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MIMS Clinical Update 2014 - Diabetes diagnosis

MIMS Clinical Update 2014 - Diabetes diagnosis


MIMS Clinical Update

Time to Complete

1.5 hours


November 3, 2014


August 31, 2016

Programme Description

Dr Katharine Owen outlines tips and pitfalls in diagnosis of common and less common types of diabetes mellitus. This module consists of presentation slides and audio from a presentation at the Mims Clinical Update conference.

Educational Objectives

After taking this activity, healthcare professionals should be better able to:
  • Know how to use HbA1c as a diagnostic tool
  • Demonstrate awareness of autoimmune DM in younger adults
  • Be aware of the characteristics of maturity onset diabetes of the young
  • Appreciate the role of C-peptide testing in diabetes
  • Refer patients appropriately to secondary care

    Dr Katharine Owen
    Senior clinical researcher and consultant physician
    Oxford Centre for Diabetes, Endocrinology and Metabolism
    United Kingdom


    Dr Ravi Ramanathan
    General Practitioner
    United Kingdom


    This is a learning activity provided by MIMS Learning, featuring learning material and a test. Completing the test enables you to claim 1.5 learning credits (1.5 hours 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