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Courses

Cutting-edge education for healthcare professionals working in all aspects of diabetes, all over the world. New modules are available for you every month, developed with the help of world-class experts.

Watch out for accredited modules

Many modules have now been accredited for continuing professional development (CPD) by the UK’s Royal College of General Practitioners (RCGP) and/or the Federation of the Royal Colleges of Physicians of the UK (RCP). Watch out for the CPD accreditation mark so you can earn CPD points as you learn.

All our modules are in English. Translated transcripts are available for modules where indicated.

Adjunct therapies

This course introduces you to the current unmet need in type 1 diabetes and explores trial data in the use of adjunct therapies including pramlintide, metformin, liraglutide and SGLT-2 inhibitors.
Authors
Professor Thomas Danne
Professor Chantal Mathieu
2 modules CPD
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Beta cell biology

Insulin-secreting beta cells are central to any understanding of diabetes. This course examines their physiology and significance in the disease processes of type 1 and type 2 diabetes.
Authors
Professor Hindrik Mulder
Professor Charlotte Ling
Professor Lena Eliasson
Professor Malin Fex
Professor Erik Renström
3 modules CPD
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Cardiovascular health and diabetes

This course focuses on cardiovascular health – one of the most significant and challenging aspects of care for type 1 and type 2 diabetes.
Authors
Professor Miles Fisher
Professor Peter Gaede
7 modules CPD
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Diabetes and Ramadan

Using practical case studies and international guidelines, this course introduces you to treating people with type 1 or type 2 diabetes before, during and after Ramadan.
Authors
Professor Wasim Hanif
Professor Inass Shaltout
Professor Asma Deeb
Dr Nader Lessan
Dr Ehtasham Ahmad
8 modules CPD
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Diabetes and the Hajj

Hajj, the world’s oldest and largest mass gathering, is one of the Five Pillars of Islam. This course considers it in a clinical context, examining how people with diabetes can be supported to perform the rites safely.
Authors
Professor Salem Beshyah
Professor Hinde Iraqi
2 modules CPD
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Diabetes and the kidney

This course has been created to introduce you to the diagnosis, consequences and treatment of diabetic kidney disease (diabetic nephropathy).
Authors
Professor Per-Henrik Groop
Professor Sally Marshall
6 modules CPD
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Diabetic foot disease

This course outlines key aspects of this important but sometimes neglected complication of diabetes.
Authors
Professor Rayaz A Malik
Dr Prashanth Vas
Professor Andrew Boulton
Professor Frank L Bowling
4 modules CPD
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Diabetic ketoacidosis

This course gives you the tools you need to identify and treat diabetic ketoacidosis (DKA) and to support your patients in avoiding this potentially life-threatening complication.
Authors
Professor Ketan Dhatariya
Professor Thomas Danne
Professor Catarina Limbert
Professor Júlia Galhardo
4 modules CPD
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Diabetic neuropathy

Over time, hyperglycaemia can result in damage to the nerves, with severe consequences for health – not just in the feet but all over the body. This course looks at diabetic neuropathy in all its forms.
Authors
Professor Solomon Tesfaye
3 modules CPD
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Diagnosis of type 1 diabetes

This course has been developed to introduce you to the diagnosis of type 1 diabetes and to explore the possible causes of the condition.
Authors
Professor Mikael Knip
1 module CPD
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Gestational Diabetes Mellitus (GDM)

This course has been created to introduce you to the epidemiology and current screening controversies of GDM. Treatment, management and the long-term follow-up of women with GDM are also covered.
Authors
Professor Elisabeth Mathiesen
3 modules CPD
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GLP-1 receptor agonists

From obscure origins in studies of lizard saliva, GLP-1 receptor agonists (GLP-1RAs) have become a staple of type 2 diabetes treatment. This course examines the ways in which they can aid type 2 diabetes management.
Authors
Professor Filip Knop
Professor Tina Vilsbøll
3 modules CPD
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Hypoglycaemia

This course examines hypoglycaemia, a complication of therapy that has a profound impact on the day-to-day lives and well-being of people who treat their diabetes with insulin.
Authors
Professor Simon Heller
Professor Brian Frier
Professor Frank Snoek
3 modules CPD
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Insulin resistance

As the incidence of type 2 diabetes continues to explode worldwide, this course gets to grips with the maladapted process at its heart: insulin resistance.
Authors
Professor Kåre Birkeland
1 module CPD
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Islet transplantation

