Type 1 diabetes: the essentials

Welcome to this course, worth 1 CME credit, in which we’ll cover everything you need to know for the everyday diagnosis and management of type 1 diabetes.

5 Modules

Introduction

This section covers the definition, epidemiology and impact of type 1 diabetes.

Diagnosing type 1 diabetes

This section covers the presentation, criteria for diagnosis, investigations and referrals guidance for type 1 diabetes. It also highlights the principles of patient-centred care in the delivery of diagnosis.

Treatment pathways

This section provides an overview of the management of type 1 diabetes patients, including when and how to conduct patient reviews and the guidance around sick day rules.

The non-pharmacological management of type 1 diabetes

In this section you will identify how to support patient education to increase treatment adherence and the advice to give patients regarding adopting a healthier lifestyle.

2 items

The pharmacological management of type 1 diabetes

This section provides an overview of the overall management differences between children, adolescent and adults. It also explains the types of insulin therapies, how to initiate treatment and oral therapy.

What you'll learn

  • How to explain type 1 diabetes to patients and how diabetes impacts people in the UK.
  • How to recognise the signs of type 1 diabetes.
  • What the investigations and criteria for diagnosis are.
  • When to refer according to NICE recommendations.
  • What advice to give patients regarding adopting a healthier lifestyle.
  • How to support patient education to increase treatment adherence.
  • How to conduct patient reviews and what to tell patients about sick day rules.
  • How to apply the principles of patient-centred care in the delivery of diagnosis.
  • The principles of disease management according to NICE pathways.
  • The principles around treatment initiation and the management differences per age group.
  • The types of pharmacological treatment involved in the management of type 1 diabetes (insulin and oral therapies).

The Instructors

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