Type 2 Diabetes in Children & Young People:

Practical Dietary Approaches

Kate Henson

10 November 8–9pm

Type 2 Diabetes in Children & Young People:

Practical Dietary Approaches

Kate Henson

10 November 8–9pm





Research suggests nearly 7,000 children and young people in the UK have Type 2 Diabetes. But with this rise in prevalence, are paediatric teams prepared?

Onset of type 2 diabetes historically occurs in adulthood, but with more and more children developing the condition paediatric teams have been left feeling unprepared and under resourced.

Ahead of World Diabetes Day on 14 November 2021, this webinar will explore the factors driving this rise in type 2 diabetes among young people and the positive changes health professionals can implement in their practice to ensure children, young people and their families receive the best support when a child is diagnosed with type 2 diabetes.


  • The risk factors for Type 2 Diabetes
  • The goals of treatment in Type 2 Diabetes
  • Options for Dietetic interventions
  • Importance of a family approach
  • Exercise guidelines
  • Carbohydrate prescriptions
  • Understand the importance of MDT in the treatment of Type 2 Diabetes
  • Recognise where we can have impact and link with local stakeholders

Please note, webinars are not intended to be used by non-medically qualified individuals or as a substitute for, or basis for any medical treatment.

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Melissa Mogor

Guest speaker

Kate Henson, RD
Specialist Paediatric Diabetes Dietitian, Wythenshawe Hospital, Manchester Foundation Trust

Kate Henson is a Specialist Paediatric Diabetes Dietitian who has worked in children’s diabetes since 2015 at Royal London Hospital Bart’s Health NHS Trust in East London and recently moved to Wythenshawe Hospital in Manchester. Kate has a specialist interest in Type 2 Diabetes and led on the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health (RCPCH) quality improvement project aiming to ensure all newly diagnosed Type 2 Diabetes patients achieved an HbA1c of <48mmol/mol 12 months post diagnosis.

Douglas Twenefour Diabetes UK


Douglas Twenefour RD MPHIL PG DIP
Deputy Head of Care, Diabetes UK

Douglas Twenefour is the Deputy Head of Care at Diabetes UK. As a Specialist Dietitian, his specialist interest is in developing evidence-based guidelines. Douglas co-chaired the Diabetes UK 2018 nutrition guidelines for the prevention and management of diabetes. He also currently co-chairs the joint Scientific Advisory Committee on Nutrition (SACN)/ Diabetes UK/ NHS working group reviewing the evidence to inform a national position on the use of low carbohydrate diets in people with Type 2 diabetes. He enjoys teaching and is an Associate Lecturer at the London Metropolitan University. Douglas has also worked with several international Universities and academic institutions as a lecturer, consultant, and a researcher.


Rosie Long, Digital Nutritionist ANutr MyNutriWeb



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This webinar is being run in association with Diabetes UK

Diabetes UK

About Diabetes UK
Diabetes UK is the leading UK charity for people affected by diabetes.
Their vision is a world where diabetes can do no harm. Diabetes affects more people than any other serious health condition in the UK.
They are leading the fight against the most devastating and fastest growing health crisis of our time.
It’s a fight that involves all of us – sharing knowledge and taking diabetes on together.
Diabetes UK have compiled a range of free resources and information for healthcare professionals.
They also provide training and improvement programmes to support everyone working in diabetes care.
For further details click here.

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