Transplants of insulin-producing islets offer the hope of glucose regulation without daily insulin injections. This course looks at advances in this exciting field of diabetes treatment and the challenges still to come.
Authors
Professor François Pattou
Professor Marie Christine Vantyghem
Professor Julie Kerr-Conte
Professor Eelco de Koning
3 modules CPD
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Lifestyle intervention

From diet and exercise to smoking cessation, lifestyle intervention continues to be a mainstay of diabetes care. This course looks at how to promote lasting behaviour changes for better health.
Authors
Professor Roy Taylor
Professor Richard Bracken
Professor Dominik Pesta
2 modules CPD
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Management of hyperglycaemia in type 2 diabetes

An introduction to the American Diabetes Association (ADA) and European Association for the Study of Diabetes (EASD) 2022 consensus report on the management of hyperglycaemia in type 2 diabetes.
Authors
Professor Melanie Davies
Professor John Buse
Professor Peter Rossing
Dr Billy Collins
Professor Tsvetalina Tankova
Professor Vanita Aroda
Professor Geltrude Mingrone
1 module CPD
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Management of type 1 diabetes in adults

This course provides an introduction to the American Diabetes Association (ADA) and European Association for the Study of Diabetes (EASD) 2021 consensus report dedicated to adults with type 1 diabetes.
Authors
Professor Richard Holt
1 module CPD
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Metabolic surgery

Surgical intervention to help manage or even reverse type 2 diabetes has gained credence in recent years. This course looks at the theory and the practice.
Authors
Professor Carel Le Roux
Dr Dimitri Pournaras
2 modules CPD
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Multimorbidity and diabetes

Exploring conditions commonly associated with type 1 diabetes and the clustering of multiple chronic conditions in type 2 diabetes, this course addresses the significant health challenges posed by such comorbidities and their implications for management.
Authors
Professor Bruce Wolffenbuttel
Professor Cees Tack
2 modules CPD
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Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease

In the wake of the diabetes pandemic, prevalence of non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) is on the rise. This course sets out the health implications and potential treatments for this serious but reversible condition.
Authors
Professor Michael Roden
2 modules CPD
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Obesity and diabetes

This course examines the links between ectopic fat and the onset of type 2 diabetes, and how these in turn fuel cardiovascular and cardiorenal risks.
Authors
Professor Naveed Sattar
1 module CPD
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Patient education and support

Education is vital to supporting people with diabetes to manage their own condition. This course looks at how to plan and deliver comprehensive, ongoing diabetes education effectively.
Authors
Dr João Filipe Raposo
1 module CPD
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Phenotypic variability

This course highlights how important an understanding of diabetes in phenotypic terms is to the pursuit of patient-centred care and precision medicine.
Authors
Professor Stefano Del Prato
1 module CPD
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Pregestational diabetes in pregnancy

This course introduces you to the treatment and management of women with pre-existing diabetes before, during and after their pregnancy.
Authors
Professor Elisabeth Mathiesen
3 modules CPD
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Real-world evidence

The value attached to real-world evidence (RWE) in clinical decision making has significantly increased in recent years. Using examples taken from diabetes treatment, this course looks at what RWE is, why it is important and who can benefit from it.
Authors
Dr Marc Evans
1 module CPD
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SGLT-2 inhibitors

From the physiology of renal glucose absorption to key outcome trials, this course provides a detailed introduction to this class of diabetes drugs.
Authors
Professor (Emeritus) David Matthews
Professor John Wilding
Professor Chantal Mathieu
Professor Miles Fisher
4 modules CPD
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Technology and type 1 diabetes

In this course, insulin pumps and continuous glucose monitoring are discussed using real life examples to help you understand how this technology works optimally.
Authors
Professor Pratik Choudhary
Professor Thomas Danne
3 modules CPD
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The pathogenesis of type 1 diabetes

This course explores the mechanisms by which autoimmune destruction of beta cells results in type 1 diabetes, and looks how the process might be arrested.
Authors
Professor Chantal Mathieu
2 modules CPD
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Therapeutic inertia

Therapeutic inertia has been implicated as a significant contributory factor in suboptimal diabetes management. This course explores the phenomenon – defined as the failure to advance or de-intensify therapy when appropriate.
Authors
Professor Kamlesh Khunti
2 modules CPD
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Time in range

This course has been created to introduce you to time in range, a new concept in glycaemic management that challenges the role of HbA1c.
Authors
Professor Thomas Danne
1 module CPD
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