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Diabetes Professional Care
15-16 November 2023, Olympia London

The UK's leading event for the entire team involved in the prevention, treatment and management of diabetes and its related conditions.

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Commonly abnormal blood tests in type 2 diabetes: practicalities of management and pitfalls to avoid

16 Nov 2023
Clinical Theatre 2

This session will cover the requesting, interpretation and management of commonly abnormal blood tests in people living with type 2 diabetes in primary care. Specifically , this session will cover abnormal thyroid function tests, liver blood tests and iron studies which are all frequently requested in primary care. The theme of this session is to avoid over-investigation and treat the person and not the number.

Learning outcomes:

  • Interpretation and management of abnormal thyroid blood tests including subclinical hypothyroidism in primary care
  • Interpretation and management of abnormal iron studies in primary care
  • Interpretation and management of abnormal liver blood tests and identification of those at risk of NAFLD/MASLD in primary care
Dr Kevin Fernando FRCGP FRCP Edin. FAcadMEd MSc Diabetes, GP Partner North Berwick Health Centre - GP with Specialist Interest in Diabetes/CVRM & Medical Education