On Tuesday 24th October, we attended the Primary Care Diabetes Society Conference in Glasgow. In a significant stride towards understanding and managing the complex relationship between Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease (NAFLD) and Diabetes, healthcare professionals and experts gathered at the Primary Care Diabetes Conference. The event was organised under the theme of a “Panoramic Approach.”
NAFLD (MAFLD), a condition characterised by the accumulation of fat in the liver, often goes hand in hand with diabetes, emphasising the need for a multidisciplinary approach. Dr. Kevin Fernando, a prominent figure in the field, led the conference with a focus on the intersection of these two prevalent and interrelated health issues and presented on this silent epidemic.
The Primary Care Diabetes Conference served as a hub for healthcare practitioners, researchers, and clinicians who are dedicated to improving patient care and addressing the current healthcare challenges. The conference fostered knowledge sharing, collaboration, and an in-depth examination of the latest research findings and clinical practices.
Dr. Fernando’s presentation delved into the connections between diabetes and NAFLD and emphasised the importance of a panoramic approach. He underscored the need for a comprehensive view of the patient, examining not only their diabetes management but also the influence of lifestyle, genetics, and other factors on NAFLD progression.
The Primary Care Diabetes Conference with its panoramic approach underlined the importance of addressing the broader aspects of patient health. The research and insights have opened new doors for healthcare professionals, offering a fresh perspective on the management of these chronic conditions. The event served as a platform for collaboration, learning, and ultimately improving patient outcomes in the face of these challenging diseases. We thoroughly enjoyed attending and networking with everyone and look forward to the next event.
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