It is estimated that 6% of the South African population - 3.5 million people - suffer from diabetes and many more are pre- diabetic. Furthermore, diabetes is ranked as the second most common cause of death in the country. (STATS South Africa 2016) The majority of patients with diabetes seen in general practice and primary care will have type 2 diabetes. These patients often have additional co-morbidities which can be challenging to manage. However, given a certain level of knowledge and skill the healthcare practitioner will be able to optimise the care of these patients. A patient centred approach is essential to succeed in improving the outcomes of our patients with diabetes and their associated risk factors.
All Healthcare Professionals that encounter patients with signs and symptoms suggestive of diabetes.
Blended Learning Approach consisting of online teaching & learning as well as a 1-day face to face/Virtual tuition session.
The scheduled workshop dates are as follows:
Pretoria: 23 October 2021
Participants are assessed on the self-study component of the course through means of a multiple-choice questionnaire for which a minimum cumulative pass mark of 70% has to be obtained.
Accredited according to the HPCSA’s Medical and Dental Board Guidelines for Health Care Professionals for 23 CEU’s on Level 2.