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Diabetes mellitus- CPD Module

2 CPD Hours Authors Dr Maeve Durkan, MBBS, FACP, M.Med.Ed, Consultant in Diabetes & Endocrinology, Bons Secours Hospital, Cork, Senior Clinical Lecturer in Medicine, UCC, Chair Diabetes Section IES. Member National Diabetes Clinical Advisory Group. The goal of this module is to make a diagnosis and confirm diabetes mellitus, as well as understand the differing…

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New ESC guidelines on diabetes and cardiovascular diseases

The European Society of Cardiology (ESC) issued new guidelines on diabetes, pre-diabetes and cardiovascular diseases last August, which were published online in the European Heart Journal, and on the ESC website. They were developed in collaboration with the European Association for the Study of Diabetes (EASD). Prof Francesco Cosentino, ESC Chairperson of the guidelines Task…

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Changing the landscape for delivery of type 2 diabetes care

An overview of the innovative approach of the Midland Diabetes Structured Care Programme Diabetes has been described by the International Diabetes Federation as one of the greatest challenges of the 21st century. The rising number of people with diabetes, the chronic nature of the condition and associated complications places a burden on health systems. Internationally…

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Endocrine Society Research Round-up

People taking glucocorticoids at higher risk for Covid-19 Individuals taking glucocorticoids on a routine basis may be unable to mount a normal stress response and are at high risk if they are infected with the virus causing Covid-19, according to a new editorial published in the Endocrine Society’s Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism. Published data to date shows that these patients are over-represented in those at…

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Focus on gestational diabetes

Priscilla Lynch reports on two new studies that could have implications for the dietary management of gestational diabetes A simple Mediterranean-style diet in pregnancy does not reduce the overall risk of adverse maternal and offspring complications, but has the potential to reduce weight gain in pregnancy and the risk of gestational diabetes, according to the…

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Managing type 1 diabetes

Professional update on type 1 diabetes diagnosis and management with a focus on avoiding DKA Case report Lucy is four years old and is a normal, active child but lately she has been going to the toilet frequently and has started wetting the bed again after being dry overnight for months. Lucy complained of a…

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Integrated diabetes care in the community setting

Providing care to diabetes patients in the community needs to be done in a structured manner Type 2 diabetes (T2D) is a chronic, multi-system condition that occurs when there is an absolute or relative deficiency of insulin. Due to its slow and gradual progression, T2D may be asymptomatic for years. Care for T2D is integrated…

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