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This was always going to be a packed out session (even at 5pm!): how we can use c-peptide measurements to improve the diagnosis of #diabetes
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What's c-peptide? It's a molecule we make during the process of producing insulin. So it can be used to look at how much insulin you produce: people with #Type1diabetes have very very low c-peptide levels, while people with #Type2diabetes have higher levels.
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This means a c-peptide measurement can differentiate between #Type1diabetes & #Type2diabetes. But how? In the past, tests were expensive & inaccurate. The #ExeterDiabetes team changed this...
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Really looking forward to this one: precision medicine. It’s all about tailoring treatments for the individual and moving away from a one size fits all approach. #dukpc
.@markmccarthyoxf explains precision medicine could help us answers questions like:
Who is at greatest risk of #diabetes?
Who will respond best to different treatments?
Who will progress quickly or slowly?
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Looking at people’s genetic information can help us spot who is at highest risk of #Type2diabetes. There are lots of outstanding questions about these genetic risk scores, but the future potential is exciting. #dukpc
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We’re now switching gears to technology. The room is packed to the rafters as we hear from people with #diabetes who’ve made use of the tech available to build their own artificial pancreas, otherwise known as DIY looping. #dukpc
DIY looping lets your CGM talk to your insulin pump. We think there are around 300 loopers in the UK. And they’re getting great results: more time in target and less hypos. #dukpc
Message from the DIY loop community to healthcare professionals: we’re not going to stop doing it, so you need to be equipped to support us. #dukpc
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Day 2 is off with a bang! @MaggieShepher13 has been awarded the Arnold Bloom lecture for her outstanding contributions to monogenic #diabetes care. She starts by thanking @DiabetesUK for supporting her right at the start of her career. #dukpc
Monogenic diabetes are rare forms caused by a change in a single gene. Maggie realised these genetic types of #diabetes weren’t being diagnosed properly and made it her mission to change that. #dukpc
Maggie describes the absolutely life-changing impact getting the right diagnosis can have. Many of her patients were able to come off insulin and be treated with tablets instead. #dukpc
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Fair to say #Type2diabetes has grabbed the limelight this morning, but now for some exciting updates on #Type1diabetes prevention
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Polly Bingley is up first to talk TrialNet - an international network of scientists dedicated to the prevention of #Type1diabetes.
In people with rheumatoid arthritis you don’t wait until someone needs a joint replacement before you intervene. Similarly, Polly tells us we need to be moving forward the point at which we act to target the immune response that causes #Type1diabetes #dukpc
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