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Exercise and diabetes

Diabetes Health Matters with Dr Joan St John

In this episode

Whether you’re living with diabetes or you’re not, exercising can be a struggle to fit into your daily routine, but can a few simple lifestyle changes affect the number of steps you do every day?

Is exercising just about losing weight? Can anyone living with diabetes take up exercise? Does the word ‘exercise’ give people the wrong idea about what it means to get moving? In this episode of Diabetes Health Matters, you’ll learn just how easy it can be to get moving and how small lifestyle changes can have a big impact on your health.

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

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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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