Continuing Professional Development: An outline of acute and chronic complications of diabetes

OverviewAlthough a common condition, the mechanisms of diabetes are not always simple to understand, and requires concentration as well as an appreciation of multiple body systems. This Continuing Professional Development (CPD) module will hopefully further your knowledge of the physiology of diabetes and help you to understand why diabetes and its complications present as a particular set of symptoms.Learning OutcomesAfter completing this module you will be able to:• Understand the physiology of type 1 and type 2 diabetes mellitus.• Know why diabetes and its complications present as a particular set of symptoms.• Be able to recognise the different problems that can arise as a result of diabetes.• Learn about the long-term complications of diabetes.

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