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Dementia and diabetes

Diabetes Health Matters with Dr Joan St John

In this episode

“Does diabetes affect the brain”? “How can we improve care for people living with diabetes and dementia?” “How do we reduce the risks of complications?” These and many other questions will be at the heart of this new episode of Diabetes Health Matters with Dr Joan St John.

Because knowledge and good practice can save lives, Dr Joan St John is inviting Prof. Sam Seidu, General Practitioner and Head of Research for Primary Care Diabetes Europe (PCDE) to explore the latest science of diabetes and dementia.

Evidence has emerged linking obesity to poorer cognitive performance and highlighting the interplay between dementia and diabetes, which is sometimes termed ‘ Type 3 ‘ diabetes. The pair will offer practical advice to help people living with diabetes and dementia and those who care for them. There will also be time to address questions from the live audience.

Disclaimer: 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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Joan St John

Dr Joan St John

GPwER Diabetes, Central London Community Healthcare NHS Trust, UK

Dr Joan St John is a General Practitioner (GP) with special interest in diabetes, and is currently working as GP Clinical lead in Diabetes for an area of North-West London, UK. She also works as part of the multi-disciplinary award-winning Brent Integrated Diabetes Service. Summary

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With ‘Diabetes Health Matters’, Dr Joan St John shares her lifetime experience caring for people from many different backgrounds and origins to tackle the hottest topics encountered through her practice. Dr St John brings together people with lived experience, healthcare professionals and other experts for a series of meetings focused particularly on African and Caribbean health. But the information you will hear about is universal and can be used by anyone.

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