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Diabetes Management Guidelines

INSTITUTION

Ministry of Health, Government of Fiji

SUBJECT

Diabetes Management Guidelines

MODULES

8

courses

The course has been designed keeping in view the Diabetes Management Guidelines (3rd edition, 2012), as our core information resource. In lieu of the gradually increasing incidence of diabetes-related cases in Fiji (from 10% in 1980 to 16% in 2002), Ministry of Health and more specifically, National Medicines and Therapeutics Committee updated the guidelines, bringing them more in line with recent developments in the field of diabetic medicine.

The course has been designed keeping in view the Diabetes Management Guidelines (3rd edition, 2012), as our core information resource. In lieu of the gradually increasing incidence of diabetes-related cases in Fiji (from 10% in 1980 to 16% in 2002), Ministry of Health and more specifically, National Medicines and Therapeutics Committee updated the guidelines, bringing them more in line with recent developments in the field of diabetic medicine.

After completion of this course, the students shall be able to understand:

  • What is Diabetes Mellitus and its Types?
  • Disease Characteristics, Symptoms, and Risk Factors Associated with Diabetes Mellitus and its types.
  • Diagnosis, clinical Assessment, Referral Recommendations for Management (Non-Pharmacological (SNAP)/Pharmacological) of Diabetes.
  • Diabetes Mellitus in Adults.
  • Management of Hyper- and Hypoglycemia.
  • Hypertension-associated Complications in Diabetes Mellitus Patients.
  • Management of Late Complications of Diabetes Mellitus.
  • Targets for Control of Diabetes.
  • Diabetes Management in Children.
  • Diabetes Management in Pregnancy.

Getting Started

The main aim of this course is to present the available information (Diabetes Management Guidelines) in a more detailed, informative and user-friendly manner, and to provide the students/health workers with a superior learning experience through the inclusion of infographics and images related to disease conditions, as well as breakdown of information for easy comprehension, and better understanding of the underlying concepts.


Module - 1: Introduction

In module 1, you will learn about diabetes, its types, and general diagnosis.


Module - 2: Management of Diabetes in Adults

Module 2 focuses on clinical assessment (review of history, physical examination and relevant investigations). It also sheds light on categories and referral recommendations, non-pharmacological intervention (SNAP), management of hyperglycemia (pharmacological intervention), general approach to management of diabetes and special situations associated with it.


Module - 3: Treatment of Diabetes-associated Metabolic Conditions

In this module, you will study the treatments of diabetes-associated metabolic conditions, such as hypertension, hyperlipidemia and antiplatelet therapy.


Module - 4: Management of Acute Complications of Diabetes

In module 4, the diabetic complications such as hypoglycemia, diabetic ketoacidosis (DKA) and hyperosmolar hyperglycemic state (HHS) are discussed.


Module - 5: Management of Late Complications of Diabetes

This Module discusses complications such as, retinopathy, nephropathy, neuropathy and diabetic foot disease.


Module - 6: Targets for Control in Diabetes

In module 6, you will learn about the targets that need to be set for control of diabetes, prior to the inititation of treatment for diabetes patients, and during each follow-up visit.


Module - 7: Diabetes in Children

The aim of module 7 is to provide the best clinical practice strategies on diabetes in children for use by any doctor or nurse at the level of subdivisional hospitals, health centres and nursing stations.

These guidelines include children aged less than 15 years, diagnosed with either of the type 1 or type 2 diabetes mellitus.


Module - 8: Diabetes in Pregnancy

This final module provides general information and management guidelines regarding the diabetes-associated complications, that may arise during pregnancy in women.


Course Completion and Feedback

Important: In order to access the completion certificate, the students need to complete the feedback, course evaluation and survey forms. Please click on the following links to submit these forms.

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Course Questions & Answers

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Yes, this course has recommended and additional readings. These can all be easily accessed on Moodle.
There is no time limit for completing this course. POLHN recommends spending about 4 hours per week over the period of 6 weeks.
Once you enrol yourself into this course on Moodle you will have access to all the lectures and assignments.
Once you successfully complete your course by completing all the modules and passing all the assessment, your certificate will be automatically generated and sent to your email. You can also access all your certificates through our online certificate verification system here: https://polhn.org/verify. If you are having any problems accessing your certificate, simply email us at support@polhn.org and we will help you.

Study Material

This self-paced course has been designed in a manner that enhances understanding of the core concepts and provides easy to access learning materials. The course uses a range of study material such as pre-recorded videos, lecture slides, quizzes and assignments, and is developed by a team of dedicated health education experts.


Getting Help

Connect with other students through the discussion forum, where you can easily discuss the course or debate the ideas. Need more help? Your instructors are also available online to answer any questions you might have.


Extend Your Career with a Verified Certificate

POLHN self-paced courses are recognised by Pacific Ministries of Health. Once you have successfully completed the course, you will receive an official certificate. This certificate can be used for credit to gain CPD points.

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This course presents the Diabetes Management Guidelines in a an informative and user-friendly manner as well as to break down information for easy comprehension of the underlying concepts.

Diabetes Management Guidelines

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