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Free e-learning module: Making the right diagnosis in diabetes

Clare Hambling, Patrick Wainwright
Address the challenges you face in primary care

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As a healthcare professional involved in diagnosing and managing diabetes and pre-diabetes, do you (and your colleagues) confidently know:

  • When an oral glucose tolerance test is the best diagnostic test?
  • What levels of fasting and random plasma glucose are diagnostic?
  • What are the key symptoms of type 1 diabetes presentation?
  • How we should test a child with possible new type 1 diabetes?
  • Which children and young adults are at risk of type 2 diabetes?
  • What diagnostic values confirm gestational diabetes?
  • What features should make us suspect LADA?
  • Which drugs increase diabetes risk?
  • Where we can find 10 tips for early diagnosis of pancreatic cancer?

Unsure of anything? Get the answers in our CPD module:
The module takes up to 60 minutes to complete. You can stop and start as often as you like while working through the module and your work will be saved. When you complete the module, take the assessment and download your certificate into your appraisal folder.

Learning objectives

  1. Classify the different types of diabetes and understand the importance of distinguishing between them
  2. Outline the different tests available in the diagnosis of diabetes
  3. Select the appropriate diagnostic test(s) and interpret the results
  4. Devise a care plan for the person with diabetes, appropriate for their diagnosis
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