This CPD module is centred on looking at each person with diabetes and emphasising the aspects of management within the triangle of diabetes care that will have a high impact on their long-term health and wellbeing.
After completing this activity, healthcare professionals should be able to:
Understand that diabetes of recent onset and diabetes of long-standing duration may benefit from different management approaches.
Distinguish between patterns of glycaemic variability that are due to variation between different days and those that are due to variation within a single day.
Differentiate the benefits of targeting variations in fasting blood glucose levels compared to targeting post-prandial blood glucose variation.
Understand what glycaemic variability indicates as regards managing the behaviour of a person with diabetes versus managing diabetes therapy.
Review the evidence that oscillating from low to high blood glucose can activate thrombotic events through the processes of oxidative stress, and link this to the aetiology of coronary heart disease and stroke.
Initiated, funded and reviewed by Abbott. Date of preparation July 2015; ADCMDP150013e(1)
Dr Iain Cranston, Consultant Physician in Diabetes and Endocrinology, Portsmouth Hospitals NHS Trust
Dr Rob Brines, Medical Director, Bite Medical Consulting
This is an industry-supported learning activity provided by MIMS Learning, featuring learning material and a test. Completing the test enables you to claim 1.0 learning credit (1 hour learning). This credit award is recommended by MIMS Learning based on completing the activity and reflecting on what you have learned. If you spend less time on the activity we recommend claiming fewer credits.
Please proceed with the activity until you have successfully answered all the test questions and completed your evaluation. You will then receive your MIMS Learning CPD certificate, which will be added to your CPD organiser for access at any time. This activity is offered at no cost.
Hardware and Software Requirements
A computer with an internet connection
Internet Browser: Internet Explorer 7.x or higher, Firefox 4.x or higher, Safari 2.x or higher, or any other W3C standards compliant browser
Additional Software: Adobe Flash Player and/or an HTML 5 capable browser maybe required for video or audio playback. PowerPoint or Adobe Acrobat Reader may occasionally be required