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CPD MODULE: DECREASING DIABETES RISKS

Charles Gladwin reviews recent developments around limiting the risks of diabetes particularly through diet and blood glucose monitoring.

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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