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Diabetes forum announces elite Advisory Panel

By Editor
1st March 2016
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Europe’s largest diabetes forum for people with diabetes has announced an Advisory Panel., which has more than 430,000 members, has launched the initiative to help “bridge the gap between people with diabetes and the clinical community”.

We’re so excited to explore how digital health can affect real world health

The 9 experts, who have been carefully selected due to their significant contributions to diabetes care, have each been allocated a specific role relating to their specialism.

Charlotte Summers, Chief Operating Officer of, said: “Each panel member is outstanding in their field. We’re so excited to explore how digital health can affect real world health.

“We are really proud to provide a platform that gives people an opportunity to improve their health. After six months of using the forum, 77 per cent of members improve their understanding of diabetes. It’s remarkable but there’s so much more to be done.

“We want to bridge the gap between people with diabetes and the clinical community, digitally. The Advisory Panel is an integral part of that, enhancing our ability to improve health outcomes for people.”

The role of panel members will include social media question and answer sessions, providing specialist clinical expertise and helping to guide the future direction of community health.

The Advisory Panel

Member Category Role
Dr David Cavan  Education Digital health education advisor
Dr David Unwin  Primary care Working with people to improve health outcomes without using medication
Professor Roger Gadsby Primary care, type 1, type 2 Bridging the gap between real world experience and clinical trials
Dr Ketan Dhatariya Inpatients Reducing inpatient spend through digital interventions, awareness and education
Dr Simon Eaton Care planning Utilising digital solutions to ensure individualised and compassionate care
Dr Charles Fox Older people Exploring digital solutions to engage and affect health outcomes of older people
June James Nursing Widening the benefits of digital capabilities within the nursing community
Dr Partha Kar Type 1 Exploring efficacies of digital pathways and education solutions
Dr Tabitha Randell Paediatrics Creating engaging digital solutions for children and young people with diabetes
Dr Chris Gillespie Psychology Providing and improving emotional support and wellbeing within the digital community is Europe’s fastest-growing online community for people living with diabetes, with 2.4 million unique visitors a month.

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