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The majority of patients with diabetes seen in general practice and primary care will have type 2 diabetes. These patients often have additional comorbidity and cardiovascular disease, which can be challenging to manage. However, given a certain level of knowledge and skill together with a framework within which these patients should be managed, the health care practitioner will be able to optimise the care of these patients.
When seen within the chronic disease framework it is helpful to apply the principles of context/co-morbidity, complications, control, concerns (including symptoms) and compliance to diabetes as you would for any other chronic disease.
A systems approach (the Chronic Care Model) as well as a patient centered focus is essential if we want to succeed in improving the outcomes of our patients with diabetes and their associated risk factors.
All healthcare professionals.
This is a blended learning course consisting of both an online component as well as a 1 day interactive and problem based practical component.
The following modules will be covered:
Special populations and their challenges:
The 1 day practical session will cover the following topics which will be interactive and problem based:
Participants are assessed on the self-study component of the course through means of a multiple-choice questionnaire.
Accredited according to the HPCSA’s Medical and Dental Board Guidelines for Health Care Professionals for 30 CEU’s on Level 2.
In order to qualify for certification you will be required to:
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