On Demand Webinar: Covid-19 and Diabetes: Clinical challenges and implications

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

There have been a number of reports demonstrating adverse clinical outcomes in people known to have diabetes who are infected by SARS-Covid-2.

Many hospitals in the UK have have been inundated with acute severe presentations of diabetes.

The talk by Dipesh Patel will review some of this data, including acute presentations, proposed mechanisms and management principles.

Dr Dipesh PatelSpeaker: Dr Dipesh Patel

ABCD Chair

Dipesh Patel is consultant physician in Diabetes and Endocrinology at the Royal Free NHS Foundation trust in London. He enjoys delivering high quality clinical care in Endocrinology and Diabetes. He is committed to patient safety and supports teams in secondary and community care. Professionally, he is a trustee and current chair of the Association of British Clinical Diabetologists (ABCD). He was awarded a PhD from Imperial College for research in the area of cellular cholesterol transport in people with dysglycaemia and works as an Honorary Associate Professor at UCL. He is principal investigator in clinical trials in cardiovascular and renal domains. He enjoys being the local teaching lead for undergraduate Endocrinology at the Royal Free Campus.

Dr Umesh DashoraSession Chair: Dr Umesh Dashora

ABCD Honorary Meeting Secretary, Regional adviser, Royal College of Physicians of London and Edinburgh

Umesh Dashora is a consultant in Hastings and has trained in diabetes and endocrinology at Newcastle and Southampton among other centres.He has been a keen member of the ABCD executive team since 2013 and has actively promoted and contributed to the ABCD journal as the news editor. He has represented ABCD in JBDS-IP and contributed to a number of recent national guidelines the most recent being diabetes management during delivery in which he is the first author. This is now published. Umesh and Dinesh have developed an online module for the Royal College of Midwives which has had very good uptake.He is the first author of one of the first ABCD position statements on SGLT-2 inhibitors in type 2 diabetes and the updated position statement on SGLT-2 inhibitors in type 1 diabetes. Umesh also published on the use of U500 in UK on behalf of ABCD . He is the new meeting secretary of ABCD. He also holds the regional adviser position for the Royal colleges of Physicians of London and Edinburgh.

Discipline: 
Diabetes
Clinical taxonomy: 
COVID-19
Type 1 diabetes mellitus
Type 2 diabetes mellitus
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