This hybrid short course is aimed at the entire healthcare team who have contact with those living with diabetes. The course will provide an overview and understanding of the importance of collaborative working between oral healthcare providers and the broader healthcare team to ensure optimal outcomes for patients with periodontitis and type 2 diabetes.
The course will also consider the role of the healthcare team in caring for patients with diabetes and practical advice with regards to their oral wellbeing.
Periodontitis is a chronic, non-communicable disease that affects around half the world’s adult population, with its severe form affecting approximately 11% of adults. It can have a significant psycho-social impact on patients as well as functional and nutritional consequences, limiting patients' ability to eat, smile and speak. There is a 3 fold increased prevalence of periodontitis in people living with diabetes. Therefore, it is important that community and primary care health providers know what periodontitis is, the signs, symptoms and simple advice they can offer to support those newly diagnosed with diabetes or those people living with diabetes who are unaware of the oral health connection.
The growing burden of type 2 diabetes is well documented. The World Health Organisation reported that globally more than 422 million people had diabetes in 2014. In 2019, diabetes was the ninth leading cause of death with an estimated 1.5 million deaths directly caused by diabetes. Further to the associated mortality and morbidity are the significant economic costs associated with the type 2 diabetes.
There is now strong evidence for a bi-directional relationship between the two conditions offering the potential for a coordinated management approach that improves patient outcomes. This short course explores the evidence and potential management strategies to help in the treatment of people living with diabetes. The course will provide access to key resources to underpin the course content and provide practical tips and resources that can be shared with patients concerned about their oral health. The course is primarily aimed at healthcare professionals who may have contact with patients living with either periodontitis or diabetes.
The course will be delivered by Miss Zehra Yonel, Professor Michael Milward, Professor Iain Chapple from the School of Dentistry, Dr Amar Puttanna and Dr Rajeev Raghavan - Diabetes Consultants within the West-Midlands and Dominika Antoniszczak, a dentist and person living with Type 1 Diabetes.
Dates of the course:
8th November - 15th December 2023 with the live webinar session date TBC. Booking is available from the 1st June 2023.
- Module 1: What is Periodontitis
- Module 2: Diabetes (type 2)
- Module 3: Periodontitis & Type 2 Diabetes
- Module 4: The Role of The Healthcare Team in Identification, Prevention & Management of Diabetes & Oral Healthcare advice for Patients with Diabetes
- Module 5: Practical Tips & Resources and Answers to Frequently Asked Questions
How to apply:
Registration is open, you can register for the course using a credit/debit card at the University online shop. The courses have minimum required attendance levels, and the University reserves the right to cancel or postpone the course if the minimum required number of delegates has not been achieved for the course.
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