Treatment of Diabetes

This resource, composed of 10 clinical cases, assesses your knowledge of managing diabetes in primary care. On successful completion of this resource, you'll receive one hour of CPD.

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Resource Introduction

Diabetes is currently at epidemic proportions in the UK with approximately 5% of the population suffering the disorder. Consequently, it is a disease frequently encountered in primary care and constitutes a significant component of the GMS contract. This resource, composed of 10 assessment questions, is designed to test your knowledge on how to manage the condition, focusing on the main problem encountered in primary care such as type 2 diabetes. This resource covers the main areas of treating patients according principally to NICE guidance, including oral hypoglycaemic agents and insulin.

Aims and Objectives

On completion of this resource, you should have a better understanding of:

  • Therapeutic strategies used in the treatment of patients with diabetes
  • When insulin may be required in the treatment of patients with diabetes
  • Some of the contra-indications to the use of certain therapies in the treatment of diabetes
  • The management of patients presenting with hypoglycaemia

Reviewing Author: Krystyna Matyka

Editor: Paul Foster Ph.D.,B.Sc.