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10 May 2012 DIABETES AT THE COALFACE
Following on from the success of last year’s event, I am delighted to announce that the Welsh Conference of the Primary Care Diabetes Society will be held again in Cardiff on 10 May this year.
Hosted by Dr Pam Brown and Dr David Millar-Jones, Welsh representatives of the PCDS, this event will provide you with continuing professional development, an opportunity to learn from some leading diabetes experts in Wales and a chance to network with your peers and discuss the key issues that affect you in day-to-day clinical practice.
Through lectures and interactive masterclasses this event will provide practical guidance to healthcare professionals on issues that impact everyday diabetes practice in Wales. Entitled “Diabetes at the Coalface – Management strategies for type 2 diabetes in Wales”, this year’s event covers topics including:
- Diagnosing diabetes and how to screen for it
- Diabetes therapies: out with the old and in with the new?
- Obesity: a Welsh perspective
New resources due to be launched before this year’s conference will also provide you with extended CPD opportunities, such as online post-event education and tools to help you put in place action plans within your practice.
This cost to attend this event this year has been reduced to £75 for PCDS members* and £95 for non-members. However, by booking before 29 February, you can take advantage of the of the early-bird price of £60 and £75 respectively.
For more information or to book on this exciting conference please click here or call the events team on: 0207 627 1510.
We hope that you will be able to join us at this important and influential event.
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Normal weight participants had elevated mortality risk compared with overweight participants. This paradoxical association was mediated in part by muscle size (Diabetes Care)
Impact of Acute and Chronic Hyperglycemia on In-Hospital Outcomes of Patients With Acute Myocardial Infarction
These results suggested that acute-HG, but not chronic-HG, was associated with adverse short-term outcomes after AMI. Paradoxically, in patients with acute-HG, chronic-HG might abate the adverse effects of acute-HG (American Journal of Cardiology)
The mean platelet volume is significantly associated with higher glycated hemoglobin in a large population of unselected outpatients
The results of our investigation, which is supposed to be the largest cohort study on unselected outpatients assessing the relationship between HbA1c and platelets number or size, indicate that elevated MPV is significantly associated with higher HbA1c levels and vice versa (Primary Care Diabetes)
EMA to allow use of non-EEA authorised comparator in clinical studies (European Medicines Agency)
The early manifestation of diabetes complications in youth-onset T2DM suggests that this group will be burdened with the tangible consequences of cardiovascular disease, nephropathy, and retinopathy in the third and fourth decades of life (Diabetes and Its Complications)