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.