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Diabetes Academy – What’s New in Diabetes?

  • : Online

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. 

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, endocrinologists, endocrinology trainees, practice nurses, diabetes nurse educators, general physicians, pharmacists, dietitians, allied health professionals and students.


  • Organise and manage the comprehensive care of a patient with diabetes in order to prevent medication risks and reduce the risk of diabetes complications.
  • Discuss the indications and benefits of novel medications in diabetes management, including GLP1 analogues, SGLT2 inhibitors and DPPIV inhibitors.
  • Describe the current guidelines and management of diabetes in pregnancy.
  • Use evidence-based guidelines for assessment and management of hypertension, including the use of Ambulatory Blood Pressure Monitoring.
  • Evaluate the care of a patient with new technologies such as an insulin pump or continuous glucose monitoring device.

    • Tutorial 1: Essentials of Diabetes Care
    • Tutorial 2: GLP1 Analogues
    • Tutorial 3: SGLT2 Inhibitors
    • Tutorial 4: DPPIV Inhibitors 
    • Tutorial 5: Update on Insulin Pump Therapy
    • Tutorial 6: Update on Continuous Glucose Monitoring
    • Tutorial 7: Diabetes in Pregnancy
    • Tutorial 8: Diabetes and Hypertension
    • Tutorial 9: Hyperlipidaemia in Diabetes
    • Tutorial 10: New Insulins



    The assessment is submission of all unit self-assessments and 22 case studies.
    A Certificate of Completion is provided upon satisfactory completing of the course.




    A/Prof Elif Ekinci

    • Dr Sandra Neoh, MBBS (Hons), B.Med Sci, FRACP, MPhil
    • Dr Scott Baker, MBBS, BMedSci, FRACP, PhD
    • Dr Fiona Lee, MBBS, FRACP, MD
    • Simone Patterson, RN CDE MNP
    • Fran Brown, RN CDE
    • Dr Felicity Pyrlis, MBBS, FRACP
    • Dr Christine Houlihan, MBBS,FRACP,MD
    • Dr Renata Lubianto, MBBS, BMedSci 
    • Dr Melody Cheung, MBBS (Hons)
    • Dr Sarah Price, MBBS (hons), FRACP
    • Dr Niloufar Torkamani
    • A/Prof Shane Hamblin MBBS (Hons) FRACP Medicine


    This course is online and you can commence anytime. You can complete this course in your own timeframe and most students will formally finish the course within a 12 month period. Once you have registered for the course, you will have lifetime access to the course content.

    Diabetes Academy – What’s New in Diabetes?
    Provider Type
    Education Provider
    20 hours
    CPD Points
    Australian College of Rural and Remote Medicine (ACRRM) This course meets the requirement for 2018, which contains 30 PRPD points. Australian Diabetes Educators Association (ADEA) This course meets the requirement for 2018 - 2020, which contains 12 CPD
    Price Details
    Course Fee: AUD $550.00 (incl. GST) Student/Doctor in Training/Nurse/Trainee Discounted Fee*: AUD $275.00* (incl. GST)
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