The impact of hospital admissions on diabetes control will one of the topics be discussed at the third annual Diabetes Professional Care (DPC) conference.
The DPC conference will provide an arena for senior diabetes educators to provide information tailored to the realistic challenges faced by healthcare professionals involved in the treatment, management and prevention of diabetes.
Topics which will be covered at the highly anticipated event being held at Olympia, London on 15-16 November, include:
Obesity in practice and diabetes prevention
Diabetes technologies and research
Type 1 diabetes
Specialist sessions at a foot and wound clinic will take place giving attendees the chance to try out practices. Self-assessment checklists will also be distributed for people to take back to their teams.
Other practical sessions will take place in the Trend-UK and The FIT Theatre, a hub for organisations working to solve the problems faced by people with diabetes and their healthcare providers.
Speakers include Professor Sir Muir Gray, from Oxford University Hospitals NHS Trust, and University Hospital, Southampton consultant Dr Mayank Patel. The duo will speak about the impact admission to hospital can have on diabetes control.
Meanwhile, Emeritus Professor at the University of Exeter and former President of the Royal College of General Practitioners, Professor Sir Denis Pereira-Gray, is scheduled to discuss the need for general practice to be fairly represented in standard setting groups.
Maggie Meer, the founder of DPC, said: “With an estimated 4.5 million people living with diabetes in the UK, it’s vital they receive the support and care they need to help manage their condition. Key to this is accessible and affordable training and skills development for those working in both primary and secondary care.
“We appreciate the time and financial challenges of continuous education for busy HCPs so, once again, we’ve packed our comprehensive programme into just two days and made DPC2017 free to attend for HCPs.
“We’ve also listened to our visitors and industry partners, and introduced new content this year to address their most pressing concerns.”

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