Current guidelines for the treatment of type 2 diabetes
Type 2 diabetes is associated with high risk of cardiovascular disease, eye disease, kidney disease, nerve damage and nerve pain. Effective treatment is of paramount importance, therefore, and to that end NICE, SIGN and other organisations have issued comprehensive guidance on how this increasingly common condition should be monitored and treated. NICE guidance on the management of type 2 diabetes in adults was extensively revised in 2015, and updated again in May 2017.
This resource, consisting of five assessment questions each at basic and intermediate level, tests your knowledge of the treatment of diabetes based on national and international guidance. Complete the resource to obtain a certificate for one hour of continuing professional development to include in your annual portfolio.
Aims and objectives
On completion of this resource, you should have an understanding of:
1. Diabetes UK. State of the Nation: Challenges for 2015 and beyond, 2014.
2. NICE NG28. Type 2 diabetes in adults - management, 2015 https://www.nice.org.uk/guidance/ng28
3. EASD hyperglycaemia guidelines, 2015 https://care.diabetesjournals.org/content/38/1/140.full
4. SIGN 116. Management of diabetes, 2010. https://www.sign.ac.uk/pdf/sign116.pdf
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Further education and training
Date of preparation: January 2014
Updated: June 2017
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