Conference to unveil new diabetes and frailty guidelines

By Editor
6th September 2017
Education, Good practice

The new international guidance on diabetes and frailty will be unveiled at a conference taking place later this month. 

The schedule for the 4th National Conference of the Older People’s Diabetes Network (OPDN) has now been unveiled and will also feature a talk from Professor Angus Forbes, chair of the Federation of European Nurses in Diabetes (FEND) at the Florence Nightingale School of Nursing and Midwifery at King’s College London. He will discuss how to improve survival in diabetes and  analyse the importance of stable glucose control.

Professor Roger Gadsby, from the Warwick Medical School, will give his own reflections on how primacy care approach diabetes in older people. Dr Ahmed Hafiz, from Rotherham General Hospital, will discuss the re-escalation of treatment in older adults with diabetes and a talk about the importance of detecting nerve damage in feet will also be given.

The event, which will be led by the network’s clinical lead Professor Alan Sinclair, will take place on Wednesday, September 27, 2017 in London from 8.30am to 4.30pm.

The agenda has been carefully compiled so delegates can share good practice and developmental updates within the field of diabetes and older people.

International guidelines on managing frailty in older people with diabetes will also be unveiled at the event, which follow the work of the European Diabetes Working Party for Older People (EDWPOP) and International Experts in the field.

Professor Sinclair said: “This year we will also be looking at the many different factors which could influence the survival rates in older people with diabetes. We’ll also provide an update on dementia and diabetes, and examine the costs of care of older people with diabetes.

“The event and network is for anybody working in, or with an interest in, the field of older people with diabetes and we look forward to meeting with and welcoming all delegates. We also hope to see clinicians from primary care attending as well as representatives from CCGs. We will be using the event to showcase the latest innovations and successes in the field of diabetes and older people.”

The OPDN is hosted by RIA Diabetes & Education, an organisation dedicated to excellence in diabetes education and care.

The aim of network to bring together health and social care professionals who share the aim of ensuring older people with diabetes get the highest quality of care.

To register to attend the national conference, click here.

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