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Upon completion of this module, participants should be able to understand the:

  • Prevalence and risk factors for developing type 2 diabetes
  • Diagnostic criteria for type 2 diabetes including the use of HbA1c
  • Pathogenesis of type 2 diabetes
  • Role of type 2 diabetes along with co-morbidities in defining an individual’s cardiovascular risk
  • The evidence for treating to glycaemic targets
  • Problem of heart failure in type 2 diabetes
  • Rationale for cardiovascular outcome trials (CVOTs) and approaches to modern management in type 2 diabetes


Professor Gerard McKay, Consultant Physician and Clinical Pharmacologist, Glasgow Royal Infirmary, Glasgow
Programme editor: Professor Miles Fisher, Honorary Professor, University of Glasgow, Glasgow


1 CPD/CME credit, 1 hour
BJC Learning has assigned 1 hour of CPD/CME credit to this module

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