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Thriving with diabetes during the festive period.

Diabetes Health Matters with Dr Joan St John

In this episode

Yes! It is possible to thrive during the festive period! Join Dr Joan St John for this special episode of our Diabetes Health Matters series with her guests: Charles Odiase, Consultant Pharmacist and Chair of the Diabetes UK Primary Care Course, Adamma Okwu, Specialist Nurse, NHS Ealing and Ellouise Simpson, Registered Dietitian, NHS Foundation Trust. In Part 1 we discuss how alcohol affects the body when living with diabetes with Charles Odiase. In Part 2 Adamma Okwu explains how to travel safely whilst living with diabetes and in Part 3, Ellouise Simpson explains the practice of mindful eating.

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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Charles Odiase

Consultant Pharmacist, Chair of the Diabetes UK Primary Care Course, UK

Charles is a member of the Herts Valley clinical commissioning group diabetes clinical forum. He is a Life and Medical Sciences visiting lecturer at Hertfordshire University and provides primary care practice based experience training to the school of pharmacy undergraduate students.

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Adamma Okwu

Diabetes Specialist Nurse, NHS Ealing, UK

Adamma Okwu is a diabetes specialist nurse and an independent nurse prescriber who works with Diabetes Integrated Care Ealing. Adamma worked with the Hillingdon Diabetes team before moving over to Ealing in 2014.

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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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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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