CPD MODULE: DECREASING DIABETES RISKS

Contents

  • Objectives
  • Overview
  • Community pharmacy involvement
  • Diet and diabetes remission
  • Blood glucose management – initiating medication
  • Other medication
  • Blood glucose levels – testing
  • Blood glucose levels – targets
  • Continuous monitoring
  • Useful resources
  • References
  • Action & Evaluation
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Objectives

After completing this module, you should be more aware of:

·       Diabetes prevalence and its potential impact on public health;

·       The role of community pharmacy in promoting health and wellbeing relating to diabetes;

·       The significance of weight loss on diabetes risk;

·       Recommendations around diet and realistic weight loss;

·       Research around low carbohydrate diets and the potential for diabetes remission;

·       NICE guidelines on initiating medication if lifestyle interventions alone are insufficient;

·       Blood glucose levels – targets and monitoring;

·       The status of flash glucose monitoring.

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