MIMS Education

Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus in the Primary Care Setting

Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus in the Primary Care Setting

Internal MedicineEndocrinologyFamily MedicineGeneral Practice
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About this course

Type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) is a chronic and progressive condition characterized by the inability of the pancreas to produce insulin. Asians are at an increased risk of T2DM due to the Asian diet high in carbohydrates, trans fat, and saturated fats. It is important that primary care physicians are able to manage patients with T2DM when they come to their clinics. This e-learning module aims to review the risk factors, diagnosis, and management of T2DM in the primary care setting.

Learning outcomes

Upon completion of the educational activity, health care providers should be able to:
  • Identify the risk factors of T2DM
  • Understand the reversibility of prediabetes with proper diet and exercise
  • Understand the diagnosis and basic treatment options for T2DM

Topics covered

  • Types of diabetes
  • Prediabetes and insulin resistance
  • Risk factors for T2DM in Asians
  • Diagnostic criteria for T2DM
  • Pharmacologic and non-pharmacologic management of T2DM
  • Glucose monitoring in T2DM

1 CME Point Available

  • This module is accredited for 1 CME Point for medical practitioners enrolled in The Medical Council of Hong Kong’s Continuing Medical Education Programme for Practising Doctors who are not taking CME for Specialists.
  • This module is accredited for 1 CME Point for fellows of the Hong Kong College of Physicians.
  • Please note that this module will not earn CME credit for fellows of colleges not listed here.
  • A certificate can be downloaded upon successful completion of the quiz. Please use the information on the certificate to claim your CME points.