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Ask the consultant: Diabetes
In our series for internal medicine trainees, consultant Dr Anne Dornhorst answers trainees questions on topics including the hyperosmolar hyperglycaemic state, diabetic ketoacidosis, oral anti-diabetic drug combinations, and managing hyperglycaemia.
After completing this module you should have the knowledge and confidence to:
Initiate or alter insulin regimens
Interpret blood glucose values and manage the patient accordingly
Understand the risks and benefits of different oral hypoglycaemic agents
Understand the advantages of a fixed rate insulin infusion in treating diabetic ketoacidosis.
This course is part of the Priority clinical conditions chapter.