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I am Black. I have Type 2 diabetes. Is it permanent?

Diabetes Health Matters with Dr Joan St John

In this episode

Is it possible to put your Type 2 diabetes into remission? Join Dr Joan St John for the third episode of our Diabetes Health Matters series with her guest, Douglas Twenefour, who is a Specialist Dietitian and Head of Care at Diabetes UK. In this episode we discuss what exactly is Type 2 diabetes remission (Part 1), how diet impacts remission (Part 2) and a lived experience of Type 2 diabetes remission (Part 3).

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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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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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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