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Offline Dr DeEath

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Diabetes UK - Professional Conference 2018
« on: 08 March 2018, 01:21:18 PM »
I am not on my usual PC at work so did a 'google' to find this website. One of the search results was for the above conference which is at London ExCel from 14th to 16 March. I was wondering if anybody is going from here?

I did notice there is a conference dinner and wonder if there will be any low carb, low fat options as I went to another charity dinner many years ago and it was mainly "heart attack on a plate"!!!
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Re: Diabetes UK - Professional Conference 2018
« Reply #1 on: 08 March 2018, 03:44:12 PM »
"Admin" received an invitation, but it's too far for me, so I passed it to Mike as co-Admin as he lives a lot nearer.  Not sure if he's going or not.
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Re: Diabetes UK - Professional Conference 2018
« Reply #2 on: 10 March 2018, 05:05:12 PM »
I've been getting ads for it from Google based things.
DX Type I 1994.    Novorapid Animas Vibe pump
HbA1c 3/10 10.2%, 7/10 8.1%, 12/10 7.5%.
2/11 7.8%, 8/11 8.6% 9/11 8.3%.
3/12 62 (7.8%). 10/12 67 (8.3%)
4/13 63 (7.9%) 6/13 59 (7.5%)
1/14 71 (8.6%) 7/14 59 (7.5%) 11/14 (6.7%)
3/15 56 (7.3%) 12/15 49 (6.6%)
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Re: Diabetes UK - Professional Conference 2018
« Reply #3 on: 10 March 2018, 09:03:01 PM »
Didn't even hear of it; we live near ExCel. Shame it's not on at a weekend.
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Re: Diabetes UK - Professional Conference 2018
« Reply #4 on: 11 March 2018, 12:12:19 AM »
Well you most likely had to check the DUK website to hear all about it and how to apply.  The detils were circulated months ago.

Having applied there was no guarantee you'd get a place. 

 I know some people on the DUK forum have got a place and have just received the details of the speakers and subjects that they need to choose between - usually at their events there will be several workshops/talks throughout the day, and you might want to attend all 3 at 2pm or something, so you have to state 1st 2nd and 3rd choice and hope you get the ones you really wanted.
Jenny

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HbA1c - 7/07 8.7, 1/08 7.8, 9/08 8.4, 3/09 7.3, 7/09 7.2, 12/09 7.3, 11/10 8.1, 2/11 8.6, 9/11 6.5 2/12 6.4  5/12 50/6.7  11/12 52/6.9  01/13 46/6.4  06/16 46/6.4  12/16 45/6.4

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Re: Diabetes UK - Professional Conference 2018
« Reply #5 on: 13 March 2018, 01:18:46 PM »
I'm not going to the 'Insider' day unfortunately. I would have loved to go, but I was invited to attend on the Wednesday when the ABCD Type 1 Diabetes Clinical Collaborative are presenting and I am one of the patient reps so get an invite as a 'speaker' (not that I an expected to contribute much more than off the cuff comments as far as I'm aware!

I hope the take-up for the Insider day is really good and DUK are encouraged to do more about patient involvement in the main conference.
Mike

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Re: Diabetes UK - Professional Conference 2018
« Reply #6 on: 13 March 2018, 06:31:55 PM »
I'm not going to the 'Insider' day unfortunately. I would have loved to go, but I was invited to attend on the Wednesday when the ABCD Type 1 Diabetes Clinical Collaborative are presenting and I am one of the patient reps so get an invite as a 'speaker' (not that I an expected to contribute much more than off the cuff comments as far as I'm aware!


You've lost me entirely on the "Insider day" and the ABCD thing!
Patti


Type 1.  Mis-diagnosed T2 May 2003, finally had CPeptide test 15/7/11 and proper diagnosis 1/9/11.  Now pumping Apidra with Roche Spirit Combo pump. Hba1c 6.1 Sept 2017.  45 (6.3) April 2018.


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Re: Diabetes UK - Professional Conference 2018
« Reply #7 on: 13 March 2018, 10:24:48 PM »
It's the 'conglomerate' of diabetologists Patti and all the ideas they as a practicing body promulgate/disseminate or whatever the word is.  It stands for the Association of British Clinical Diabetologists.

