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PulsePlus-Diabetes (3 CPD hours)

This PulsePlus covers diabetes, starting with GP Dr Pam Brown's key questions on type 2 diabetes answered by diabetes GPSI Dr Brian Karet.
Learning objectives

This module will cover important issues in managing diabetes in primary care:

  • Using HbA1c as a diagnostic test for diabetes
  • Managing complications, such as microalbuminuria, in diabetes
  • Identifying patients who are at high risk of developing diabetes
  • Starting treatment with insulin in patients with diabetes
  • Advising patients on how often to self-test blood glucose

This module was first published on 26th May 2010 and was up to date with all key guidelines and evidence at that point. It will be reviewed as part of our routine update cycle by 26th May 2012 but will be updated sooner to reflect any key guideline changes.


Key questions on type 2 diabetes:

Dr Brian Karet is a diabetes GPSI in Bradford, chief medical advisor (primary care) to Diabetes UK and RCGP clinical lead for diabetes

Dr Pam Brown is a GP in Swansea

Dilemmas in type 2 diabetes and diagnosing diabetes - an update:

Dr Roger Gadsby is a GP and associate clinical professor, Warwick Medical School, University of Warwick

Initiating insulin in type 2 diabetes and self-testing in diabetes:

Professor Andrew Farmer is professor of general practice at the department of primary health care, University of Oxford

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