Identifying and Treating Monogenic Diabetes
This webinar will provide an update on monogenic diabetes, highlighting how to identify possible cases and the impact of a genetic diagnosis. Genes causing both maturity onset diabetes of the young (MODY) and neonatal diabetes will be discussed. Simple and inexpensive steps which can be taken to aid differential diagnosis will be described. Case studies will be used to highlight the specific characteristics associated with different types of monogenic diabetes, ensuring the appropriate tests are recommended, enabling accurate diagnosis and most appropriate treatment. Ensuing treatment changes, implications for other family members and the emotional impact of a ‘new genetic diagnosis’ and the consequence of stopping insulin injections, even after many years on this treatment, will be discussed.
Who Should Attend?
This webinar will be of interest to all healthcare professionals involved in diabetes care. No previous experience of monogenic diabetes will be required. Any healthcare professionals looking to ensure their patients have the correct diagnosis and treatment and interested in increasing their awareness of monogenic diabetes should attend.
During this presentation attendees will learn:
- How to identify individuals likely to have monogenic diabetes
- Aids to differential diagnosis (for example use of MODY probability calculator,
c-peptide and antibodies)
- Where to access more information on monogenic diabetes
Maggie Shepherd, RGN, PhD
Honorary Clinical Professor
University of Exeter Medical School
Exeter, United Kingdom
Maggie trained as an RGN at King’s College Hospital and worked as Diabetes Specialist Nurse in Greenwich prior to joining the monogenic diabetes team in Exeter in 1995. She has a PhD in Medical Science and qualifications in Medical Education, Genetic Counselling and Genomic Medicine. Also, she is the Honorary Clinical Professor at the University of Exeter Medical School, Lead Nurse for Research at the Royal Devon and Exeter NHS Foundation Trust and lead co-ordinator of the national, award winning Genetic Diabetes Nurse project.
Particular interests include increasing awareness of monogenic diabetes, ensuring correct diagnosis and treatment. Maggie has over 100 publications (30 first author) and is an Editorial Board member of the European Diabetes Nursing Journal.
Maggie delivered the Janet Kinson award lecture at DUK in 2003, is a member of the team receiving the Queens Anniversary Prize for Higher and Further Education in 2006, Hospital Doctor Academic Medicine Team of the Year 2005 and BMJ diabetes team of the year 2016.
$10.00 for ISONG Members
$15.00 for Non-Members