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Diabetes in Children and Young People

Diabetes Health Matters with Dr Joan St John

In this episode

In the second event of the season, we will be discussing how diabetes can affect children and young people, with a focus on those of Black, African, and African Caribbean heritage.

Dr Joan St John will be joined by an expert guest, Davina Jean-Jacques, who is a Paediatric Diabetes Nurse Specialist at North Middlesex University Hospital NHS Trust. Davina has been a children’s diabetes nurse for 8 years and has recently won an RCN award for her work. She works with children and young people until they transition into the adult services and ensures they are equipped for the adult world.

Does diabetes present differently in children and young people of Black heritage? What are the most important things that people should be aware of regarding diabetes in children and young people? What are some myths about diabetes in children and young people? All of these questions and more will be answered by Davina and Dr Joan St John in our upcoming webinar.

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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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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