Diabetes and CVD module 1: epidemiology

Released10 February 2021     Expires: 10 February 2023      Programme: Diabetes and CVD 1 CPD/CME credit

Sponsorship Statement: Novo Nordisk have provided sponsorship to support the development of this e-learning programme. Novo Nordisk have had no input into the content of this programme.

Designed to give healthcare professionals an understanding of the epidemiology of diabetes and its cardiovascular consequences. It is one of several modules in our diabetes and CVD programme.


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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