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Hypo Hub*

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Launched at DPC2017, this feature provides an insight into hypoglycaemia, through a series of workshops and a unique hypo simulation station, where HCPs can experience how their patients feel when their blood sugar drops too low.

DPC2017 Hypo Hub Programme

Please click the session titles for further information on the presentations and speakers.

  • Wednesday 15th November 2017

     
    10:50 - 11:20

    Patient perspective
    Dr Nicole Braham
    Diabetes Specialist, Whittington Hospital
    (this session has been organised and speakers remunerated by Novo Nordisk and is non promotional)

     
    NETWORKING & VISIT TO EXHIBITION
     
    12:15 - 12:45

    Hypos in vulnerable populations/older populations
    Pat Clarke
    Diabetes Nurse Specialist, Queen’s Medical Centre
    (this session has been organised and speakers remunerated by Novo Nordisk and is non promotional)

     
    12:50 - 13:20

    How Flash is pointing out hypoglycaemia – a practical tool to avoid hypoglycaemia
    Dr Iain Cranston, Consultant in Endocrinology & Diabetes, Queen Alexander Hospital

     
    NETWORKING & VISIT TO EXHIBITION
     
    14:40 - 15:10

    Patient perspective
    Dr Nicole Braham
    Diabetes Specialist, Whittington Hospital
    (this session has been organised and speakers remunerated by Novo Nordisk and is non promotional)

     
    15:15 - 15:45

    Definitions, reporting and the cost of Hypoglycaemia
    Dr Pratik Choudhary
    Senior Lecturer and Consultant in Diabetes Kings College London
    (this session has been organised and speakers remunerated by Novo Nordisk and is non promotional)

     
    NETWORKING & VISIT TO EXHIBITION
     
    16:30 - 17:00

    The reality of reducing hypoglycaemia
    Emma Wilmot, Consultant Diabetologist, Derby Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

     

    Patient perspective

    Learning outcomes:

    • Understand the impact of hypos on the individual, and benefit from hearing from the patient perspective
    • Realise the impact hypos have on family members
    • Understand the wider implications hypos can have


    Dr Nicole Braham, Diabetes Specialist, Whittington Hospital

    Nicole has worked at the WHITTINGTON since 2005 as an Associate Specialist working with both type 1 and type 2 patients providing on going care. She has a particular interest in hypoglycaemia and has given many talks around the world about living with the effects of frequent hypos.and changes to insulin regimes, which can help minimise their occurrence.

    Nicole has also published papers in conjunction with Professor Malone Lee at University College investigating urinary tract infections in diabetic patients in which they were able to demonstrate that they often go unrecognised, and furthermore, there are different causative organisms.

    Nicole is on the north London advisory board for Novo.

    Hypos in vulnerable populations/older populations


    Pat Clarke, Diabetes Nurse Specialist, Queen’s Medical Centre, Nottingham

    Pat started working as a Diabetes Nurse Specialist in Nottingham in 1978 and during that time has seen many advances in the care of people with diabetes with new insulin equipment to measure blood glucose and to deliver insulin. She has always been committed to education of both people with diabetes and the professionals looking after them.

    In 2009 she retired and started working in Primary Care with Nottingham West CCG supporting 12 practices. Patients were discharged from secondary care to be looked after in the Community by the GP and practice nurse supported by Pat, also supported by a Consultant in Secondary Care.

    How Flash is pointing out hypoglycaemia – a practical tool to avoid hypoglycaemia

    This workshop will explore how both HCPs and patients can utilise the trend arrow information to make informed blousing decisions, using Flash.

    • Understanding what the trend arrows are indicating (flash v. finger prick testing; accuracy and increased usage)
    • The Grid: A practical tool for patients and caregivers to better manage their diabetes
    • How this tool can be used to help patients better improve their diabetes

    Learning outcomes:

    With the introduction of Flash glucose monitoring, more people have access to the trend arrows, which tell patients which way their glucose is heading. This workshop will discuss the correlation between the insulin dose adjustments in response to rate of change arrows and how a new guidance tool can give patients confidence to make their own decisions on insulin bolus decisions.


    Dr Iain Cranston, Consultant in Endocrinology & Diabetes, Queen Alexander Hospital

    Dr Iain Cranston is a consultant in endocrinology & diabetes at Queen Alexander Hospital in Portsmouth. Iain joined the team at Portsmouth in 2001, and has specialist interests in intensified insulin therapy (including Pump therapy and problematic hypoglycaemia) and renal disease in diabetes.

    Dr Cranston has been involved in projects to optimise the use of blood-glucose monitoring data and CGM data within the clinical consultation process, to improve glycaemic outcomes in terms of both glucose exposure and hypoglycaemic experience.

    Iain is the physician lead for the diabetes-renal clinic and the intensive insulin/insulin pump clinics which run alongside the intensified insulin education programme, known locally as JIGSAW.


