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Type 2 Diabetes

,Type 2 Diabetes CME and Knowledge Centre

Based on current estimates, the global prevalence of Type 2 diabetes mellitus has increased almost 10-fold since 1985 and is expected to rise to 552 million by 2030,1 and when absolute numbers of people with diabetes are considered, it is South East Asia and the West Pacific that are expected to experience the highest increases in prevalence over the coming years.2

An EACCME accredited CME is available, awarded 1 European CME credits (ECMECs). Consisting of 3 modules:

  • A Review of Newer Therapies for Type 2 Diabetes in Combination with Insulin, John Wilding (Chair)
  • Identifying and Managing the Psychosocial Aspects of Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus, Richard Holt (Faculty)
  • Potential Role of Newer Therapies for Type 2 Diabetes in Combination with Insulin: Interactive Case Discussion, Bernard Charbonnel (Faculty)

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The Type 2 Diabetes Knowledge Centre aims to provide clear and concise information based on current accepted guidelines on the treatment and management of patients with this disease. In addition the Knowledge Centre also provides access to key guidelines and a review of treatment options available.

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References

  1. Murea M, Ma L, Freedman BI. Genetic and environmental factors associated with type 2 diabetes and diabetic vascular complications. Rev Diabetic Studies 2012;9:6-22.
  2. International Diabetes Federation. Diabetes atlas: second edition. 2002. Available at: www.idf.org/sites/default/files/IDF_Diabetes_Atlas_2ndEd.pdf (accessed 18 November 2013).

 

Obesity CME

,Understanding Obesity CME

This EACCME accredited CME activity*, is ideal for healthcare professionals looking to improve their understanding of obesity as a serious medical illness. You will learn about comorbidities and complications of the disease; the complex factors that influence its development; and the cornerstones of an effective weight management strategy.

Upon successful completion of this activity, participants will be awarded two European CME credits (ECMECs) and have a broad understanding of the epidemiology, contributory factors and management options for patients with obesity.

*The European Obesity Initiative eCME module – Understanding Obesity, organised by apothecom as part of an unrestricted educational grant from Novo Nordisk, is awarded 2 European CME credits (ECMECs).

Men's Health

Men's Health

The Men’s Health Knowledge Centre is a resource for healthcare professionals contains a latest updates section with monthly editorials of recently published articles in the area of hypogonadism (low testosterone), and the effect this hormone deficiency has on has on hypogonal men. This clear and concise information concerning this endocrine disorder makes this resource essential regular viewing for endocrinologists.

In addition to this reguarally updated content, sections detailing the diagnosis, treatment and monitoring of men with erectile dysfunction (ED) or hypogonadism (low testosterone) are also available. This extensive resource aims to provide endocrinologists and other healthcare professionals with a better understanding of the epidemiology and etiology of these diseases and provide information about available treatment options for these men.

Blog

Diabetes care is a hot topic in medicine since it touches so many primary care settings; from maternity to foot care, Diabetes has multiple other pathologies. When does Diabetes care necessitate the role of a specialist? How can diabetologists ensure they work innovatively and make the patient's healthcare journey as seamless as possible? Dr. Partha Kar dives in, asking how healthcare professionals can make positive change to patients with Diabetes in Britain's NHS.

Medical Videos

An Overview of Pancreatic NET and the Available Treatments
An Overview of Pancreatic NET and the Available Treatments
Ann T. Sweeney, MD, discusses the efficacy of team-managed insulin initiation compared with a standard approach in patients with type 2 diabetes.
Ann T. Sweeney, MD, discusses the efficacy of team-managed insulin initiation compared with a standard approach in patients with type 2 diabetes.
Diuretics, b-blockers, and statins in increasing the risk of type 2 diabetes
Diuretics, b-blockers, and statins in increasing the risk of type 2 diabetes
Peter Attia: What if we're wrong about diabetes?
Peter Attia: What if we're wrong about diabetes?
The Cause of Obesity
The Cause of Obesity
Type 2 Diabetes - Professor Edwin Gale discusses achievements in diabetes research and the theory around category error.
Type 2 Diabetes - Professor Edwin Gale discusses achievements in diabetes research and the theory around category error.
Diabetic Macular Edema
Diabetic Macular Edema
ADA/EASD Consensus Algorithm for the Treatment of Diabetes Mellitus
ADA/EASD Consensus Algorithm for the Treatment of Diabetes Mellitus
From the Monster's Mouth - A BMJ Investigation into the effects of Type 2 Diabetes Treatments on the Pancreas
From the Monster's Mouth - A BMJ Investigation into the effects of Type 2 Diabetes Treatments on the Pancreas

