Event for Healthcare Professionals

Monogenic Diabetes in Pregnancy

Free, virtual lunch and learn for nursing and midwifery staff

Join the South East Genomic Medicine Service and North Thames Genomic Service Lunch and Learn session for nurses and midwives to gain an insight into how genomic testing is used across different areas of healthcare.

Professionals will share their expertise of genomic tests available for patients through different patient pathways.

Topic: Monogenic Diabetes in pregnancy

Monogenic diabetes is a rare form of diabetes caused by a mutation in a single gene and can often be misdiagnosed as type 1 diabetes. Accurate diagnosis and identification of monogenic diabetes can often lead to treatment changes that improve diabetes control and other outcomes, and there is a key role for nurses and midwives in helping patients receive the correct diagnosis.

Topics and speakers covered:

An Introduction to the National Genomic Test Directory

This session will introduce the national genomic test directory, which details all genomic tests commissioned in England, including tests for monogenic diabetes.

Kelly Williams, Lead Genomic Midwife North Thames GMSA and Joanne Hargrave, Lead Genomic Midwife, South East GMSA

Monogenic Diabetes in Pregnancy

This session will introduce monogenic diabetes and the importance of diagnosis, and discuss how to test and treat this condition for patients in the antenatal setting.

Dr Niki Margari, Diabetes and Endocrinology Consultant at University College London Hospital and Mr Nishel Shah, Consultant Obstetrician at Chelsea and Westminster Hospital

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