The challenge of how to improve the care of older people with diabetes will be addressed at the latest  meeting of a network dedicated to raising standards in the field.

The fifth National Conference of the Older People’s Diabetes Network (OPDN) will be held on Thursday, September 27, 2018 in London.

Professor Alan Sinclair, who is the network’s Director and Clinical Lead, will be one of a series of high-profile speakers all tackling the event’s theme of ‘Public health and the Older Adult with Diabetes’.

The aim of the network is to bring together health and social care professionals who share the aim of ensuring older people with diabetes get the highest quality of care.

Professor Sinclair said: “The OPDN plays an important role in showcasing the latest innovations and successes in the field of diabetes and older people as well as tackling the greatest challenges.

“We are committed to ensuring that older people with diabetes get the level of care that they deserve and at the fifth National Conference we will be joined by friends and colleagues who share our ambition.”

The programme will include the following sessions:

  • Practical Demonstration of foot assessment for diabetes disease
  • Hypoglycaemia – how to avoid unnecessary hospital admissions
  • Primary care and the care home resident with diabetes
  • Updated national End of Life Diabetes Care Recomemndations
  • Getting a grip on frailty and diabetes


Nurses, GPs, public health doctors, care home managers and healthcare assistants as well as people with an interest in the care of older people with diabetes are all invited to attend.

The network is hosted by RIA Diabetes & Education, an organisation dedicated to excellence in diabetes education and care.

The OPDN conference will take place between 8.30am and 4.30pm at Friends House, London, NW1 2BJ.

Tickets cost £45, to book a place, click here.

Date announcement for Older People’s Diabetes Network conference
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