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Unit 08 - Diabetes

​​D​iabetes, treatments and management​


This unit is aimed at pharmaceutical representatives and covers the provision of medicines in the National Health Service related to the treatment of diabetes and associated conditions, complications and infections.  

Learners will understand how glucose is regulated in the body, the diagnostic tests available for confirming diabetes from presented symptoms and the influence of genetics and obesity.

Learners will also understand the treatments available to treat type 1 and type 2 diabetes as well as treatment of the conditions associated with diabetes.​

This unit is assessed by a multiple choice exam made up of 50 questions, lasting 45 minutes. Passing it will gain you 5 credits.

Please note that the content in section ​​4.2.4 of Volume 1 of the learning materials regarding the use of statistics in medicine may be examined in all other units. You should bring a calculator to all exams.

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