With Dr Joan St John

GP with Special Interest in Diabetes

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I am Black. I have Type 2 diabetes. Is it permanent?

Insights and real-life experience on diabetes remission, low-carb diet and other hot topics. Thursday 25 November at 19:00 BST. 

Black. Diagnosed with diabetes. What next?

Being diagnosed with diabetes can feel daunting. Experts and people living with diabetes talk about the first steps after being diagnosed with diabetes. With Grace Vanterpool, MBE, Consultant Diabetes Nurse. 

I am Black. How can I avoid Type 2 diabetes?

Pre-diabetes doesn’t have to lead to diabetes. In this episode, Dr. Joan St John explores the what, when, how and where of avoiding Type 2 diabetes. With Shola Oladipo, expert dietitian and founder of Food for Purpose. 

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Eli Lilly and Company has provided sponsorship to Diabetes Africa to support the costs of running ‘Diabetes Health Matters’ . Eli Lilly and Company has not had any input into the programme content for this event series or selection of speakers.

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Diabetes Africa events offer high-value content for specialists and a wider audience interested in diabetes care, at a time when face-to-face interactions are more difficult. Our events bring together healthcare professionals, business executives, national and international decision-makers and experts, to discuss innovation and good practices. Our events help address healthcare challenges where it matters most.

In 2020, our events covered topics such as: the impact of COVID-19 on routine diabetes care, telemedicine, podiatry, data gathering and community support. Subjects are inspired by the activities in Diabetes Africa’s chambers and faculties and reviewed on a regular basis, with input from members and partners.

Supported by Novo Nordisk, we hosted a series of events in June 2021 to explore and discuss clinical practice and research on diabetes and people of African and Caribbean origin. Organised in partnership with our UK Expert Network.

The discussion session is interactive and includes regular polls and Q&A, which give participants an opportunity to share their own experience. 

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Connecting people and sharing knowledge to improve diabetes care.