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DPC2018 launches dedicated Hypo Hub Programme

By Editor
1st October 2018
Good practice

Leading experts will be sharing their techniques, tips and tactics to prevent and manage hypoglycaemia at this year’s Diabetes Professional Care Hypo Hub.

Dr Emma Wilmot, a Consultant Diabetologist, Derby Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust and one of the speakers, said: “Many healthcare professionals report feeling ‘out of my depth’ or ‘overwhelmed’ by the available glucose data.”

Tackling the problem head-on, Diabetes Professional Care will once again host a dedicated Hypo Hub programme at Olympia, London on November 14 and 15.

The programme for the Hypo Hub – which aims to increase awareness and address the need for better education for healthcare professionals – has been announced, with nine sessions lined up.

Speaking on day one of the show, Dr Wilmot will present a simple, quick and easy to use guide to AGP interpretation, on day one of DPC2018, that can be used back in clinic. Additional Hypo Hub sessions will include:

  • Measuring variations in Hypos – GIRFT. Dr Partha Kar, Diabetes Consultant & National Associate Clinical Director Diabetes, NHS England
  • Hypoglycaemia in adults in the community – recognition, management & prevention. Debbie Hicks, Nurse Consultant – Diabetes, Barnet Enfield & Haringey MHT, Co-Chair TREND-UK and Chair FIT UK
  • Clinical outcomes of ultra-long acting insulin analogues: impact on hypoglycaemia. Dr Pratik Choudhary, Clinical lead for T1 Diabetes, Islet & Pancreas transplantation, Consultant in Diabetes, King’s College Hospital
  • A guide to managing hypoglycaemia in hospital – updated JBDS Guidelines. Esther Walden, Lead DISN NNUH Chair DISN UK Group
  • The highs and lows of blood glucose: advice for primary care. Dr Mayank Patel, Consultant in Diabetes & Senior Clinical Lecturer, University Hospital Southampton NHS Trust & University of Southampton

These interactive, CPD-accredited sessions will also give participants an opportunity to raise questions and discuss real world situations with experienced practitioners.

Plus, the Hypo Simulator will take you to a new level of learning and understanding of hyper- and hypoglycaemia, and their effect on people with diabetes. The unique virtual reality headsets will allow you to experience first-hand how your patients feel when they have a hypoglycaemic event.

Diabetes Professional Care (DPC) is now the UK’s largest free-to-attend, CPD-accredited conference and exhibition for all healthcare professionals (HCPs) involved in the prevention, management and treatment of diabetes, and its related conditions.

To attend, register your free place online now.

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