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CPD Module- Diabetes mellitus

By Mindo - 26th Jan 2021

Young nurse doing a glucose blood test on her senior patient, during a home visit

2 CPD Hours


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 phenotype/genotypes of DM. The content and questions specifically identify key issues in the management of DM, addressing all relevant risk factors and co-morbities as well as understanding and knowing specific targets as iterated by NICE, ADA, and EASD. The module also includes the preferred multi-factorial approach to DM rather than a pure glucose-centric one, as demonstrated in the original STENO trials. The case also illustrates the model of the multi-factorial approach specifically looking at the newer cholesterol guidelines of the European Society of Cardiology, DM Sept. 2019 and approach to BP management (European Society of Hypertension, 2019).

To earn CME credit, follow these steps:

  • Complete the 10 True or False questions in the Pre-Module Assessment. These questions are designed to assess your current knowledge.
  • Study the educational content.
  • Complete the 5 MCQs that follow the case study. After each question, you will be able to see whether you answered correctly and will then read evidence-based information that supports the most appropriate answer choice. These questions are part of the educational content and are designed to challenge you. You will not be penalised for answering the questions incorrectly.
  • Complete the 10 True or False questions in the Post-Module Assessment. These questions are designed to demonstrate that the module has improved your knowledge base on this topic.
  • On attaining a score of 70% of more on the Post-Module Assessment, the assigned CPD credits will be logged to your personal CPD activity log. You may view or print a verification certificate when required or print off an email stating the name of the module, the authors details and the CPD hours. You will not be able to alter the certificate or log. The credit that you receive is based on your user profile.
  • By providing information on how the module has enhanced your knowledge and/or practice, you may qualify for additional CPD credits during a CPD review.
  • DoctorCPD encourages you to complete the Activity Evaluation to provide feedback to guide us in the future development of this site.

Each DoctorCPD module is designed to be completed within the time designated on the Module Introduction page. This is an estimate of the maximum time required to complete the specific module and is determined by the format and content of the module. Users should claim only those credits that reflect the time actually spent on the activity.

To successfully earn credit, participants must complete the activity online, and receive a minimum score of 70% on the post-module assessment.

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