The latest learning and CPD content on diabetes. Under ‘Other resources’ you will find all our other content related to diabetes.
CPD and Learning
Patient education and self management are central to treating type 2 diabetes mellitus and preventing its associated complications.
An overview of management options for type 1 diabetes, the types of insulin, insulin regimens and strengths available for its day-to-day management as well as how to adjust doses and the role of carbohydrate counting and blood glucose monitoring.
Diabetes in pregnancy is associated with risks to the woman and to the developing foetus. Pharmacists and healthcare professionals need to be able to support and educate women who are planning pregnancy and those who are already pregnant to manage their diabetes.
The diabetic footSubscription
Diabetes-related foot problems are common, and negatively impact patients’ quality of life, so it is important that pharmacists are aware of symptoms and the relevant care pathways for these patients to ensure they receive the best care and education regarding how to manage their condition. Produced in partnership with RB.
Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease is the term for a range of conditions caused by a build-up of fat in the liver. The condition is thought to be highly prevalent; however, the dearth of symptoms during early disease and the lack of a specific diagnostic test make it difficult to detect and manage at an early stage. This presents a considerable challenge for healthcare professionals.
Pharmacists have an essential role in advising and counselling patients who are observing Ramadan. By understanding the possible compliance and adherence issues, pharmacists can support Muslim patients during this time.
Insulin initiation in patients with diabetesSubscription
How to select and start insulin in a patient with diabetes mellitus.
Current and future treatment options for the management of patients with type 2 diabetes.
Vitamin D deficiency is associated with increased mortality and is particularly associated with diabetes-related deaths, according to research presented at the European Association for the Study of Diabetes annual meeting.
Vitamin D supplementation increases peripheral insulin sensitivity in people newly diagnosed with or at high risk of type 2 diabetes mellitus, study results published in the European Journal of Endocrinology have shown.
Binning the sharps: the quest for oral insulinSubscription
The pharmaceutical industry has been trying to develop oral formulations of insulin since the 1920s without success, but, over the past few years, several new oral delivery systems have shown promise in clinical trials.
Use of certain antidepressants to treat depression in patients with diabetes is associated with a reduction in mortality, according to a population-based study.
Patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus and chronic kidney disease have a lower risk of kidney failure and cardiovascular events if they are treated with canagliflozin, research has confirmed.
Certain individuals at high risk of developing type 1 diabetes mellitis can delay progression to clinical disease by two years or more with a two-week course of teplizumab, according to results of a phase II study.
Pharmacists can help patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus adopt a low-carbohydrate diet and reduce their medicines load.
Use of statins may be associated with an increased risk of developing type 2 diabetes, a prospective study has found.