184113 - Diabetes Academy - What's New in Diabetes
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. More information: http://go.unimelb.edu.au/p3y6
Diabetes is a high-level priority chronic disease. Worldwide 422 million people are currently living with diabetes (1). There are at least 1.2 million Australians living with diabetes (2). Diabetes requiring treatment with insulin is increasing annually, currently 383,000 people per year requiring insulin (251,000 type 2 diabetes, 118,000 type 1 diabetes, 11,000 gestational diabetes).
Diabetes is a major cause of increased morbidity and increased mortality to Australians. The major complications are coronary artery disease, peripheral vascular disease including leg ulcers and leg amputations, chronic kidney disease, and visual impairment.
This online course by Diabetes Academy aims to address comprehensive diabetes care, including novel technologies and practical tips that GPs will be able to immediately put into practice. General practitioners will benefit from access to up to date resources and advice regarding diabetes and its management.
D1. Communication skills and the patient-doctor relationship
D2. Applied professional knowledge and skills
D3. Population health and the context of general practice
D4. Professional and ethical role
D5. Organisational and legal dimensionsCurriculum Contextual Units
- Aboriginal and Aboriginal Torres Strait Islander health
- Adult health
- Care of older people
- Children and young people health
- Pregnancy care