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I am Black. I have just been diagnosed with diabetes. What next?

Diabetes Health Matters with Dr Joan St John

In this episode

Dr Joan St John is joined by Grace Vanterpool, MBE, Consultant Nurse in Diabetes (Part 2). They address the questions and concerns that follow an initial diabetes diagnosis. This episode also includes lived experience stories from acclaimed comedian Geoff Schumann, and Chantelle Bedeau (Part 3).

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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Grace Vanterpool

Consultant Nurse in Diabetes, Diabetes Integrated Care Ealing, UK

Grace Vanterpool has been a nurse for over 45 years, and has worked as a Consultant Nurse in Diabetes for over 18 years. With experience practicing in both primary community and secondary healthcare settings, and lecturing on diabetes in universities.

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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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I am Black. I have just been diagnosed with diabetes. What next?

Diabetes Health Matters with Dr Joan St John

In this episode

Dr Joan St John is joined by Grace Vanterpool, MBE, Consultant Nurse in Diabetes (Part 2). They address the questions and concerns that follow an initial diabetes diagnosis. This episode also includes lived experience stories from acclaimed comedian Geoff Schumann, and Chantelle Bedeau (Part 3).

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.

Featured experts

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

Read more

Grace Vanterpool

Consultant Nurse in Diabetes, Diabetes Integrated Care Ealing, UK

Grace Vanterpool has been a nurse for over 45 years, and has worked as a Consultant Nurse in Diabetes for over 18 years. With experience practicing in both primary community and secondary healthcare settings, and lecturing on diabetes in universities.

Read more

Event partners

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.

Found this article helpful?

Our editorial work is funded by readers like you. Individual donations allow us to research, verify and provide information to our community. Consider making a donation to allow us to continue our work.
Next time Make a donation