Debate: The most effective ways to support and empower people living with diabetes and related conditions

What’s the best way to encourage people to change their behaviour? Does the stick work better than the carrot?
Judge Jarvis – alias media medic Dr Sarah Jarvis – will be hearing the case at a special court session as to whether or not healthcare professionals should use scare techniques in the management of people with diabetes foot ulcers.

As the number of lower limb amputations resulting from diabetes foot ulcers continues to rise, expert witnesses Professor Paul Chadwick, Professor Karen Ousey, Sue Marshall and Donna Welch will present the evidence for different treatment options and consider whether motivational interviewing could improve outcomes.

Learning outcomes:

  • Overview of DFU management techniques and the outcomes of different techniques.
  • How to engage patients and motivate them to self manage their condition
  • Motivation interviewing skills and potential barriers to acceptance in diabetes management
  • Why HCP’s need to ink mental and physical health together
  • The need for behavioural change in diabetes


Sponsored by Urgo Medical

Tuesday 29 October 2019

14:00 - 14:45

Primary, Community & Specialist Care


Principal Podiatrist for Diabetes, City Health Care Partnership CIC
GP and Media Medic
Professor and Director for the Institute of Skin Integrity and Infection Prevention, University of Huddersfield
National Clinical Director for the College of Podiatry, College of Podiatry
Founder/Editor, Desang (Surrey)