Public Sector Event
Diabetes Management in the 21st Century
Venue: University of Salford
Date: 14 May 2014
Synopsis: This one-day diabetes management study day is designed for all multi-disciplinary health care professionals involved in supporting people with diabetes. During the course of the day participants will be provided with a comprehensive, up to date evidence-based knowledge of diabetes and diabetes management in order to further enhance their existing skills in providing high quality care to people with diabetes.
The past two decades have witnessed an explosive increase in the number of people diagnosed with diabetes worldwide. Significant changes in the human environment, human behaviour and lifestyle have accompanied globalization and collectively these have resulted in an alarming increase in the prevalence of both obesity and diabetes. In the short term, this condition is associated with a reduced quality of life (QoL), while in the longer term it can potentially lead to serious life-threatening complications. Evidence suggests that DM is the fifth leading cause of mortality globally. The life expectancy of people with T2DM, for example, may be shortened by as much as 15 years, with up to 75% of patients dying of cardiovascular disease.
This one-day diabetes management study day is designed for all multi-disciplinary health care professionals involved in supporting people with diabetes.During the course of the day participants will be provided with a comprehensive, up to date evidence-based knowledge of diabetes and diabetes management inorder to further enhance their existing skills in providing high quality care to people with diabetes.
- Update and expand your knowledge of diabetes
- Define diabetes mellitus (DM) and its main classification
- Understand the current global prevalence of DM and its implication for global health
- List the factors likely to contribute to DM
- Explain the physiological manifestation of DM
- Recognise and initiate screening, diagnostic and assessment skills in relation to people with diabetes
- Understand gestational diabetes
- Discuss the pharmacological management of DM
- Understand the complications of DM
- Apply, develop and evaluate care strategies to promote the health and well being of people with diabetes
- Understand the experience of living with diabetes
Mark Almond Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Phone: 0161 295 7301