    Definitions, reporting and the cost of Hypoglycaemia

    Learning outcomes:

    • Definitions and classifications of hypos
    • Clinical scenarios and discussion
    • Reporting/underreporting of hypos
    • How hypos affect local budgets, and why proper glycaemic management is good for the top line
    • The patient benefit of glycaemic stability

    Dr Pratik Choudhary, Senior Lecturer and Consultant in Diabetes, Kings College London

    Pratik is Senior Lecturer and Consultant in Diabetes at King’s College London. After starting his research career with Prof Simon Heller in Sheffield using CGM to evaluate risks of hypoglycemia in patients, he moved to Kings college London where he has been involved in research around mechanisms of hypoglycaemia unawareness using neuroimaging. He has also worked with the DAFNE and HARPdoc programs investigating educational and technological interventions to restore awareness.

    His clinical work revolves around better management of type 1 diabetes, working in a large multidisciplinary intensive type 1 management service incorporating educational, psychological and technological advances into day-to-day clinical management.

    Pratik is also diabetes lead for islet and pancreas transplantation at King’s and Guy’s and is working on new ways of delivering islets to patients without immunosuppression.

    He is also associate editor for diabetic medicine.

    The reality of reducing hypoglycaemia

    This presentation will look at how the adoption of Flash technology has helped patients achieve better outcomes looking at:

    • Improved glucose levels
    • Avoiding hypoglycaemia
    • Limiting glucose variability

    Learning outcomes:

    How flash glucose monitoring increases patient’s frequency to checking their glucose – 3x more than the minimum recommended European Guidelines. Real-World data shows significantly decreased eHbA1c with increased frequency of monitoring and significantly less time spent in hypoglycaemia. This insight is supported by the clinical RCTS; IMPACT and REPLACE, which also showed that by using Flash glucose monitoring system reduced the time in hypo, reduced the number of serious hypos and also reduced nocturnal hypos. Users achieved this reduction in hypoglycaemia quickly, and sustained it without increasing HbA1c.


    Emma Wilmot, Consultant Diabetologist, Derby Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

    Dr Wilmot is a Consultant Diabetologist at Derby Teaching Hospitals. Her specialist interests include Type 1 diabetes, insulin pump therapy and diabetes technology, young adults with diabetes and antenatal diabetes care.

    Dr Wilmot is chair of the ABCD Insulin Pump Network UK (www.ipn-uk.co.uk). In this role she leads the development and delivery of a programme of educational events for UK insulin pump teams. She is involved in the development of the 2017 national service level insulin pump audit and a range of national ‘best practice’ guides related to insulin pump therapy. Dr Wilmot was previously chair of the Young Diabetologists Forum (YDF) and represented trainees on the Association of British Clinical Diabetologists (ABCD) committee.

    Dr Wilmot was awarded the University of Leicester medal for excellent PhD performance in 2013 for her PhD “Type 2 diabetes in younger adults”. The output from her PhD has attracted both national and international media interest, in addition to several prizes and publications.

    Simulation station

    Experience the effects of having a hypoglycaemic event first-hand via a virtual reality headset:

    Put yourself in the patient’s shoes for 5 minutes and experience the blurred vision, disorientation, dizziness and difficulty focusing that comes with a hypoglycaemic event.

  • Thursday 16th November 2017

     
    10:50 - 11:20

    Patient perspective
    Dr Nicole Braham
    Diabetes Specialist, Whittington Hospital
    (this session has been organised and speakers remunerated by Novo Nordisk and is non promotional)

     
    NETWORKING & VISIT TO EXHIBITION
     
    12:15 - 12:45

    Hypos in vulnerable populations/older populations
    Pat Clarke
    Diabetes Nurse Specialist, Queen’s Medical Centre
    (this session has been organised and speakers remunerated by Novo Nordisk and is non promotional)

     
    12:50 - 13:20

    Sugar Tax – The facts
    Anne Dawson, Senior Marketing Manager at BBI healthcare

     
    NETWORKING & VISIT TO EXHIBITION
     
    14:40 - 15:10

    Patient perspective
    Dr Nicole Braham
    Diabetes Specialist, Whittington Hospital
    (this session has been organised and speakers remunerated by Novo Nordisk and is non promotional)

     
    15:15 - 15:45

    The cost of hypos: the impact on your top line
    Marc Evans
    Consultant Diabetologist Llandough Hospital, Cardiff and the University Hospital of Wales College of Medicine
    (this session has been organised and speakers remunerated by Novo Nordisk and is non promotional)

     
    NETWORKING & VISIT TO EXHIBITION
     
    16:30 - 17:00

    Collaborative implementation of an integrated hypoglycaemia pathway involving the ambulance services and diabetes teams: Learning from South London
    Laura Spratling
    Programme Director - Diabetes, Health Innovation Network and
    Rosarie Atkinson
    Matron for Diabetes & Endocrinology, Guy's & St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust

     

    Patient perspective

    Learning outcomes:

    • Understand the impact of hypos on the individual, and benefit from hearing from the patient perspective
    • Realise the impact hypos have on family members
    • Understand the wider implications hypos can have


    Dr Nicole Braham, Diabetes Specialist, Whittington Hospital

    Nicole has worked at the WHITTINGTON since 2005 as an Associate Specialist working with both type 1 and type 2 patients providing on going care. She has a particular interest in hypoglycaemia and has given many talks around the world about living with the effects of frequent hypos.and changes to insulin regimes, which can help minimise their occurrence.

