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Tiredness, thirst and feeling unwell

Tiredness, thirst and feeling unwell

Format

Patient Case Study

Time to Complete

0.5 hours

Published

March 31, 2016

Updated

June 13, 2016
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Programme Description

Dr Simon Gowda explains how a drug safety alert helped to identify the cause of a presentation of tiredness, thirst and feeling unwell in a patient with type 2 diabetes and other conditions. Learning points for GPs and nurses include signs and symptoms of diabetic ketoacidosis (DKA) and advice to give patients on SGLT2 inhibitor therapy.

Educational Objectives

After taking this activity, healthcare professionals should be better able to:
  • Consider a diagnosis of DKA in patients with diabetes
  • Understand the role of drug safety alerts in clinical practice
  • Advise patients opportunistically about the risk of DKA
  • Authors

    Activity author
    Dr Simon Gowda
    GP
    Cheshire
    UK

    Test author
    Dr Ravi Ramanathan
    GP
    London
    UK

    Instructions

    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. This activity is offered at no cost.

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