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Conference report: Diabetes UK Professional Conference 2021

The latest Diabetes UK Professional Conference took place between the 19th and 30th April 2021. The online event saw named lecturers and professional interest groups present on a range of topics in order to update and educate healthcare professionals, researchers and scientists in the field of diabetes.

Type 2 diabetes in the older, frailer patient In a symposium sponsored by Boehringer Ingelheim, Dr Sarah Jarvis and Dr Amrit Lamba discussed the challenges, consequences and management of type 2 diabetes in the older patient. Although type 2 diabetes is beginning to increasingly affect people of a younger age, there is no question that type 2 diabetes is more common in older adults. Dr Jarvis explains that older and frailer patients are at a higher risk of getting diabetes and suffering from complications of the condition. There are various challenges facing the ageing population with type 2 diabetes, including:


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