    Nicole has also published papers in conjunction with Professor Malone Lee at University College investigating urinary tract infections in diabetic patients in which they were able to demonstrate that they often go unrecognised, and furthermore, there are different causative organisms.

    Nicole is on the north London advisory board for Novo.

    Hypos in vulnerable populations/older populations


    Pat Clarke, Diabetes Nurse Specialist, Queen’s Medical Centre, Nottingham

    Pat started working as a Diabetes Nurse Specialist in Nottingham in 1978 and during that time has seen many advances in the care of people with diabetes with new insulin equipment to measure blood glucose and to deliver insulin. She has always been committed to education of both people with diabetes and the professionals looking after them.

    In 2009 she retired and started working in Primary Care with Nottingham West CCG supporting 12 practices. Patients were discharged from secondary care to be looked after in the Community by the GP and practice nurse supported by Pat, also supported by a Consultant in Secondary Care.

    Sugar Tax – The facts

    Learning outcomes:

    • Understanding hypoglycemia
    • The importance of hypoglycemia management
    • A background on sugar tax
    • The potential implications of this for patients managing hypoglycemia
    • Supporting patients through this change

    Anne Dawson, Senior Marketing Manager at BBI healthcare

    A registered pharmacist with over 10 years experience in the community pharmacy sector. Anne holds a masters of pharmacy from the University of East Anglia and is currently Senior Marketing Manager at BBI healthcare.


    The cost of hypos: the impact on your top line

    Learning outcomes:

    • How hypos affect local budgets, and why proper glycaemic management is good for the top line
    • Understanding that the cost of preventing hypos is far less than the cost of treating them, relieving the burden on the NHS
    • The patient benefit of glycaemic stability

    Marc Evans, Consultant Diabetologist

    Marc Evans has been a Consultant Diabetologist at Llandough Hospital and the University Hospital of Wales since the beginning of 2003. He was previously a Lecturer in Diabetes and Endocrinology at the University of Wales College of Medicine. Dr Evans has multiple ongoing academic and clinical interests, including the health economics of diabetes care and health outcomes in people with type 2 diabetes. He has published over 200 articles, book chapters and abstracts and is currently editor in chief of Diabetes Therapy.

    Collaborative implementation of an integrated hypoglycaemia pathway involving the ambulance services and diabetes teams: Learning from South London

    This session will share the learning and implementation guide developed by diabetes clinicians and commissioners in South London from their experience of working with the London Ambulance Service to implement an integrated hypoglycaemia pathway. Full of practical advice, this session is designed for colleagues striving to improve this area of diabetes care in their locality.

    Learning outcomes:

    • Understand the London pathway
    • Understand the implementation process and key stakeholders
    • Learn the key outcomes from the Southwark pathway
    • Be ready and equipped with the right information to work towards implementing a similar pathway in own area


    Laura Spratling, Programme Director - Diabetes, Health Innovation Network

    Laura studied modern languages at Cambridge and joined the NHS as a management trainee in 2009. Since then she has held various hospital management roles as well as working in commissioning and at the Department of Health. Laura recently volunteered for 6 months at Connaught Hospital Freetown with the King’s Sierra Leone Partnership. Alongside the Clinical Directors, Laura has co-led the Health Innovation Network's Diabetes programme since 2014, which has included a high profile regional programme on improving use of technology in diabetes, collaborative projects on medicines optimisation and support for self-management as well as leading the implementation of the Type 2 Diabetes Prevention Programme in South London.


    Rosarie Atkinson, Matron for Diabetes & Endocrinology, Guy's & St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust

    Simulation station

    Experience the effects of having a hypoglycaemic event first-hand via a virtual reality headset:

    Put yourself in the patient’s shoes for 5 minutes and experience the blurred vision, disorientation, dizziness and difficulty focusing that comes with a hypoglycaemic event.

* Novo Nordisk has organised and remunerated faculty for the Hypo Hub on behalf of DPC. Hypo Hub is non-promotional.

Exhibition information

Diabetes Professional Care
+44 23 8081 1551

Wednesday 14 November 2018
Thursday 15 November 2018

Olympia London
Olympia Way
London
W14 8UW

Organised by

Organised by

Exhibition information

Diabetes Professional Care
+44 23 8081 1551

Wednesday 14 November 2018
Thursday 15 November 2018

Olympia London
Olympia Way
London
W14 8UW

Organised by

Organised by