Thu 16 Apr 2020

On-demand: featuring presentation and Q&A: this supportive and educational webinar is sponsored by AgaMatrix and is designed to upskill you and your colleagues around diabetes virtual consultations and blood glucose data.

A full list of all upcoming Diabetes events can also be viewed at the official Diabetes National Networking Forum website.

Virtual Consulting with Blood Glucose Data: Diabetes Service Support
1 hour CPD On-demand Free

Guide and develop your diabetes service during challenging times

This educational and supportive webinar will share important insights and first-hand experiences on:

  • Setting up home uploads of blood glucose data to enable virtual review by healthcare professionals
  • Practical approaches for assessing and advising on data during virtual consultation
  • Prioritising a safety first approach for diabetes virtual consulting

Watch this online NHS event from the comfort of your own home

Packed with engaging examples that will help and inspire you, plus benefit from:

  • One hour of presentation and speaker Q&A
  • Featuring an engaging video you can access in your own time
  • Free to all NHS and public sector professionals
  • Immediately accessible on the 'watch now' tab
1 hour video | Filmed on Thursday 16th April 2020
Leader's introduction
Virtual Consulting with Blood Glucose Data: Diabetes Service Support during COVID-19
  • Assessing glucose data remotely: diabetes virtual consulting during COVID-19
  • Implement an effective system to enable virtual reviews by and remote uploads of blood glucose data
  • Create practical solutions for the assessment of data and sharing of advice during the virtual consultation
  • Ensuring safety comes first in delivering your diabetes virtual consultation
Iain Cranston, Consultant Physician (Diabetes & Endocrinology) at Portsmouth Hospitals NHS Trust
Questions and answers with Iain Cranston
Iain answers the questions and comments that came into the chat box during the presentation, responding to the thoughts and feelings of the NHS Diabetes professionals who attended this webinar live.

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First-hand speaker experience

Job Title:
Consultant Physician (Diabetes & Endocrinology)
Portsmouth Hospitals NHS Trust

Dr. Iain Cranston is a diabetes physician based in Portsmouth, UK. He has specialty responsibility for the delivery of technology‐driven services (CSII / CGM etc.) to approximately 1% of the UK population. Alongside this, he is the lead diabetes clinician for the Wessex renal and transplant centre, managing individuals with specific and high glycaemic risks.

He has a background in clinical research, obtained during his time at Guy’s and King’s College and St Thomas’ Hospitals, into impaired awareness of hypoglycaemia in insulin‐treated diabetes and the cerebral and endocrine mechanisms underlying the syndrome. For the last 20 years, Dr Cranston has been in practice with the goal of translating the lessons learnt from research into routine clinical care consultations. This has resulted in a focus on effective glucose monitoring strategies to underpin clinical decision‐making and the development of data analytical processes to guide clinical consultations towards more effective therapeutic interventions in both type 1 and type 2 diabetes. He has published widely on this topic area (over 60 Peer‐reviewed publications) and has been an invited speaker at Diabetes UK, EASD and many National meetings around the world.

For the last 4 years, Dr Cranston has been a co‐director in a collaborative educational project with Professor Roger Mazze (International Diabetes Center [IDC] Minnesota), at the AGP Clinical Academy, which has the central goal of educating healthcare professionals in the effective clinical interpretation of the ambulatory glucose profile derived from continuous glucose monitoring technologies

Supporting NHS professionals during Covid-19

SBK Healthcare has produced many useful webinars to help and support diabetes healthcare professionals. These webinars can be viewed as videos free and on-demand, and include:

  • Supporting Weight Management in Isolation
  • Adapting your Diabetes Pregnancy Service during Covid-19 Webinar
  • Developing Useful Skills for Virtual Diabetes Consultations Webinar
  • Support your Adult Patients with the Artificial Pancreas System Webinar
  • Useful Communication Tools to Enhance Diabetes Patient Engagement
  • Enhancing your Telephone Diabetes Consultations Webinar
  • Fatty Lumps Guidance for Diabetes Professionals Webinar
  • Flash Glucose Monitoring Patient Experience Webinar
  • Guide to Technology for Safe Diabetes Delivery Webinar
  • Improve your Remote Working for Diabetes HCPs Webinar
  • Utilise Time in Range through LibreView Virtually Webinar

There are also upcoming webinars and online forums featured on the SBK Healthcare homepage.