Technology is transforming the way we live, and medical technology is helping people achieve better health outcomes while simultaneously reducing the self-care burden. People with type 1 diabetes carry out multiple self-care activities daily to support their diabetes care, often leading to a high self-care burden. Dr Suresh Rama Chandran will talk about the technology available for people with type 1 diabetes in Singapore to reduce their self-care burden and improve outcomes. People with type 1 diabetes will share their personal experiences of using diabetes-related technology in their lives, followed by a Question and Answer session.
Dr Daphne Gardner graduated from Oxford University (UK) [BA (Physiological Sciences), BMBCh (Oxon)] and was a clinical lecturer in Plymouth (UK) before attaining specialist accreditation in Endocrinology in Singapore. Her fellowship year was spent in the Oxford Centre for Diabetes, Endocrinology and Metabolism, UK. She now serves as a Senior Consultant Endocrinologist and lead clinician for Young Adults with Diabetes, monogenic diabetes and the Intensive Insulin therapy programme including the use of technology and devices.
She is an adjunct Associate Professor with Duke-NUS Medical School and Director of Education in the SingHealth Duke-NUS Diabetes Centre. She has held 2 grants aimed at stratifying diabetes to direct personalised therapy, and currently holds a Ministry of Health (Singapore) grant in the use of intermittently viewed continuous glucose monitoring to enhance diabetes education in type 2 diabetes.
Speaker: Dr Suresh Rama Chandran (Singapore General Hospital)
Title: Technology to support your type 1 diabetes care
Dr Suresh Rama Chandran is a Consultant with the Department of Endocrinology at the Singapore General Hospital. He completed his specialist training in Diabetes and Endocrinology at Singapore General Hospital in 2016. He completed a 1-year clinical research fellowship at the King’s College Hospital, London, focusing on the holistic care of people with type 1 diabetes and the use of technology to improve outcomes for people with type 1 diabetes while reducing the burden of self-care. His research interests are in the optimal use of continuous glucose monitoring and the integration of technology into the daily lives of people with diabetes to improve their care.