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Hypogonadism

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The Hypogonadism Knowledge Centre is a resource for healthcare professionals involved in the diagnosis, treatment and monitoring of patients with the condition.

The publications digest section of this resource is regularly updated with analysis and commentary on recent scientific articles related to male hypogonadism. There are currently over 50 articles available in the publications digest area, which can be filtered by year or by the following comorbidities:

  • Diabetes
  • Obesity
  • Cardiovascular
  • Mood and behaviour
  • Sexual health

Type 1 Childhood Diabetes CME

,Childhood Diabetes CME

In this EACCME-accredited online CME activity Individual Patient Management in Type 1 Childhood Diabetes, healthcare professionals will learn how to assess the psychosocial well-being of young patients with type 1 diabetes. 

Upon successful completion of this activity, healthcare professionals (such as endocrinologists, paediatricians, paediatric endocrinologists, diabetes specialists, specialist nurses, primary care physicians) will be awarded 1 European CME credit (ECMEC) and should be able to:

  • Describe the psychosocial factors that can affect metabolic control
  • Discuss the rationale and clinical guideline recommendations for psychosocial screening in childhood diabetes
  • Explain the importance of family interactions and dynamics in diabetes management
  • Assess the different behavioural and psychological interventions for optimising diabetes management in children and adolescents

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 series

,Obesity series

This EACCME-accredited obesity CME series contains three CME modules, which are ideal for healthcare professionals looking to improve their understanding of obesity as a serious medical illness.

Module 1 – Understanding Obesity
Learn more about obesity as a serious and complex medical illness including comorbidities and complications, the complex factors that influence its development and the cornerstones of an effective weight-management strategy.

Module 2 – Considerations for Individualising Pharmacotherapy
Learn about the complexities of obesity, appropriate use of pharmacotherapy for weight management and how to individualise patient care.

Module 3 – Rationale for Lifelong Behaviour Change
Explore the factors affecting maintenance of weight loss, the importance of implementing permanent behaviour changes to prevent weight regain and the components of a successful long-term weight-management strategy.

Upon successful completion of these modules, participants will receive a combined total of five European CME credits (ECMECs).

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.
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
The Cause of Obesity
The Cause of Obesity
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
Peter Attia: What if we're wrong about diabetes?
Peter Attia: What if we're wrong about diabetes?
ADA/EASD Consensus Algorithm for the Treatment of Diabetes Mellitus
ADA/EASD Consensus Algorithm for the Treatment of Diabetes Mellitus
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

Recent Drug Updates

Medical Journal Abstracts on Diabetes and Endocrinology

The impact of glucose load in OGTT on urinary albumin excretion varies with 2 hour glucose levels

Wed 11 Feb 2015 -  The impact of glucose load in OGTT on urinary albumin excretion varies with 2 hour glucose levels

Background: To investigate whether oral glucose load induces an increase of urinary albumin excretion. Methods: 130 subjects without macroalbuminuria or increased fasting serum glucose ...

New-onset diabetes after liver transplantation and its impact on complications and patient survival

Wed 11 Feb 2015 -  New-onset diabetes after liver transplantation and its impact on complications and patient survival

Background and aims:To investigate the incidence and risk factors of new-onset diabetes after transplantation (NODAT) in liver transplant recipients and the influence of NODAT on complications and ...

Online CME

Clinical review - Diabetes in pregnancy

This article provides an overview of diabetes in pregnancy and advice regarding clinical management

Clinical review - Type 1 diabetes mellitus

This article covers the aetiology of different types of diabetes, plus the diagnosis and management.

Abnormal thyroid function tests despite a well patient - a guide to management

After completing this module you should know: how to diagnose patients with subclinical thyroid disease, how to establish the causes of subclinical thyroid disease, the clinical implications of subclinical hypo-...

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)

Wed 19 Nov 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 ...

Effect of Soft Fruit on Postprandial Blood Glucose

Tue 11 Nov 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 ...

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