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20 Feb 2021

DPC to launch ‘diabetes boxset’ of essential viewing

Diabetes, dexamethasone and the devastation of COVID-19 are set to dominate DPC’s brand new webinar series, the Winter Forum.

Key experts from the field of diabetes have been carefully selected to lead each free, CPD accredited webinar which will take place every Wednesday at 7pm for six weeks.

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Designed for all healthcare professionals from the diabetes MDT, the first episode will explore how the human and financial cost of diabetes-related ulceration and amputations can be minimised by exploring the GIRFT 2020 report. 

DPC Founder Maggie Meer said: “Our Summer Forum was hugely successful and with diabetes services and care constantly changing during the pandemic, we wanted to find a way of keeping as many people from within the diabetes healthcare sector as informed as we possibly could.

“The subjects that will dominate the six sessions will provide viewers with a unique view of what diabetes care looks like in 2021. We’ll be providing valuable insights into key reports, how to put the findings into practice and looking at the latest COVID-19 and diabetes research updates.

“The DPC Winter Forum is your unmissable weekly meeting. Seeing as all we’re doing right now is staying in and watching TV, we like to think we’re producing a diabetes boxset of essential viewing, which might not be as entertaining as Bridgerton but will prove essential to anyone wanting access to the very latest diabetes practices and research.”

The first session entitled ‘GIRFT 2020 into practice: Report overview & footcare in focus’ took place on Wednesday, February 17.

It was led by Professor Partha Kar OBE, Consultant Endocrinologist and Clinical Lead GIRFT Diabetes, Portsmouth Hospitals NHS Trust while Professor Gerry Rayman, Consultant Diabetologist and Clinical Lead for Diabetes GIRFT, East Suffolk & North Essex NHS Foundation Trust chaired the online session and was joined by Graham Bowen, Podiatry Clinical Service Manager at Solent NHS Trust.

All content can also be viewed online via the DPC website.

The next sessions are as follows:

Episode 2/6: COVID & Diabetes Services – Vaccinations
Wednesday, February 24 – 7pm to 8pm

Episode 3/6: What can we expect for Diabetes Care in 2021
Wednesday, March 3 – 7pm to 8pm

Episode 4/6: Caring for our most Vulnerable – Treating Frailty in the community
Wednesday, March 10– 7pm to 8pm

Episode 5/6: Pancreatic Exocrine Insufficiency – an MDT Approach to identification and diagnosis.
Wednesday, March 17 – 7pm to 8pm

Episode 6/6: The positioning of SGLT2 inhibitors within the heart failure treatment pathway
Wednesday, March 24 – 7pm to 8pm

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