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Nurses discuss diabetes, oral health & general health relationship

August 15, 2023 @ 8:30 am - 9:10 am

Part of the new series on Diabetes and Oral Health:

Nurses discuss diabetes, oral health and general health relationship

Jill Iliffe from the Commonwealth Nurses and Midwifery Federation joins Diabetes Nurse Specialist Judy Downey to discuss and highlight the links between diabetes, oral health and general health.

This 40-minute live webinar will be recorded and made available on demand.

Nurses and midwives are in a unique position to raise awareness about the importance of oral health and provide oral health education to individuals, families and communities. Implementing preventive measures early will alleviate individual pain, discomfort and disfigurement and reduce the economic burden of oral diseases on individuals and the health system.

A collaboration between C3 Collaborating for Health, the Commonwealth of Nurses and Midwifery Federation and Learn With Nurses.

Funded by Burdett Trust for Nursing.

Judy Downey

Judy Downey

Diabetes Nurse Specialist

Judy is a Diabetes Specialist Nurse with over 20 years experience in all aspects of diabetes management, working across primary and secondary care.

She commenced her current role as an independent Diabetes Nurse Consultant in 2016, delivering educational services across North West London. An essential part of this service is follow up and mentorship in the clinical setting. Judy is an Associate Lecturer at Bucks New University, she also volunteers for Learn With Nurses to provide bitesize webinars on diabetes. 

Judy has developed a passion for prevention and management of type 2 diabetes by lifestyle measures. She has developed and run low carbohydrate, healthy fat patient education groups – some of the participants have put their diabetes into remission, after attending the group.

Judy believes strongly that the updating and upskilling of nurses, HCA’s and other health care professionals is crucial to improve patient care and outcomes. To this end she has been commissioned by CCGs and by pharmaceutical companies to create and facilitate diabetes study sessions for health care professionals. 

Utilising modern digital technology, she is able to present on any required topic in the field of diabetes and is currently presenting webinars for Learn With Nurses. 

Judy has authored several publications in the last 2 years in the nursing press. Judy served on the committee of the Primary Care Diabetes Society for 4 years from 2007.



Executive Secretary, Commonwealth Nurses and Midwifery Federation

Registered nurse and registered midwife from Australia. Extensive clinical career in remote areas, community health, and women’s health. Involved in establishing nurse practitioner role in Australia. Extensive involvement in legislation, regulation and policy review and development related to nursing, midwifery and health at state and national level in Australia. National Secretary of Australian Nursing and Midwifery Federation for nine years. Executive Secretary of Commonwealth Nurses and Midwives Federation past 12 years. Worked with nursing and midwifery leaders in countries to review legislation; develop standards of education and practice; continuing professional development frameworks, and scopes of practice. Worked with three countries to write new mental health legislation. Strong focus on achieving practical and sustainable outcomes. 


This webinar is part of the LWN Diabetes and Oral Health series funded by Burdett Trust for Nurses and provided FREE to increase accessibility to all

This webinar will be delivered via MedAll Live, you will need to be verified to participate in the chat and for future access to your certificates and any reflective notes you make in your profile.

Verification is available to healthcare professionals globally, you can find out how by clicking here

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August 15, 2023
8:30 am - 9:10 am
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