Diagnosis of Diabetes

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This RCGP accredited resource, composed of 10 clinical cases, assesses the user’s knowledge on the diagnostic criteria developed for diabetes.

Successful completion of the resource provides 1 hour of CPD delivered by Learna Ltd.


Resource content

Diabetes is reaching epidemic proportions as a consequence of the burden of obesity. It is also a disease which primary care frequently manages and is a large component of the quality outcomes framework. However, it is not a purely homogeneous condition and is increasingly being sub-classified. This resource is designed to test your knowledge on the diagnostic criteria and the classification of diabetes and also introduces concepts of the metabolic syndrome.

Aims and objectives

On completion of this resource, you should:

  • Understand the diagnostic criteria established for diagnosing diabetes.
  • Understand and be able to implement the appropriate diagnostic tests in a patient suspected of having diabetes.
  • Understand the classification of diabetes and be able to identify patients with the specific types of diabetes.