M. 9 aug 2019, In: Diabetic Medicine. 37 , p. 1167-1175 9 p.

Factors influencing safe glucose-lowering in older adults with type 2 diabetes:A PeRsOn-centred ApproaCh To IndiVidualisEd (PROACTIVE) Glycemic Goals for older people: A position statement of Primary Care Diabetes Europe

Hambling C. E., Khunti K., Cos X., Wens J., Martinez L., Topsever P., Del Prato S., Sinclair A., Schernthaner G., Rutten G., Seidu S. 1 aug 2019, In: Primary Care Diabetes. 13 , p. 330-352 23 p.

Mediation analysis of the relationship between type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular events and all-cause mortality: Findings from the SMART cohort

Sharif Shahnam, Groenwold Rolf H. H., van der Graaf Y., Berkelmans Gijs F. N., Cramer Maarten J., Visseren Frank L. J., Westerink Jan, van Petersen R., Dinther B. G. F., van der Graaf Y., Grobbee D. E., Rutten G. E. H. M., Visseren Frank L. J., de Borst G. J., Kappelle L. J., Leiner T., Nathoe H. M., aug 2019, In: Diabetes, Obesity & Metabolism. 21 , p. 1935-1943 9 p.

All Research Output (433)