Diabetes (Jan 2013)

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Khalida Ismail: Diabetes and Psychiatry (Video file)

Khalida Ismail: Diabetes and Psychiatry

Khalida Ismail's presentation on diabetes and psychiatry, which took place at the GP Masterclass on 9 January 2013.

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Dr Jennifer Tremble: Clinical update on diabetes (Video file)

Dr Jennifer Tremble: Clinical update on diabetes

Dr Jennifer Tremble's presentation on what's new in managing glycemia in type 2 diabetes, which took place at the GP Masterclass on 9 January 2013.

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According to the Government, if everyone got the right care, it is estimated 24,000 lives could be saved each year. 24,000 people die prematurely every year because their diabetes has not been managed effectively, and many more develop avoidable complications such as blindness and kidney disease.

The NHS spends at least £3.9 billion a year on diabetes services and around 80% of that goes on treating avoidable complications. The number of people with diabetes is set to rise from 3.1 million to 3.8 million between now and 2020 and unless care improves significantly the NHS will face ever increasing costs.

This free evening masterclass was open to all GPs and practice staff in Bexley, Greenwich and Bromley.

The aims of the masterclass were to:

  • Provide a clinical update on diabetes
  • Give an overview of the interface between diabetes and psychological health
  • Understand the cause and treatment of depression in diabetes
  • Educate GPs to effectively diagnose and manage their diabetic patients within the primary care environment
  • Present findings from a pilot model for integrating diabetes and psychological health
  • Provide information on community diabetes services

Our speakers were:

  • Clinical update on Diabetes: 
    Dr Jennifer Tremble, Consultant, Diabetic Medicine, Queen Elizabeth Hospital.
  • Diabetes and Psychiatry: 
    Khalida Ismail, Professor of Psychiatry and Medicine, Institute of Psychiatry, King's College London and Diabetes Centre, King’s College Hospital

Each presentation included opportunities to ask questions and to discuss issues experienced in your practice. Attendance certificates were also given.

The event took place at The Glennie Room, Royal Blackheath Golf Club, Court Road, Eltham, London SE9 5AF. Refreshments will be available from 6.30pm and the presentations began at 7.30pm. 

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