Recent Drug Updates

Medical Journal Abstracts on Diabetes and Endocrinology

Global burden of cancer attributable to high body-mass index in 2012: a population-based study

Wed 26 Nov 2014 -  Global burden of cancer attributable to high body-mass index in 2012: a population-based study

Background: High body-mass index (BMI; defined as 25 kg/m2 or greater) is associated with increased risk of cancer. To inform public health policy and future research, we estimated the global ...

Long-term Effects of Therapy with Ranibizumab on Diabetic Retinopathy Severity and Baseline Risk Factors for Worsening Retinopathy

Tue 18 Nov 2014 -  Ophthalmology

Purpose: To assess the effects of intravitreal ranibizumab on diabetic retinopathy (DR) severity when administered for up to 3 years, evaluate the effect of delayed initiation of ranibizumab ...

Clinical Guidelines

Type 2 diabetes: The management of type 2 diabetes

Jul 2014

This guideline offers best practice advice on the care of people with type 2 diabetes. It does not..

... address care in or before pregnancy, or care by specialist services for specific advanced organ damage (cardiac, renal, eye, vascular, stroke and other services).

ESC Guidelines on diabetes, pre-diabetes, and cardiovascular diseases developed in collaboration with the EASD

Oct 2013

The emphasis in these Guidelines is to provide information on the current state of the art in how to..

... prevent and manage the diverse problems associated with the effects of DM (Diabetes Mellitus) on the heart and vasculature in a holistic manner. In describing the mechanisms of disease,we hope to provide an educational tool and, in describing the latest management approaches, an algorithm for achieving the best care for patients in an individualized setting. It should be noted that these guidelines are written for the management of the combination of CVD (or risk of CVD) and DM, not as a separate guideline for each condition.

Online CME

Hypoglycaemia learning programme - Fear of hypoglycaemia

This video, part of the four-module Hypoglycaemia learning programme, describes the fear of hypoglycaemia that patients have and its impact on the management of diabetes from a specialist, GP and...

Hypoglycaemia learning programme - Introduction to hypoglycaemia

In this video, part of the four-module Hypoglycaemia learning programme, Brian Frier introduces hypoglycaemia and the impact it has on patients, as well as the importance of good glycaemic control.

Clinical review - management of people with diabetes wanting to fast during Ramadan

Clinical review - management of people with diabetes wanting to fast during Ramadan. For all audiences. This module provides a thorough overview of the topic and a test of your...

Clinical Trials

A Clinical Trial Comparing Efficacy and Safety of Insulin Degludec/Liraglutide (IDegLira) in Subjects With Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus Using Two Different Titration Algorithms (DUAL™ VI)

19-11-2014

This trial is conducted in Europe, North America and the United States of America.

The aim of this trial is to compare two different titration algorithms of insulin degludec/liraglutide.

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Effect of Soft Fruit on Postprandial Blood Glucose

11-11-2014

Dietary strategies for alleviating health complications associated with type 2 diabetes (T2D) are being pursued as alternatives to pharmaceutical interventions. Berries such as blackcurrants that are rich in polyphenols may influence carbohydrate..

... digestion and absorption and thus postprandial glycaemia. In addition berries have been reported to alter incretins as well as to have anti-oxidant and anti-inflammatory properties that may also affect postprandial glycaemia. This study investigated the acute affect blackcurrants on glucose metabolism in overweight/obese volunteers .

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