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At the end of course, each participant will be able to:

  1. Define diabetes mellitus as a genetically determined disorder of metabolism.

  2. Identify the manifestations of insulin deficiency and the inability to tolerate carbohydrates.

  3. Identify diabetes mellitus in its completely developed state characterized by fasting hyperglycemia, microangiopathic and arteriosclerotic vascular disease and neuropathy.

  4. Identify the various types of lesions that may lead to insulin insufficiency.

  5. Discuss and identify insulin as a hormone that regulates the amount of glucose in the blood.

  6. Identify and discuss Type I, Type 2, and Gestational diabetes and their respective goals.

  7. Identify the factors that increase the risk of diabetes.

  8. Identify the factors in the development of DKA and its treatment.

  9. Discuss the pathogenesis of diabetic ketoacidosis.

  10. Identify the pathophysiology of hypersosmolar coma and its treatment

  11. Identify and discuss hypoglycemia.

  12. Identify the laboratory procedures used in the diagnosis and treatment of diabetes mellitus.

  13. Identify the different types of insulin and their use.

  14. Understand blood sugar monitoring and blood sugar fluctuations.

  15. Identify oral hypoglycemic agents and their use.

  16. Identify the diabetic diet as a well-balanced meal plan tailored to the individual needs, tastes, activity level and life-style.

  17. Understanding the variety of complications associated with diabetes mellitus and their treatment.

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