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April 29, 2022


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Diabetes is an increasing problem among both adults and children.

This course, Diabetes complications, looks at the way the condition is managed once it has been diagnosed in order to reduce the risk of further complications. You will look at the role of each member of the team involved in the diabetes annual review and look at the risk factors involved with certain diabetes complications.

Course learning outcomes

After studying this course, you should be able to:

  • Define and use, or recognise definitions and applications of, each of the terms printed in bold in the text
  • List the investigations that should form part of a diabetes annual review
  • Discuss the role of different diabetes team members in performing the investigations for an annual review
  • Appreciate the range of results for the various tests carried out at the annual review
  • Explain which risk factors are associated with particular diabetes complications.

Course Curriculum

  • Introduction 00:10:00
  • Learning outcomes 00:07:00
    • Having tests 00:20:00
    • Discovering the risks 00:25:00
    • The diabetes annual review 00:25:00
    • What monitoring is carried out at the annual review? 00:05:00
    • Blood glucose levels 00:20:00
    • Self-monitoring of blood glucose 00:40:00
    • Self-monitoring of urine glucose 00:20:00
    • Venous blood sampling 00:30:00
    • HbA1c levels 00:15:00
    • Monitoring ketone levels 00:20:00
    • Monitoring lipid levels 00:15:00
    • Blood pressure monitoring 01:00:00
    • Calculating body mass index 00:20:00
    • Making sense of the measurements 00:10:00
    • Final questions 00:45:00
    • Conclusion 00:15:00

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