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National Diabetes Week 2017

Guest speakers

Dr Ian Tucker, Urogynaecologist

Dr Tucker discussed diabetes and continence, specifically relating to women and women’s health. However, Dr Tucker did state that a lot of the common issues of incontinence found in women, may actually appear more frequently in men as well and encouraged men to seek advice from health professionals about these issues.

Dr Chris Rayner, Gastroenterologist

Dr Chris Rayner, a Gastroenterologist from the University of Adelaide, spoke about the latest research into whether activating “bitter taste receptors” in the gut might help control appetite and improve blood glucose responses at a subsequent meal.

Dr Kim Pese, Urologist

Dr Kim Pese presented valuable information about diabetes and sexual health for men, including erectile dysfunction and continence. Dr Pese discussed options for men who do have these issues and what treatment can occur to help.

Dr Siobhan Banks, Sleep Scientist

Dr Banks discussed sleep apnoea, restless legs syndrome and how diabetes can affect your sleep and how your sleep can affect your diabetes management.


Saturday 8 July 2017




Adelaide Convention Centre, City Rooms 1 & 2, North Terrace, Adelaide

The National Diabetes Services Scheme is an initiative of the Australian Government administered by Diabetes Australia.

The NDSS agent in South Australia is Diabetes SA. 

Find out more about the NDSS at ndss.com.au or call the NDSS Helpline on 1800 637 700