We talk with Professor Partha Kar and Dr Iain Cranston at United Through Diabetes about their presentation on diabetes care and technology.
DRWF’s 25th anniversary educational event for people living with diabetes invited healthcare experts to share presentations on various topics of diabetes management.
A popular topic among the presentations on the day was on diabetes care and artificial intelligence by Professor Partha Kar OBE FRCP, Consultant Endocrinologist Portsmouth Hospitals NHS Trust and National Specialty Advisor, Diabetes, NHS England and Dr Iain Cranston Consultant Physician in Diabetes and Endocrinology Portsmouth Hospitals NHS Trust.
DRWF spoke to Professor Kar and Dr Cranston about how technology in diabetes care is changing the lives of people with diabetes.
Professor Kar said: “To anybody with diabetes, I would say the change is here. Do not be afraid to ask for what you are eligible for. I think people always get a bit worried about how much they can ask. There are lots of healthcare professionals like us who are trying to make the system better, but you have a louder voice than you think.”
Dr Cranston said: “Technology is not magic. It is often very clever, but it is not magic. It works best when we as individuals know what we want from the technology. None of the technology that stands at present takes the diabetes away. But it can help.”