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Diabetes Health Matters with Dr Joan St John

In this episode

Pre-diabetes doesn’t have to lead to diabetes! Join Dr Joan St John for the second episode of our Diabetes Health Matters series with her guest, Shola Oladipo, who is the Founder and CEO of Food For Purpose. In this episode we discuss what exactly is pre-diabetes (Part 1), what lifestyle changes can we make to help avoid Type 2 diabetes (Part 2) and how does diet impact pre-diabetes (Part 3 and Part 4).

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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Shola Oladipo, Food for Purpose

Shola Oladipo

Registered Dietitian, CEO Food for Purpose, UK

Shola Oladipo is a registered dietitian and CEO of Food For Purpose (FFP) a non-profit organisation that delivers practical solutions for eating, living & functioning. With over 25 years of dietetic experience in NHS primary and secondary care, private health and the food industry.

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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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