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Knowledge exchange event: Improving self-management of type 2 diabetes for people with severe mental illness


Staff, Students, Alumni, Academics

You are invited to a special event hosted by the School of Health Sciences at City, University of London to exchange and explore ideas around improving self-management and outcomes for people with severe mental illness and type-2 diabetes mellitus. This event is free to attend.

About the event

People with severe mental illnesses (SMI) such as schizophrenia and bipolar disorder experience health inequalities, among which is a twofold increased risk of type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) compared with the general population. Prevalence of diabetes in people with SMI is approximately 12%. Acute diabetes complications and mortality are greater in people who also have SMI, whilst the health-related quality of life of people with SMI is poorer in those who also have diabetes.

Over the last 3 years, a team of health researchers led by Professor Alan Simpson at the School of Health Sciences, City, University of London, have worked alongside clinicians and service users on several research studies*, investigating the barriers and facilitators to improving self-management in people with severe mental Illness (SMI) and type-2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM).

We will be hosting a special Knowledge Exchange Event to present the results of our work to date and to discuss the implications for practice and future research with a range of service managers, clinicians, service users, carers and educationalists. We hope you and/or colleagues will attend.

We intend that the event will be informative and thought-provoking for service providers and service users whilst providing an opportunity for participants to contribute their views and ideas to the future development of our research in this important area.

To register for this event please email Verity Sullivan.

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When & where

10.30am - 3.30pmWednesday 12th July 2017

ELG03 Drysdale Building City, University of London Northampton Square London EC1V 0HB United Kingdom