Diabetes

“Diabetes: a 21st century challenge” (Zimmet, P.Z., et al. 2014. The Lancet Diabetes & Endocrinology 2.1: 56-64)


This document has been peer-reviewed by Fellows of the RACP to help you find high quality CPD resources on diabetes.

Resources are categorised by type:

  1. Key organisations & websites
  2. Webcasts
  3. Courses
  4. Tools
  5. Key journals
  6. Recommended reading

Professional development - Diabetes

On World Health Day 2016, The World Health Organisation (WHO) called for ‘global action to halt rise in and improve care for people with diabetes’. WHO estimates that the number of people living with diabetes has almost quadrupled since 1980 to 422 million adults. It now causes approximately 1.5 million deaths annually and significant morbidity related to blindness, kidney failure, lower limb amputations, heart attacks, strokes and other long term consequences.  Prevention through good management, education, lifestyle changes, regular screening and effective treatment are vital in dealing with the disease.

This document includes information on:

  • Key organisations and support groups for health professionals and patients
  • Some of the current  research in identification, prevention and management
  • Strategies, policies, progams and recommendations to slow down this epidemic
  • Witness accounts by health professionals and patients on the daily management of diabetes      

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1. Key Organisations & Websites

Useful as a starting point and overview of current work in this area

CPD tipCPD TIP:  Don’t forget to claim CPD credits for any learning from these websites. Download the current MyCPD Framework here. 

2. Webcasts

Useful for brief overviews of topics and recent developments

CPD tipCPD tip: Don’t forget to claim CPD credits for any learning from these webcasts in Category 5 (1 credit/hr). Download the current MyCPD Framework here.

3. Events and Courses

Useful for in depth, structured learning

CPD tipCPD tip: Don’t forget to claim CPD credits for any learning from these events and courses. Download the current MyCPD Framework here. 

  • Specialty Societies, institutes and associations
    The organisations listed in section 1 offer professional development seminars, workshops and educational programs year round.  Their websites also advertise many national and international up-coming events. 

  • Diabetes Australia
    Diabetes Australia offers a variety of free and fee-charged e-learning courses to health professionals.

  • Coursera On-line Lectures
    UCSF and Coursera present a series of lectures on diabetes current research, management and therapies.

4. Tools

Useful for implementing what you have learned in your daily practice

CPD tipCPD tip: Don’t forget to claim CPD credits for any learning from these tools. Download the current MyCPD Framework here. 

5. Key Journals

Useful for keeping up to date with research and finding out more on specific topics

CPD tipCPD tip: Don’t forget to claim CPD credits for your time reading these journals in Category 5 (1 credit/hr). Download the current MyCPD Framework here. 

6. Recommended Reading

Useful for keeping up to date with research and finding out more on specific topics

CPD tipCPD tip: Don’t forget to claim CPD credits for your time spent on these readings in Category 5 (1 credit/hr). Download the current MyCPD Framework here. 

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