Improving Outcomes in Diabetes: Focus on SGLT2 Inhibitors. A Medical Experts Discussion

Published: 01 April 2021

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Overview

This programme has been created with a view to educate primary care healthcare professionals in the UK to understand when, and for whom, they should prescribe SGLT2 inhibitors and to understand the latest advancements in this drug class.

 

Boehringer Ingelheim Ltd has supported this event as a Medical Education Grant and has had no other involvement in the organisation or the delivery of this programme.

Key Learning Objectives

  • Describe how and when to prescribe SGLT2 inhibitors
  • Identify patients who are suitable for SGLT2 inhibitors
  • Provide appropriate patient education and advice when initiating SGLT2 inhibitors
  • Recall the patient populations in whom SGLT2 inhibitors have proven efficacy and safety

Faculty

  • Dr Jas Gill - GP with Special Interest in Cardiology
  • Dr Andrew Frankel - Consultant Nephrologist
  • Dr Derek Connolly - Consultant Interventional Cardiologist
  • Su Down - Nurse Consultant in Diabetes

More from this programme

Part 1

Welcome and Introductions

Part 2

SGLT2 inhibitors: Initiation in Diabetic Kidney Disease

Part 3

SGLT2 Inhibitors in Heart Failure

Part 4

Practical aspects of initiating in Diabetes

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Part 5

Practical Prescribing

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Faculty Biographies

Su Down

Su Down

Nurse Consultant Diabetes

Su Down is a Nurse Consultant in Diabetes and is the Clinical Lead for the Intermediate Diabetes community service in Somerset.  Her Diabetes nursing career started in 1989, when she set up the diabetes specialist nursing service in Yeovil District Hospital.  Su took up the role of Nurse Consultant in 2005 and played a key part in redesigning the diabetes service across the whole of Somerset.  She continues to work tirelessly to evolve and improve this service to cope with the growing demands of the health care economy.

 

Nationally she is the Editor in Chief of the Journal of Diabetes Nursing and joint Vice Chair of the PCDS (Primary Care Diabetes Society). Former national roles have included being a TREND associate, board member of FIT (Forum for Injection Technique) and committee member of the Health Care Professionals Council of Diabetes UK.

 

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