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Published on 11 June 2008

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Beating diabetes challenge meeting

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The School of Pharmacy at the University of London is holding a conference aimed at increasing the effectiveness of the treatment of diabetes by pharmacists.

The event will take place on Monday 16 June and will discuss the findings of the report Living with plenty – meeting the challenges of diabetes.

Diabetes affects approximately one in twenty people in the UK and 200 million people around the world.  The prevalence of this “silent killer” is expected to double to one in ten by 2030.

The report will claim that the UK has the capability to beat this expected doubling in the number of cases of the disease expected in the next two decades.

It will also highlight the growing role of pharmacists in undertaking health checks, providing medicines and helping support health behaviour changes.

Speakers will include Lord Tim Clement Jones, Chair the School of Pharmacy’s Council and Professor David Colin Thome from 10.30 am at the Council Chamber, Royal College of Physicians, Regent’s Park, London.

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