Prevention & Obesity in Practice stream announced
As part of DPC2019’s commitment to help prevent type 2 diabetes, this year’s show will once again include a dedicated Prevention & Obesity in Practice stream.
It will run across both days and the main conference theatre will focus on the most vital topics in prevention, such as weight management and obesity.
Some of the CPD-accredited sessions will also feature prevention in pregnancy and pre-conception care, diabetes prevention in high-risk ethnicity groups and surgical treatment of type 2 diabetes and obesity.
A DPC Nutrition & Lifestyle Clinic has also been developed to give healthcare professionals the opportunity to gain hands-on, practical knowledge about diet, nutrition, exercise, and lifestyle interventions. The clinic will enable delegates to practice new skills and gain confidence in applying them to real-world, patient-facing situations.
The topics our experienced line-up of speakers will be covering include:
- T2 diabetes meal plans
- Counting workshop – carbs, cals, protein, fat, and more!
- Food and diets explained
- The role of exercise in achieving glycaemic targets
- Lifestyle Coaches as members of the diabetes MDT
- Dieticians’ role in diabetes management
Maggie Meer, who founded DPC in 2015 and has type 2 diabetes herself, said: “From the very beginning my mission has been to provide a free-to-attend conference and exhibition which focuses on the most pressing issues in diabetes care.
“There are some exciting new developments in the field of type 2 diabetes prevention, and we felt we needed to provide all healthcare professionals with a forum where the latest research, real-world techniques and best practices are shared.
“We know type 2 diabetes is on the rise, so we feel it’s imperative that everyone from the multi-disciplinary team has access to the very latest clinical guidance.
“It’s not just prevention where we’ve seen changes, but also remission. In the last couple of years, we’ve seen a major shift in the latest medical research, which has shown the effectiveness of diet in reversing type 2 diabetes. These exciting new findings will also form part of our dedicated DPC Nutrition & Lifestyle Clinic, which we are excited to be launching at this year’s show.”
Registration opens this month! So, don’t forget to register your interest online to reserve your free place and keep up to date with the latest show news and announcements.