DPC2018 to address frailty and dementia care for people with diabetes
The prevalence of diabetes, coupled with an ageing population, has led to a greater need for tailored support and treatment for frail adults living with the condition.
“Diabetes is a complex condition at any age,” says Jill Hill, Independent Diabetes Nurse Consultant, TREND-UK. “However, getting older increases the likelihood of developing complications and other co-morbidities, reduces medication choices, and impacts on the ability to self-care.”
Speaking at DPC2018’s TREND-UK & Injection Technique Theatre, Jill will address the need for better education in this area, in a session on Frailty and dementia care – district, practice and community nursing – new TREND-UK guidelines. The experienced practitioner will discuss how diabetes can exacerbate the effects of getting older and give guidance on appropriate targets for the frail older person, and those with dementia.
Healthcare professionals who attend will have the unique opportunity to raise questions and discuss solutions relating to their specific care setting.
Jill will also present a session in the TREND-UK & Injection Technique Theatre on Diabetes care at end of life while Prof Alan Sinclair, Director, Foundation for Diabetes Research in Older People, Diabetes Frail, will deliver a conference session on Individualising diabetes care for older people with a focus on frailty.
For more information on these sessions and to register for your free place at DPC2018, visit the website here.