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Season finale

Diabetes Health Matters with Dr Joan St John

In this episode

As the season draws to a close, Dr Joan St John reviews the most striking advice that she and her guests shared on the show, with the help of Dr Bernadette Adeyileka-Tracz, Executive Director of Diabetes Africa.

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 Moji Akinsola

Consultant physician specialising in diabetes and endocrinology, The Hillingdon Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, UK

Dr Moji Akinsola is a consultant physician, specialising in diabetes and endocrinology since 2002 and was the clinical lead for diabetes in pregnancy at Wexham Park Hospital, Berkshire between 2004 and 2016.

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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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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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Ellouise Simpson, Registered dietitian, NHS Foundation Trust

Ellouise Simpson

Registered dietitian, NHS Foundation Trust, UK

Ellouise is a passionate and dedicated registered dietitian, with many years of experience working in the NHS and private sector. She takes a holistic and realistic approach to help clients manage a wide range of health concerns such as weight management, family nutrition, high blood pressure and cholesterol.

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Douglas Twenefour

Specialist Dietitian, Head of Care, Diabetes UK,
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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Professor Frank Chinegwundoh MBE

Consultant Urological Surgeon, St Bartholomew’s Hospital, UK

Professor Francis Chinegwundoh MBE has received expert training in London and the West Midlands, as well as international training from the USA. He has a breadth of knowledge in urology, allowing him to treat emergency and elective urology patients.

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Dr Chris Manu

Consultant Diabetologist and General Medicine, King’s College Hospital NHS Trust Foundation, UK

Chris has been a Consultant Diabetologist at King’s since 2016. But even while undertaking his specialist training, he has been involved in several service improvement projects within the South East London (SEL) area, as well as setting up new foot care pathways.

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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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