There wasn't such a thing until about 10 years ago and a local consultant (who I've met and talked to, even talked WITH on some occasions, but whose name totally escapes me!) (Indian heritage, maybe Sikh? - does his name start with a V?) - from the Geo Eliot, not Coventry hospital, was very involved in getting it going, a while ago, the early noughties was it originally?  So - they now had a forum to communicate together and 'do stuff' and Mike was involved in one such thing - maybe the roll-out of it?  I can't recall now whether you actually told us Mike!  Confidentiality?

But whatever it seems to be going to be officially presented at the Prof Conference - so one would hope any changes they have decided on are good ones and we'll all benefit asap!
Jenny

T1 DX 1972, pumping Novorapid 24/05/11

HbA1c - 7/07 8.7, 1/08 7.8, 9/08 8.4, 3/09 7.3, 7/09 7.2, 12/09 7.3, 11/10 8.1, 2/11 8.6, 9/11 6.5 2/12 6.4  5/12 50/6.7  11/12 52/6.9  01/13 46/6.4  06/16 46/6.4  12/16 45/6.4

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Re: Diabetes UK - Professional Conference 2018
« Reply #8 on: 16 March 2018, 09:47:27 AM »
It's the 'conglomerate' of diabetologists Patti and all the ideas they as a practicing body promulgate/disseminate or whatever the word is.  It stands for the Association of British Clinical Diabetologists.

But whatever it seems to be going to be officially presented at the Prof Conference - so one would hope any changes they have decided on are good ones and we'll all benefit asap!

Quite right Sedge - though I confess I don't know anything about the early beginnings you describe.

It's a gathering of clinicians who work in T1 diabetes and seeks to improve care across the board. The Clinical Collaborative is open to any HCP with an interest in T1 and is trying to share best practice and breaking information (eg access to Libre, and DVLA changes) but there are 'work streams' set up across all areas of T1 care including end of life/frailty and inpatient care - anything you could think of... and the collaborative is trying to improve treatment and outcomes by sharing and promoting good information.

There are 3 PWD reps on the steering group along with some very respected and influential names in the world of T1 care, research and practice.

Mike

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Pumping NovoRapid in a MiniMed 640G
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Re: Diabetes UK - Professional Conference 2018
« Reply #9 on: 16 March 2018, 09:51:41 AM »
The 'Insider' day is DUKs attempt this year to widen access to conference content for non-professionals.

Due to (frankly bonkers) rules about pharma not being able to advertise prescription-only medicines directly to patients the Professional Conference is not open to non-HCPs to attend. Some have been admitted in the past as speakers or DUK volunteers, but generally it's HCP-only.

This year DUK have extended the conference by a day which is open to any PWD who wants to register and attend, they will be distilling the 3 days of the conference into a day for us lot.

I'm not able to go up again, but it looks to be a good thing, and I hope it goes really well.
Mike

Type 1 since: 1991 Last HBA1c: 45 (6.3%)  Total Chol 5.0 (1.9HDL / 2.8LDL / Trigs 0.7)
Pumping NovoRapid in a MiniMed 640G
Blogging at: www.everydayupsanddowns.co.uk

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Re: Diabetes UK - Professional Conference 2018
« Reply #10 on: 16 March 2018, 12:27:41 PM »
Thanks for filling in the gaps LOL

(Incidentally I remembered the doctor's name I was trying to remember - the V is indeed the first letter - of his first name though!  LOL)
Jenny

T1 DX 1972, pumping Novorapid 24/05/11

HbA1c - 7/07 8.7, 1/08 7.8, 9/08 8.4, 3/09 7.3, 7/09 7.2, 12/09 7.3, 11/10 8.1, 2/11 8.6, 9/11 6.5 2/12 6.4  5/12 50/6.7  11/12 52/6.9  01/13 46/6.4  06/16 46/6.4  12/16 45/6.4

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Re: Diabetes UK - Professional Conference 2018
« Reply #11 on: 17 March 2018, 09:54:30 AM »
Thanks for all the information and explanations Sedge and Mike.
Patti


Type 1.  Mis-diagnosed T2 May 2003, finally had CPeptide test 15/7/11 and proper diagnosis 1/9/11.  Now pumping Apidra with Roche Spirit Combo pump. Hba1c 6.1 Sept 2017.  45 (6.3) April 2018.


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