Diabetes Medicine

Diabetes is a global health emergency with over 600 million people expected to have the condition by 2030, representing 10% of the world’s population. Therefore the World Health Organisation has classed diabetes as an epidemic requiring urgent action for both prevention and management. It is a chronic metabolic condition that can cause significant cardiovascular morbidity and mortality if not managed correctly. Central to this management is controlling key physiological indices such as blood sugar, blood pressure and blood lipid levels, as well as promoting health behaviours such as regular exercise, healthy eating and not smoking. This novel interdisciplinary programme is aimed at clinicians (physicians, dieticians, podiatrists, physiotherapists, pharmacists, psychologists, etc.) as well as life science and health promotion graduates who want to improve their knowledge of diabetes and skills in its management.