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Diabetes is an increasing problem among both adults and children. This free 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.
First Published: 09/08/2012
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- Learning outcomes
- 1 Assessing diabetes complication risk factors
- 2 Monitoring blood glucose levels
- 3 Monitoring ketone levels
- 4 Monitoring lipid levels
- 5 Blood pressure monitoring
- 6 Calculating body mass index
- 7 Making sense of the measurements
- 8 Final questions
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