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Countdown to DPC starts

This week's newsletter is dedicated to Diabetes Professional Care (DPC2017) taking place on 15 and 16 November. 

It is a two-day, free-to-attend conference and exhibition for healthcare professionals involved in the prevention, treatment and management of diabetes.

Launched in 2015, DPC focuses on real-world, practical education. Its mission is to give visitors the skills and knowledge they need to deliver the very best care for their patients.

For all the news on DPC2017's exhibitors, conference sessions and special features, take a look at the Official DPC2017 Show Preview, click here

Professor Khunti to deliver DPC2017 keynote

Professor Kamlesh Khunti, Professor of Primary Care Diabetes and Vascular Medicine at the University of Leicester’s Diabetes Research Centre, will deliver a keynote session on ‘Evidence-based commissioning of high quality diabetes care’ at the DPC2017 conference.

As co-director of the Leicester Diabetes Centre, Professor Khunti leads a research group that is working on the early identification of, and interventions with, people who have diabetes or are at increased risk of developing diabetes. His work has influenced national and international guidelines on the screening and management of people with diabetes. To read more, click here

Live Debate

Visitors to DPC2017 will be invited to have their say on NHS funding of type 2 diabetes in the event’s Live Debate. Focusing on ‘Billions of £s and 10 per cent of the NHS budget spent on type 2 diabetes – where should we be investing our money?’, this year’s debate promises to be a lively and insightful session.

DPC2017’s expert panel will present their view from three angles – primary prevention, secondary prevention and pharmaceuticals. The panel will be chaired by Dr Mike Sadler, Clinical Non-Executive Director, University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust, and facilitated by Professor Sir Muir Gray, Director, Better Value Healthcare & Oxford University Hospitals NHS Trust.

The Live Debate will take place on Thursday, November 16, 12.05pm.

Low Carb Program: Exclusive showcase

The world's largest diabetes community for people with diabetes has announced it will be at DPC2017.

Diabetes.co.uk will be showcasing its award-winning Low Carb Program which already has 250,108 members enrolled. Most members who complete the program improve their blood glucose levels, and sustainably lose an average of 7kg at one-year.

More than 35 per cent of people with type 2 diabetes or prediabetes also reduce the number of medications they are on following completion.