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Lifestyle as medicine in diabetes management

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Lifestyle as medicine in diabetes management

10 Oct 2019
Best Practice Workshop Theatre
Diabetes

• What is Lifestyle Medicine, and why is it important?
• In many individuals type 2 diabetes can be treated and placed into clinical remission with lifestyle changes
• Simple dietary changes can have a significant impact on weight loss, glycaemic control and blood pressure
• Lifestyle changes can reduce the dependence on medications required for treatment of both metabolic syndrome and diabetes.

  • •#1change at a time
  • •Prescribing template for lifestyle changes
  • •Information sheet containing safety guidance and resources on how to implement lifestyle changes into clinical practice
Chairperson
Chirag Bakhai, Primary Care Advisor to the NHS Diabetes Programme - NHS England
Speakers
Michael Diamond, GP - University of Edinburgh Health Centre
Rob Lawson, Chair - British Society of Lifestyle Medicine