Diabetes Pharmacists Role

COMPLICATIONS OF TYPE 2 DIABETES MELLITUS (T2DM)

Introduction

T2DM is well recognised as carrying an increased risk of cardiovascular disease,1 but is also associated with other complications arising from hyperglycaemia including amputation, sight loss, and kidney disease.2 This resource looks at the micro- and macrovascular complications of diabetes, and the role of the pharmacist in their prevention.

Learning objectives

On completion of this module, you will have a better understanding of:

  • The association between T2DM and complications
  • Microvascular complications associated with T2DM
  • Macrovascular complications associated with T2DM
  • Prevention of complications and the role of the pharmacist

Section 1. The association between T2DM and complications

Section 2. Microvascular complications

Section 3. Macrovascular complications

Section 4. Prevention of complications and the role of the pharmacist

Section 5. Reflection

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After completion of the module the reflection document can be filled in and printed out for your personal development plan. This can be presented at annual appraisal or revalidation. The downloaded module includes the completion stamp showing 30 minutes self -directed CPD undertaken.

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Job code: UK-DIAB-2000055 DOP: December 2020

References

  1. NICE NG28. T2DM in adults: management; 2015 (updated 2016) https://www.nice.org.uk/guidance/ng28 [Accessed December 2020]
  2. Fowler MJ. Microvascular and macrovascular complications of diabetes. Clin Diabetes 2008;26(2):77-82