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Understanding Type 2 Diabetes

Understanding Type 2 Diabetes

Understanding Type 2 Diabetes

Georgina Casey
Georgina Casey
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Launch date: 21 Dec 2017
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Last updated: 15 May 2019

Reference: 185717

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Mrs Paula Rushton (24 May 2018)
VERY GOOD
this made me re-evaluate my knowledge base of T2DM and I have learnt lots of new information.
The exam is tough!
Mrs Beverly Mcmanus (10 Jul 2018)
hard but interesting

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What causes type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM)? Who is most at risk and how do we minimise its impact? Why is T2DM increasing around the world? How do new therapies fit into current management and what risks do they carry?

Type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) is the 6th leading cause of disability world-wide, and a leading cause of death. T2DM increases risk of cardiovascular disease, ischaemic stroke and early death. Diagnosis can be delayed by up to 12 years, by which time most people already have long term complications that cause disability and loss of quality of life. Incidence of T2DM has more than quadrupled since 1980, far exceeding forecasts. Most cases are now occurring in low and middle-income nations, where the impacts on national health budgets and lost productivity are amplified.

Early intervention and effective, sustained control of plasma glucose concentration are essential to reduce the impact of T2DM on individuals and societies. Nurse play a critical role in this. All health professionals must be able to reinforce public health messages around T2DM risk factors, prevention, and screening programmes. Moreover, the increasing prevalence of T2DM and its high rate of complications, guarantee that all nurses will, at some time, be caring for people with this condition.

New therapies for T2DM, based on an ever-improving understanding of the complex pathophysiology of the disease, are entering clinical practice. Nurses need an up-to-date understanding of the causes, pathophysiology and treatment of T2DM to support their provision of quality, patient-centred care.

Objectives

After completing this learning activity and quiz you should be able to:
1. Outline the normal controls of plasma glucose.

2. Describe current understanding of the causes of T2DM.

3. Explain the signs, symptoms and complications of T2DM in relation to its pathophysiology.

4. Review current and emerging management strategies for T2DM including drug therapies.
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Georgina Casey
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CPD4nurses assists nurses in meeting their professional development requirements by providing affordable, convenient and professionally written learning activities. We offer straightforward and insightful activities on topics that support fundamental practice.

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Mrs Paula Rushton (24 May 2018)
VERY GOOD this made me re-evaluate my knowledge base of T2DM and I have learnt lots of new information. The exam is tough!
Mrs Beverly Mcmanus (10 Jul 2018)
hard but interesting

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