The fifth instalment of the national conference, Older People’s Diabetes Network (OPDN), will take place on the 27 September in London. Challenging improving the care of older people with diabetes will be addressed at the network meeting.

Professor Alan Sinclair, Director and Clinical Lead, will be speaking at the event and addressing the event theme of ‘Public health and the Older Adult with Diabetes’. The conference aims to bring together health and social care professionals working in diabetes in how the best level of care can be provided.

Professor Sinclair said: “The OPDN plays an important role in showcasing the latest innovations and successes in the field of diabetes and older people as well as tackling the greatest challenges.

“We are committed to ensuring that older people with diabetes get the level of care that they deserve and at the fifth National Conference we will be joined by friends and colleagues who share our ambition.”

The programme will include the following sessions:

  • Practical Demonstration of foot assessment for diabetes disease
  • Hypoglycaemia – how to avoid unnecessary hospital admissions
  • Primary care and the care home resident with diabetes
  • Updated national End of Life Diabetes Care Recommendations
  • Getting a grip on frailty and diabetes

Nurses, GPs, public health doctors, care home managers and healthcare assistants as well as people with an interest in the care of older people with diabetes are all invited to attend.

The network conference is hosted by RIA Diabetes & Education, an organisation dedicated to excellence in diabetes education and care. The OPDN conference will take place between 8.30am and 4.30pm at Friends House, London, NW1 2BJ.

Tickets cost £45, to book a place follow this link: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/opdn-5th-national-conference-tickets-43473125288.