Diabetes Professional Care 2017 brought record numbers of delegates to London’s Olympia conference venue, with over 3,000 healthcare professionals involved in the prevention, treatment and management of diabetes attending to learn about the latest developments in this area of care.

This November’s event looks certain to be an even bigger hit, and Changing Health is for the first time to become an event sponsor as well as an exhibitor. The sponsorship is another major milestone for Changing Health in what will be the company’s most eventful 12 months to date.

Changing Health will be presenting new data to inspire healthcare providers and commissioners, showing how personalised support for behaviour change can be highly effective in diabetes prevention and management, helping patients lose weight, lower their HbA1c and significantly reduce complications. The data supports the need for a new, highly personalised approach to diabetes care outlined in the company’s first White Paper, published in May.

Now in its fourth year, DPC quickly became a key diary entry for those looking to find new perspectives on diabetes care, according to Event Director Toby Baker. “We were acutely aware at the time that there wasn’t an accessible forum which provided free, high-quality, relevant information education to all those who come into contact with people with diabetes and related conditions, not just the specialists.

“We wanted to bring together all these people under one roof to share knowledge and best-practice whilst also easing the strain on a cash strapped NHS who cannot afford to fund expensive passes to events base. Our 2017 event was our biggest and best yet and we were delighted to welcome over 3200 visitors across the two days.”

A diverse range of delegates are expected to attend, including diabetes specialist consultants and diabetologists, hospital doctors, consultants, GPs, diabetes specialist nurses, diabetes CCG leads and commissioners. For those interested in lifestyle change interventions for people with diabetes, DPC2018 will feature a Prevention & Obesity in Practice track, one of eight in total, with highlights including:

  • The NHS Diabetes Prevention Programme: progress and implementation. Matt Fagg, Programme Director, NHS Diabetes Programme
  • Why “eating less and moving more” may not lead to sustainable weight loss – the science unravelled. Dr Trudi Deakin, Chief Executive & Consultant Research Dietician, X-PERT Health
  • Childhood obesity and T2 diabetes – spotting it early and tools for combatting it. Charlotte Hawitson, Children’s Dietician, Multispeciality Outpatients Department
  • Childhood Obesity & Transition to Adult Services
  • Treating Obesity in the UK – Drug, Surgical, Diet & Lifestyle Management
  • How behavioural science can transform clinical outcomes for diabetes – Changing Health

Diabetes Professional Care 2018 will held on 14-15 November at Olympia, London and is, as ever, free to attend for all diabetes healthcare professionals. To register your interest, visit https://www.diabetesprofessionalcare.com/

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