Lifestyle Interventions in Prevention and Treatment of Type 2 Diabetes

This resource, composed of a 20-25 minute talk by Prof Steve Davies (Consultant Endocrinologist), covers lifestyle interventions in the prevention and treatment of type 2 diabetes. You'll be presented with 5 MCQs that will assess your knowledge of the topic. On successful completion of this resource, you'll receive one hour of CPD.


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Resource Content

Diabetes is a big problem. In the UK alone, 3.5 million people are diagnosed with diabetes and it is predicted that over 500,000 people have yet to be diagnosed with the condition.

Since over 90% of those with diabetes are either overweight or obese, it is clear that the two are linked. Diabetes is not just a metabolic disorder of glycemic control, but translates into increased cardiovascular risk. Therefore, diabetes has become a global epidemic that incurs huge costs to the healthcare sector and premature mortality.

This resource explores the potential of lifestyle interventions in the prevention and treatment of type 2 diabetes. Naively, some assume that once a patient is diagnosed with type 2 diabetes, there is no reversing this. However, some individuals can experience remission of their type 2 diabetes, either reverting to impaired glucose tolerance (IGT) or normal glycemia.

You will be presented with 5 clinical cases in the form of multiple choice questions, which will focus on landmark publications in the prevention and treatment of type 2 diabetes.

Aims and Objectives

On completion of this resource, you should have an improved understanding of:

  • What evidence exists to support lifestyle interventions in diabetes
  • What lifestyle interventions prove successful in weight loss and preventing diabetes
  • Impact of lifestyle interventions on remission of diabetes