Innovative products, new technologies and ground-breaking solutions will all be displayed at this year’s Diabetes Professional Care 2016. Held on 16 & 17 November 2016 at Olympia, it offers the perfect forum to discover the latest innovation in diabetes care, prevention and management.
The free-to-attend, seven stream CPD-certified, conference and exhibition provides a platform for healthcare professionals responsible for commissioning, buying and delivering diabetes care pathways to see the entire breadth of the diabetes supply chain, and look at how it can make a difference for better patient outcomes.
Major names from across Europe will be using the show to launch their latest developments in medicine, technology, life sciences, healthy living & lifestyle and wound care. For instance, Hicom will debut its Community Module, a new innovation that will enable DSNs and GPwSis to truly take care out into the community, without breaking the security needed when taking data out of the hospital network.
Launching a ‘world first’ is Cellnovo with its mobile diabetes management system, comprised of three parts - an insulin patch pump that is small, discreet and tubeless, a wireless touchscreen handset with an integrated blood glucose meter, and an online platform that automatically syncs data to the cloud, making it available anytime, anywhere.
If it is measurement you are after head to the GlucoRx stand. It will be presenting its Nexus meter range, which utilises advanced GDH-FAD enzyme technology for fast, precise and reliable blood glucose results. The GlucoRx HCT meter and smartphone dongle have Haematocrit Correction Technology and measure blood glucose, ketones, haematocrit and haemoglobin.
A series of educational visual aids have been launched by X-Pert Healthealth, which will be presented live on the showfloor. This will include its nutrition for health plate model, its fat awareness magnetic labels, its food labeling guide and its revised patient handbook.
Ascensia Diabetes Care will be demonstrating the NEW CONTOUR® NEXT ONE blood glucose monitoring system, the next exciting development in the evolution of self-monitoring of blood glucose for people with diabetes. Ascensia Diabetes Care believe that the CONTOUR® NEXT ONE blood glucose monitoring systems can be a significant advance for people with diabetes. These systems combine the remarkable accuracy of CONTOUR® NEXT meter platforms with the easy-to-use features of the CONTOUR® Diabetes App to provide insights that help patients to better manage their condition. These systems enable people with diabetes to learn more about their condition and make the appropriate management decisions.
Launching live at the show, through interactive workshops, is the Forum for Injection Technique (FIT UK) with its UK Injection Technique Recommendations, focusing on best practice. Every visitor to the workshop will receive their own personal copy of the recommendations, plus they will have access to the many tools and resources developed by FIT UK to ensure that people with diabetes who inject, get the best possible outcome from their injected insulin or GLP-1 receptor agonist by using the correct injection technique.
Neuropad will be showcasing its patented 10-minute home and clinic based screening test, for the early detection of diabetic foot syndrome (peripheral neuropathy); a condition which can lead to serious complications such as foot ulceration and even amputation. The test is completely painless and uses sudomotor dysfunction as a proxy for autonomic neuropathy.
Free resources and support will be provided for all visitors interested in type 1 diabetes by JDRF, the type 1 diabetes charity, and the world's leading charitable funder of type 1 research. These resources cover both adults and children with type 1 and cover diagnosis, school, teens, university, pregnancy and more.
For those interested in innovation within the support network, Advanced Therapeutics will be introducing its Dario™ Smart Meter, which turns smart phones into a fully equipped diabetes management tool. This all-in-one meter design is not only attractive, but functional, and convenient, fitting discreetly into pockets or bags. This complete, cloud-based solution, gives you and your support network real-time tools and actionable information that make it easy to track and better understand your glucose levels, carbohydrate intake, calorie expenditure and insulin dosage via the carb/insulin bolus calculator.
METEDA will be showcasing an array of products, including the NeuroTester Air, its renewed system for the guided execution and automated processing of Cardiac Autonomic Neuropathy tests which comprise the Deep Breathing, the Lying to Standing and the Valsalva Manoeuvre tests.
Toby Baker, Event Director of Diabetes Professional Care, comments: “It is great to see so many major industry names getting behind the show, with more on the way. It has also been fantastic the way the show has gone from strength to strength, attracting new exhibitors across all areas of the show, and welcoming back a host of big names with new launches. I can’t wait for the doors to open, it is going to be electric.”
The Diabetes Professional Care 2016 exhibition runs alongside a two-day seven stream CPD accredited conference, which includes keynote presentations from NHS England and The Diabetes Think Tank, with more major announcements still to unveiled. The educational conference is a multi-stream programme, covering the full diabetes spectrum, from technologies, diagnostics and prevention to commissioning, pediatrics and primary & secondary care.