Experts to help healthcare professionals understand latest diabetes guidelines
The latest changes to national and international diabetes guidelines will be up for discussion at the Diabetes Professional Care conference’s Big Guideline Debate.
The ‘must-attend’ session will see leading experts discussing the differences between the recommendations of the updated NICE guidelines, the latest ADA-EASD consensus report and Scotland’s SIGN guidelines.
It will highlight the key implications to clinical care beyond glycaemic management, including recommendations on how to address cardiorenal and weight-related comorbidities.
The speakers leading the session will include Professor David Strain, of the University of Exeter Medical School.
He said: “The new NICE guidelines have moved away from pure cost effectiveness and into disease prevention.
“They still haven’t quite come in line with ADA-EASD and so there will be discussion about where we should be following ADA-EASD.
“There’s been a huge leap forward in the promotion of technology in the NICE guidelines so we’re also expecting a discussion about how we are interpreting the use of Flash glucose monitoring in type 2 diabetes. It’s very clear in type 1 but in type 2 there is interpretation around it.
“We’ll be talking about how different people implement the guidelines locally, what the potential gains are for patients and whether this shift from cost acquisition to overall patient well-being is the right thing to do in a cash-strapped NHS.
“There will be lots of opportunities for questions from the audience and attendees should leave the session feeling confident about how to implement the changes to the benefit of their patients.
“All healthcare professionals who are seeing people with diabetes will take something away from this session – from hospital consultants who may be responsible for setting their local policies to healthcare assistants, the nurses, podiatrists, all of whom may see changes to their practice.”
Other speakers leading the session include Dr Kevin Fernando, GP Partner and GP with Specialist Interest in CVRM and Medical Education at North Berwick Health Centre, Sarah Ali, Consultant in Diabetes and Endocrinology at Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust, and Ines Fonseca, Highly Specialised Diabetes and Endocrinology Pharmacist at Manchester Royal Infirmary, Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust.
The Diabetes Professional Care conference will take place on 16 and 17 November at London Olympia.
Healthcare professionals can register for the conference by clicking here