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Language matters: The impact on people living with diabetes

Upcoming WebinarLanguage matters: the impact on people living with diabetes  
5 November 2020, 5:00pm - 6:00pm

This is the final ABCD webinar in a series of four.

Recently the language used during clinical consultations between health care professionals and people with diabetes has become an important focus of attention. We know that using negative or judgemental language can have a serious impact on the experiences of clinical care and the aftermath, when individuals and their families return to their daily lives.

This talk by Professor Cathy Lloyd from The Open University will discuss the effects of negative language and recommend ways to change both verbal and non-verbal language in order to improve clinical outcomes and diabetes self-management.

During the presentation you will be able to post questions for our Q&A session after the talk.

This event is approved by the Federation of the Royal Colleges of Physicians of the United Kingdom for category 1 external CPD credit for 1 hour and a CPD certificate can be obtained after the event by completing a short evaluation.


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Professor Cathy LloydSpeaker: Professor Cathy Lloyd

Professor of Health Studies, The Open University,UK

Dr Cathy Lloyd is Professor of Health Studies at The Open University, UK. She has an international reputation for research in the psychosocial field of diabetes. Her research includes work on diabetes and mental health taking an inclusive approach to her work and promoting positive and appropriate language for clinical encounters between people with diabetes, obesity and health care professionals. She teaches health and social care to undergraduates and supervises a number of doctoral students. Professor Lloyd leads the Community Interventions Network for Diabetes and Depression (CoIN-DD), a collaborative research group for academics, researchers and clinicians in Kenya, Uganda, Ethiopia and Tanzania. She is the Project Lead for a global study in 15 countries, the International Prevalence and Treatment of Diabetes and Depression (INTERPRET-DD) Study investigating the prevalence of recognised and unrecognised depression, diabetes-related emotional distress, and the country-specific care pathways that are initiated to treat co-morbid diabetes and depression.

Dr Dinesh NagiSession Chair: Dr Dinesh Nagi

ABCD Ex-Officio Chair

Dinesh Nagi is a Consultant Physician with interests in diabetes & endocrinology at the Mid Yorkshire NHS Trust, based at Edna Coates Diabetes and Endocrine Unit Pinderfields Hospital. He was clinical lead in Diabetes & Endocrinology at the MYT between 2002 and 2011. He served as a member of The RCP Council representing Diabetes UK, Association of British Clinical Diabetologist (ABDC) and Society of Endocrinology. His other major interests are around service developments in Diabetes having lead the development and implementation of the Innovative Redesign of Diabetes service supporting primary Care. He is outgoing clinical Lead and Director of Wakefield and North Kirklees Eye screening programme for last 10 years. He has long term interest in application of exercise and sports in Type1 and Type 2 Diabetes. He was appointed to the Chair of Association of British Clinical Diabetologists (ABCD) in May 2017.