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Skin complications of diabetes: pictorial guide

Skin complications of diabetes: pictorial guide



Time to Complete

0.5 hours


January 12, 2016


December 5, 2017

Programme Description

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.

Educational Objectives

After undertaking this activity, healthcare professionals should be better able to:
Recognise skin conditions affecting patients with diabetes
Undertake appropriate tests and investigations
Prescribe topical and oral treatment
Be aware of further treatment options
Provide advice to patients on footwear, hygiene, and diabetes control


Activity and test author
Dr Jean Watkins
Retired GP


This is a learning activity provided by MIMS Learning, featuring learning material and a test. Completing the test enables you to claim 0.5 learning credits (0.5 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 and may be exported to the Clarity & RCGP Appraisal Toolkit for GPs.


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