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[IPk] Telemedicine presentation in Oxford, Tues. 25 Nov.

All are welcome to attend
'Telemedicine for Diabetes Self-management'
Tuesday, 25 November, 7-8 p.m. (then adjourning to a nearby bar or pub)
Lecture Room XXIII
Balliol College
Broad Street

Oliver Gibson (Lincoln College, Oxford) will give a talk on his doctoral 
work in the Oxford University Department of Engineering. Oliver has 
connected a blood glucose meter and a mobile phone so that bg test results 
can be transmitted to a remote server and then accessed on-line by 
clinicians and patients. A clinical trial is in progress under the oversight 
of the Oxford Centre for Diabetes, Endocrine and Metabolism. Two of the 
doctors and one of the nurses involved in the trial should be in attendance. 
Possibilities for the technology to help type 2s as well as type 1s (the 
present trial involves only type 1s) will be discussed too.

Oliver does not have diabetes himself. After starting his project, he got 
involved with the OUSU Diabetes Network in order to learn more about 
diabetes and how it affects people's lives. He even helped with the Diabetes 
Network stand at the Freshers' Fair in October. In short, he's lovely.

Please e-mail me off-list (email @ redacted) if you are able to attend. I 
will be happy to dispense travel advice, &etc. Perhaps a pre-presentation 
bite to eat (c. 5.30 p.m.) would be nice as well?


Type 1 10+ years; MiniMed pumper 7+ years
Co-ordinator, Oxford University Student Union Diabetes Network
Oxford area contact, INPUT

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