Diabetes Masterclass Series

Diabetes Masterclass Educational Series - Diabetes, older adults and frailty

ABCD, YDEF and Lilly have partnered to provide a virtual education programme for specialists working in diabetes.

The Diabetes Masterclass Educational Series has been organised and funded by Eli Lilly & Company, developed in partnership with ABCD and YDEF.

The webinar series provides regular updates on relevant topics to support those delivering diabetes services. Watch the webinar on-demand below.

Diabetes, older adults and frailty

Professor Tahseen ChowdhuryDr. Amar Puttanna

Amar Puttanna is a Diabetes and Endocrine Consultant in the West Midlands. He is particularly interested in education, having won teaching awards from the University of Birmingham and the Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh and currently sits on the MRCP Part 1 examining board. In 2018 he received an Excellence in Patient Care Award from the Royal College of Physicians for contribution to the profession.

He has been involved in writing guidelines including those on older adults with diabetes with the Joint British Diabetes Societies (JBDS) and guidelines/patient leaflets for TREND-UK on diabetes and dementia. He was previously part of the Birmingham and Solihull CCG medicines management group and has worked on local guidelines for type 2 diabetes promoting newer therapies in cardiovascular risk reduction and specifically the section on frailty.

He is part of GoggleDocs, a medical education initiative focussing on cardiorenometabolic disease and is a former member and chair of the Young Diabetologists and Endocrinologists Forum (YDEF) and one of the first Royal College of Physicians Chief Registrars.

Dr Puttanna's interests are in cardiovascular disease, diabetes management in older adults and translating research into clinical practice and is active on social media (@AmarPut). His work in cognitive impairment (DIADEM project) has won a Quality in Care award.


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