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Diabetes Prevention Conference 2019: Prevention is Better Than Cure

Diabetes Conference: Prevention is better than cure 2019

Tuesday 7 May 2019


Adelphi House, Salford Manchester, M3 6EN

For enquires please call: 08002982460

“The system desperately needs a robust and uncompromising attack on the causes of type two diabetes and resolute support for those with type one.” – Keith Vaz MP, Chairman of the All Party Parliamentary Group for Diabetes

Type 2 diabetes is a public health issue

Around 90 per cent of all people with diabetes have type 2 diabetes, which is closely linked to obesity whereby there is strong evidence to suggest it is preventable. Diabetes and related complications cost the NHS £10 billion a year, representing 10 per cent of the annual budget for England and Wales. With the number of patients expected to rise to 4.6 million by 2030, the healthcare system faces a serious challenge.

Prevention is better than cure

The World Health Organisation (WHO) states that type 2 diabetes can be prevented by 30 minutes of daily moderate exercise and a healthy diet. A key challenge is raising awareness and engaging the community to adopt a healthy and active lifestyle. If we want people to adopt healthier lifestyles, we have to make it easier for them to do so.

Learning Outcomes:

  • An update on the NHS Type 2 Diabetes Prevention Programme

  • An update on the digital stream NHS Diabetes Prevention Programme – digital stream

  • Intervention and prevention strategies

  • Incorporating digital technology into digital delivery into diabetes prevention

  • How new technologies can reduce the risk of developing Type 2 diabetes

  • Creating awareness and enabling people to change their behaviours

  • Schemes to engage the community

  • See the benefits of working in collaboration to raise awareness will help prevent the illness and encourage those with diabetes manage their condition


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