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Definition and Diagnosis course for Medical Doctors

Speciality Classification
Medical Doctors
Time / Duration
20 minutes
Subject matter expert
e-Learning for Healthcare
Endorsed By
NHS Health Education England

This session aims to outline type 2 diabetes mellitus and how to diagnose it in children and young people. It also includes some diagnostic challenges.

Learning Objectives

By the end of this session you will be able to:

  • Define type 2 diabetes in children and young people
  • Describe how type 2 diabetes is different from other forms of diabetes, in particular type 1 diabetes
  • Outline the diagnostic challenges in diagnosing type 2 diabetes
  • List risk factors and high prevalence groups for type 2 diabetes
  • Explain the diagnostic criteria of type 2 diabetes

This session outlines the definition of type 2 diabetes in children and young people (CYP).

Entry Requirements / Prerequisites

Before commencing this session, it is recommended that all the sessions from Type 1 Diabetes Mellitus and Ongoing Management of Type 1 Diabetes be completed.

Instructors / Speakers
Jan Idkowiak,
Clinical Lecturer in Paediatric Endocrinology

an is National GRID Trainee in Paediatric Endocrinology and Diabetes at the Children’s Hospital in Birmingham and NIHR Academic Lecturer at the University of Birmingham. 

He has been awarded with a PhD on his thesis on the molecular regulation of androgen biosynthesis in 2015. 

He is interested in androgen excess and deficiency conditions, obesity and early markers of metabolic disease progression.

Chizo Agwu,
Consultant Paediatrician in Diabetes and Endocrinology at Sandwell and West Birmingham NHS Trust

Dr Chizo Agwu. MBBS, MRCP, PCME, MSc, FRCPCH is also an Honorary Senior Clinical Lecturer/Deputy Admissions Tutor at University of Birmingham and RCPCH Principal Regional Examiner for West Midlands.

Other International/National Roles related to diabetes include:

  • Member Executive Advisory council of ISPAD (International Society for Paediatric and Adolescent Diabetes)
  • Paediatric Section Editor: Diabetes Digest Journal
  • Member NICE Guideline Development Group: Diabetes Foot 2013 to March 2015
  • Immediate Past National Chairman, Association of Children’s Diabetes Clinicians UK
Definition and Diagnosis course for Medical Doctors
Speciality Classification
Interest Areas / Topics Covered
Child and family health, Child health/paediatrics/immunisation, Children and young peoples health, Diabetes, Maternal-child, Paediatric, Paediatric endocrinology, Paediatric and Neonatal Care, Paediatric Dentistry
Provider Type
Education Provider
Time / Duration
20 minutes
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