Diabetes: Past triumphs, current challenges, future horizons

6 November 2013
Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh, Scotland, UK

Diabetes and obesity are developing as global pandemics with major implications to healthcare systems and to the health of society. Faced with such a marked increase in disease prevalence, most physicians need a basic understanding of diabetes management and approaches to therapy.

In this conference we ask: How do we best deliver diabetes care? Can we take advantage of technological developments? How do we empower individuals to look after themselves? Do we individualise care or treat to the guideline? Why exercise and how is this best achieved in the individual or society? Do we need genetics to individualise care or are there other approaches to phenotyping? Finally, we review insulin therapy in the modern age before remembering where it all started with a lecture on the discovery of insulin from Professor Michael Bliss, University Professor Emeritus at the University of Toronto, a recipient of the Order of Canada, and an honorary Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada.

This symposium is intended for professional and paraprofessional staff with an interest in diabetes, diabetes care and service delivery.

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