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Diabetes and Kidney Disease

Diabetes Health Matters with Dr Joan St John

In this episode

The kidneys play a crucial role in health but can be negatively impacted by poorly controlled diabetes. It’s crucial to know when people living with diabetes might be more at risk of developing complications such as chronic kidney disease, how to prevent it, and what to do if kidney disease has already developed.

In this event, Dr Joan St John is joined by Professor Ibi Erekosima who is a Consultant Renal Physician with a wealth of knowledge and experience in caring for people living with diabetes and kidney disease.

During this episode Professor Ibi will outline the function of the kidneys and why they’re important, how poorly controlled diabetes can lead to kidney disease and how early detection and early intervention can give people living with diabetes and kidney disease the best chance at positive outcomes. He will also discuss the five stages of chronic kidney disease and why it’s important to know the signs so that people can get the best possible care to ensure positive outcomes.

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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