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Diabetes Health Matters with Dr Joan St John

In this episode

700,000 women give birth in England and Wales each year. Up to 5% of these women have a form of diabetes. In this episode of Diabetes Health Matters, Dr Joan St John and her guest discuss the reality behind these statistics and what it means for families that are planning to have or expecting a baby.

Dr Joan St John is joined by Dr Moji Akinsola, a Consultant Physician specialising in Diabetes and Endocrinology. Dr Akinsola was the Clinical Lead for Diabetes in Pregnancy at Wexham Park Hospital, Berkshire between 2004 and 2016 and is now a Consultant at Luton and Dunstable Hospital and Central London Community Health Trust.

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 Moji Akinsola

Consultant physician specialising in diabetes and endocrinology, The Hillingdon Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, UK

Dr Moji Akinsola is a consultant physician, specialising in diabetes and endocrinology since 2002 and was the clinical lead for diabetes in pregnancy at Wexham Park Hospital, Berkshire between 2004 and 2016.

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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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