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Season finale. Prevention, prevention, prevention

Diabetes Health Matters with Dr Joan St John

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Prevention. It saves lives. But how do we get it right and how far do we need to go? As the sun sets on Season 2 of “Diabetes Health Matters with Dr. Joan St John”, join us for the finale that ties it all together around one of Dr. Joan St John’s heartfelt mantras: ‘Prevention, prevention, prevention’.

Dr Joan St John, our seasoned host, will be joined by Bernadette Adeyileka-Tracz, the Executive Director of Diabetes Africa, for an engaging and interactive conversation. Our speakers will review the season’s key moments and explore prevention in depth. From the intricate connection between kidney health and diabetes to sexual health and the journey of Type 2 diabetes remission, no topic will be off the table.

This finale is where it all converges. If you’re living with diabetes or if you’re a healthcare professional seeking insights, this is the conversation you can’t afford to miss. The transformative series promises to end on a high note and energise all participants.

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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Dr Bernadette Adeyileka-Tracz

Executive Director, Diabetes Africa, UK

Dr Bernadette Adeyileka-Tracz (MPharm, PhD, PGCert) is a registered pharmacist with a PhD in molecular biology and bioinformatics, and is an Executive MBA candidate. Bernadette 10 years of experience across multiple sectors and industries, including medical affairs management roles in the pharmaceutical industry. Bernadette is the Founder and Chief Operating Officer (COO) of Diabetes Africa.

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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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Douglas Twenefour

Specialist Dietitian, Head of Care, Diabetes UK,

Douglas Twenefour is a Specialist Dietitian with over 15 years of clinical experience. He is Head of Care at Diabetes UK, and an Associate Lecturer at London Metropolitan University.

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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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