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Management of type 1 and type 2 diabetes mellitus, foot problems and skin complications in diabetes, management of diabetes during Ramadan and in pregnancy are all covered in this learning plan.
The range of topics reflects the importance of diabetes management in primary care, with GPs, nurses and other healthcare professionals playing a vital role in helping patients to achieve blood glucose control and prevent complications.
Each educational activity provides a post-test so you can check what you have learned. You can undertake the whole plan, or select individual modules to match your identified learning needs. You can download CPD certificates and claim credits for all modules completed.
This article provides an overview of diabetes in pregnancy and advice regarding clinical management, taking into account the updated NICE guidance on this area published in February 2015.
Dr Richard Brice describes how to implement the NICE guidance on management of type 2 diabetes in adults in primary care. The module outlines what’s new in the guidance and what to do differently in your practice.
Dr Jean Watkins uses photos to illustrate diagnosis and management of skin conditions that are frequently seen in patients with diabetes. Conditions covered include infection, gangrene, atherosclerosis, necrobiosis lipoidica, generalised granuloma annulare and diabetic dermopathy.
Professor Roger Gadsby describes how to implement the updated NICE guidance on type 1 diabetes in adults in primary care.
Dr Tillman Jacobi presents the case of a five-year old discovered to have type 1 diabetes. Key learning points for healthcare professionals include the presentation of type 1 diabetes, genetic likelihood of developing type 1 diabetes, and diagnosis with a positive dipstick test.