Continuing Professional Development: Diabetes in pre-hospital care

OverviewThis CPD module aims to outline some of the complications a diabetic patient may present with in a pre-hospital setting. Diabetes Mellitus (DM) is a long term condition of high blood sugar. It is a condition of hormones, a condition of metabolism and a condition of inflammation. These multiple aspects give rise to various long term complications that the paramedic should be aware of. This module highlights the complexities that could present to paramedics when attending to a diabetic patient in pre-hospital settings.

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