Diabetes Academy – What’s new in Diabetes? Online Course

Find out more about the Department of Medicine's new professional development course called "Diabetes Academy - What’s new in diabetes?"

OVERVIEW

Diabetes management is rapidly evolving. Recent large randomized controlled cardiovascular outcome trials have provided the evidence for the introduction of a variety of new classes of medications available for use for people with type 2 diabetes. Advances in technology including the use of continuous glucose monitoring devices and insulin pumps are improving outcomes for people with type 1 diabetes.

"Diabetes Academy - What’s new in diabetes?" is an important clinical update discussing the keys to treatment for diabetes. The course is intended to increase the knowledge and confidence of clinicians caring for people with diabetes.

DESCRIPTION

This e-learning course provides an evidence-based update for clinicians on the novel medications and emerging technologies available to improve outcomes in people with diabetes. Clinical case studies using video vignettes and multiple-choice questions are designed to optimise comprehension and learning.

The course is suitable for clinicians working in the field of diabetes, including GPs, physician trainees, practice nurses, diabetes nurse educators, general physicians, pharmacists and medical students.

LEARNING OUTCOMES

  1. Understand and discuss the indications and benefits of novel medications in diabetes management including GLP1 analogues, SGLT2 inhibitors, DPPIV inhibitors.
  2. In-depth knowledge and practical understanding of novel technologies in diabetes including insulin pumps and continuous glucose monitoring.
  3. Describe the current guidelines and management of gestational diabetes.
  4. Develop a framework for the management of hypertension and dyslipidemia in diabetes.

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