Panel: multi-morbidity care in diabetes

Multimorbidity in diabetes care is defined as the presence of two or more other co-existing chronic medical conditions and these may increase the risk of adverse drug reactions due to additional medication, functional impairment, increased emergency admissions, increased healthcare costs, and decreased quality of life. The presence of cardiometabolic multimorbidity is increasing globally. This increases the complexity of diabetes management and poses significant challenges to the clinician involved in direct diabetes care.

In this session, a leading group of diabetes experts will update on the epidemiology of multimorbidities, how multimorbidity influences clinical decision-making in the areas of three important and common co-morbidities cardio-metabolic disease, frailty and dementia, and how we should approach developing a practical method of management of these conditions in a setting of diabetes.

Learning points

  • To understand the increasing burden of type 2 diabetes and the need for primary care focused models of care.
  • To understand to quality of delivery of primary models of diabetes care
  • To understand some of the challenges in primary care diabetes care and research.

Tuesday 29 October 2019

12:50 - 13:30

Primary, Community & Specialist Care

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MSc, MD, FRCP, Director, Foundation for Diabetes Research in Older People (FDROP), Diabetes Frail Ltd
GP Partner, UG Tutor, Primary Care Research Fellow, Hockley Farm Medical Practice, University of Leicester, Leicester Diabetes Centre
Kamlesh Khunti
Professor of Primary Care, Diabetes & Vascular Medicine, NIHR Senior Investigator, Leicester Diabetes Centre, Leicester University