• Course

6 hours

GPs

Unit 1 - introduction to diabetes: epidemiology, pathophysiology, and evaluation

After completing this unit, you should know more about:

  • What diabetes is and how to assess the prevalence of diabetes, both worldwide and in the Indian population
  • The features specific to Asian Indian patients with diabetes
  • When to suspect diabetes and the diagnostic criteria for diabetes
  • The special case of gestational diabetes and features of the onset of diabetes during childhood or young adulthood
  • Glucose homeostasis and the various hormones involved in controlling blood glucose levels, as well as the pathogenesis of type 1 and type 2 diabetes
  • The pathogenesis involved in acute and chronic complications of diabetes
  • Prediabetes and how to identify individuals who have a high risk of developing diabetes
  • The initial review of the patient presenting with diabetes with respect to metabolic control, presence of complications, and comorbidities.

Release date

06 Jan 2016