Published on 29 November 2022

DRWF were registration sponsors for this year’s event at Olympia London in November.

A record number of healthcare professionals attended Diabetes Professional Care to learn about the latest best practice to boost frontline NHS services.

The recent Diabetes Professional Care conference for healthcare professionals working in diabetes provided free education to support the NHS to improve care, took place on 16th and 17th November, at Olympia London.

A wide range of healthcare professionals, including Diabetes Specialist Nurses, practice nurses, GPs, consultants, podiatrists and dietitians, attended the conference along with the diabetes leads from across the UK.

Representatives from Primary Care Diabetes Society, the Association of British Clinical Diabetologists, Trend Diabetes, the DSN Forum and the Joint British Diabetes Societies for Inpatient Care were also in attendance at the CPD-accredited (continuing professional development) education event.

Speaker Professor Ketan Dhatariya, Consultant Diabetes and Endocrinology and Chair of the Joint British Diabetes Societies Inpatient Care Group and DRWF Research Advisory Board member, said: “DPC has once again proved invaluable in providing vital education, sharing best practice and spreading knowledge to healthcare professionals delivering diabetes care. The show continues to go from strength to strength.”

Expert diabetes discussion panel

Fellow speaker Professor Alan Sinclair, Director, Foundation for Diabetes Research in Older People (FDROP), said: “This is an important show to get messages across to healthcare professionals working in diabetes care. DPC is excellent at providing high-quality and practical information which teams can take away and implement.”

Agnes Jacobs, Content Lead for Diabetes Professional Care, said: “It was a privilege to host DPC once again and provide the NHS with such a vital boost to diabetes care. We put together a high-quality programme filled with sessions which reflect the latest best practice and knowledge in diabetes care.”

Among presentations at the conference, Professor Partha Kar and Professor Jonathan Valabhji provided updates on the NHS Diabetes Programme at the NHS Park. Professor Roy Taylor talked about remission of type 2 diabetes, Dr Amar Puttanna covered diabetes and dementia, while Dr Jim Moore, President of Primary Care Cardiovascular Society, reviewed the latest evidence SGLT2 inhibition in people with heart failure.

Other highlights on day one included a session on injection technique from Nurse Consultant Debbie Hicks, Co-chair of Trend Diabetes and Chair of Injection Technique Matters Initiative, while Professor Pratik Choudhary spoke about how to use continuous glucose monitoring (CGM) in primary care.

DPC conference with Prof Partha Kar speaking.

There was a talk about the latest evidence supporting the use of flash glucose monitoring in people with diabetes by Dr Lalantha Leelarathna on day two where there was also a presentation from Professor Alan Sinclair about implementing the 2022 National Advisory Panel for Care Home (NAPCHD) Diabetes recommendations.

Diabetes and Endocrinology Pharmacist Ines Fonseca, Dr Kevin Fernando and Professor David Strain also took part in the Big Guideline Debate. Professor Ketan Dhatariya provided an update on JBDS guidelines and June James, Co-founder and Co-chair of Trend Diabetes talked about diabetes hyperglycaemic emergencies.

Diabetes Professional Care 2023 will take place on 15th and 16th November. To register your interest, visit here.
Diabetes Professional Care is supported by DRWF as registration sponsor.

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"We have been supporting Diabetes Professional Care since its inception in 2016 as it provides an amazing opportunity for diabetes and related healthcare professionals to come together for learning, with CPD (continuing professional development) accreditation, to support the best possible provision of diabetes care to people living with all types of diabetes."

— Sarah Tutton - DRWF Chief Executive

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