Wednesday 27 October 2021 at 7pm BST
Plant-based diets for treating type 2 diabetes and its complications
with Dr Sundhya Raman, Lifestyle Medicine Physician and co-founder of My Wellness Doctor
Hosted by Rohini Bajekal, Nutritionist & Board Member of Plant-Based Health Professionals UK
(CPD Accredited with 1 CPD Hour from the British Society of Lifestyle Medicine and CME accredited for the LM MOC)
Our current model of diabetes management acts too far downstream in the pathophysiology of diabetes. As a consequence it lacks sufficient efficacy in preventing diabetic complications. On the other hand, tackling the upstream drivers and mediators of diabetes allows us to demand less dramatic behaviour shifts in our patients, whilst simultaneously delivering dramatically improved diabetes outcomes.
What will I learn from this this webinar?
- Recognise the limitations of pharmacological management of type 2 diabetes using the evidence base to inform management and reduce patient risk
- Summarise the role of chronic inflammation, epigenetics and the microbiome in the etiology and management of type 2 diabetes
- Learn how to prioritise lifestyle interventions for type 2 diabetics
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About the speaker
Dr Sundhya Raman is the co-founder and director of My Wellness Doctor – a Lifestyle Medicine Health consultancy. She has a degree in Pharmacology & Physiology, a Medical degree from Guys, King’s and St Thomas’s, London, a PhD in Genetics & Epigenetics from Oxford University and is a qualified Lifestyle Medicine physician with the International Board of Lifestyle Medicine/British Society of Lifestyle Medicine (IBLM/BSLM).
Dr Raman qualified as a medical doctor in 2007. Since then she has worked in a broad range of clinical specialties including acute and general medicine, cardiology, general surgery, endocrinology, gastroenterology, respiratory medicine and infectious diseases. Prior to working as a doctor Dr Raman completed her PhD (D.Phil) at Oxford University researching genetic and epigenetic factors in inherited cognitive conditions. She has worked with well known scientists in labs around the world including Cancer Genetics at Yale University (USA), Chemotherapy Drug design at Sydney University (Australia), and Alzheimers’ cellular physiology at the Wolfson Centre in London
She has always considered suboptimal lifestyle factors to be the underlying driver to most chronic illness and unnecessary suffering. She has therefore taken a keen interest in the evolving evidence base for lifestyle medicine throughout her working life, and has regularly seen first hand the extraordinary benefits that can be attained through implementation of a holistic lifestyle approach.
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This webinar lasts one hour including a Live Q&A.