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Diabetes Health Matters with Dr Joan St John

In this episode

When was the last time you and your dentist spoke about diabetes? Whether you are aware of the links between oral health and diabetes, or are new to the topic, Dr Joan St John offers a refresher and breaks it down for you with an expert, in her inimitable style.

In this episode of Diabetes Health Matters, Dr Joan St John will discuss oral health, the gateway to our body and health, with Dr Sarah Kasasa, dental surgeon and peer-reviewed research author.

How does our blood glucose level influence our oral health and what can we do to protect our mouth, gums and teeth from harmful complications? How can we get over the fear or reluctance to see the dentist and what can we do at home to improve our overall 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.

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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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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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