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Diabetes: why foot health matters

Diabetes Health Matters with Dr Joan St John

In this episode

The five-year mortality and direct costs of care for people with diabetic foot complications are comparable to cancer. This statistic alone should make us stop and think about the way we look after our health, and the importance we place on foot care for people living with diabetes.

Dr Chris Manu, Diabetologist and Co-Lead for Diabetes Foot Services at King’s College Hospital, one of London’s largest and busiest teaching hospitals, breaks it down for you on Thursday 31 March 2022.

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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Dr Chris Manu

Consultant Diabetologist and General Medicine, King’s College Hospital NHS Trust Foundation, UK

Chris has been a Consultant Diabetologist at King’s since 2016. But even while undertaking his specialist training, he has been involved in several service improvement projects within the South East London (SEL) area, as well as setting up new foot care pathways.

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Further information

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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