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About this course
This online course is targeted to Kenyan primary care physicians and general practitioners with a particular interest in diabetes to provide patient-centric care. There are 8 modules to explore topics ranging from diagnosis of diabetes to prevention, management, and care. Each module consists of 10 pre-test and 10 post-test questions in a multiple-choice format, case studies and interactive exercises with real-world examples to help you turn knowledge into your day to day clinical practices.
This course is fully accredited by the Kenya Diabetes Study Group with 20 CPD points, the European Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education with 8 European CME credits, and is endorsed by the Ministry of Health of Kenya. On successful completion of the course you will be awarded with IDF Certificate, 8 European CME credits and 20 Kenyan CPD points.
The course is the result of a comprehensive process; harnessing contributions from world-leading specialists and reinforced by an extensive review from renowned global and local experts, designed to deliver the International Standards through up-to-date, evidence-based content on all aspects of diabetes care, management, and its prevention.
Apprx: 4 weeks to completeSuggested 2 hours/week
Course Fee: FreeUnrestricted Educational Grant
Learn at your own pace
CPD points recognised
European CME accredited
Course content :
|Define and classify diabetes|
|Describe the incidence and the distribution of diabetes|
|Explain normal glucose metabolism|
|Enumerate the risk factors for developing diabetes|
|Explain the various mechanisms which lead to the development of diabetes|
|Recognize the symptoms of diabetes|
|Describe the tests used for the diagnosis of diabetes|
|Describe the criteria to diagnose diabetes|
|Describe the screening of asymptomatic patients|
|Describe the initial evaluation of a patient diagnosed with diabetes|
|Describe glycemic targets in adults, children and pregnant women|
|Describe the key recommendations for lifestyle modifications in diabetes management|
|Describe the goals of nutrition therapy|
|Discuss the role of nutrition therapy and physical activity in diabetes management|
|Analyze the importance of primary care physicians in promoting non-pharmacologic management of diabetes|
|List the evidence-based clinical practice recommendations on prevention diagnosis and management of T2D at primary care level|
|Discuss the recommendations on lifestyle and pharmacological management of T2D|
|Understand the management of T2D with complications, in special population, at-risk individuals and their referral|
|Describe the history of insulin and its evolution|
|Discuss the types of insulin and appraise their pharmacokinetics|
|Discuss analogues, premix insulin and newer insulins|
|Describe administration of insulin|
|Discuss insulin therapy, its initiation and intensification|
|Describe pregestational diabetes and its complications|
|Enlist various elements of preconception care|
|Describe the glycaemic requirements before, during and after pregnancy|
|• Analyze the management strategies for optimum glycaemic control|
|Describe the pharmacology of oral glucose-lowering medications in diabetes|
|Describe the application of various oral glucose-lowering medications in clinical practice|
|Discuss the guidelines-based approach in choosing oral glucose-lowering medications in the management of diabetes|
|Describe the epidemiological trend of gestational diabetes mellitus|
|Describe the clinical manifestation of gestational diabetes mellitus|
|Discuss screening methods for gestational diabetes mellitus|
|Describe the management of gestational diabetes mellitus|
How it Works
Submit your online application and IDF team will review it and send you an approval email.
Finish initial self-evaluation, complete all 8 modules and final self-evaluation.
Pass the final 50 multiple choice questions exam and get your IDF Certificate with European CME and Kenyan CPD Points
Complete all the section of this online course to be awarded with the IDF “Certificate of Completion”, 8 European CME credits and 20 Kenyan CPD points.
“Truly useful, enlightening and beneficial to general practitioners like me.”
“The course is very useful for practitioners with little time who want to revise the knowledge.”
“The course content and layout are great, just what one needs for general practice.”
“IDF course was very helpful and going through the course helps improve my skills and my management of different types of diabetes in my practice.”
“It is no exaggeration to say this course on IDF is transformative–both professionally and personally. This workshop will long remain a high point of my life. Thanks again…. I am feeling energized and eager to start treating my patient.”
“An excellent training opportunity, I recommend it.”
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Kenya Diabetes Study Group
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