One of the most interesting phrases among the medical community particularly internists is “Medicine is Diabetes Mellitus and some other diseases”.
This tells us about the importance of this disease.
In this course, Dr. Tarek Abdelhamid discusses vital aspects related to Diabetes Mellitus. It starts by explaining the 5 cardinal signs of diabetes namely: Polyurea, Polydipsia, Polyphagia, weakness, and loss of weight.
The course addresses several vital aspects of the disease. These include, but are not limited to, Glucose tolerance curve, Complications of Diabetes Melilites, Diabetic retinopathy, Diabetic nephropathy, Diabetic neuropathy. In addition, the following topics are discussed in detail as well. These topics include Diabetic Ketoacidosis (DKA), Hypoglycemic come, HONK. Treatment of Diabetes Mellitus is also discussed in detail. The use of Insulin, Oral hypoglycemic drugs, Sulfonylureas, Biguanides, Meglitinides, Thiazolidinediones, α-glucosidase inhibitors (e.g. acarbose (Precose) and miglitol (Glyset)), Incretin mimetics, and DPP-4 inhibitors is clearly discussed.
Complications of Insulin therapy and how to manage them are illustrated in the topics
Moreover, Dr. Tarek gives special emphasis on the adjustment of insulin dose. Different forms of insulin are also part of the discussion. These include, , Semglee (Pro) Generic name: insulin glargine, ReliOn / Novolin 70 / 30 Generic name: insulin isophane / insulin regular, NovoLog Mix 70 / 30 FlexPen Generic name: insulin aspart / insulin aspart protamine, Humulin R (Pro) Generic name: insulin regular.
Different forms of Sulfonylureas are also explained. These include DiaBeta, Glynase, or Micronase (glyburide or glibenclamide), Amaryl (glimepiride), Diabinese (chlorpropamide), Glucotrol (glipizide), Tolinase (tolazamide), Tolbutamide. The mechanism of action of Thiazolidinediones e.g. Pioglitazone & Rosiglitazone is explained.
Management of Diabetic Ketoacidosis, Hypoglycemic coma, Diabetic neuropathy, diabetic gastropathy, Hyperglycaemic hyperosmolar non-ketotic coma (HONK) is an essential part of the course.
Diet and its importance in the management of Diabetes Mellitus are also included in the teaching.
The role of Obesity in the development of Diabetes Mellitus is also addressed.
Several reference books have been used to prepare this material. These include,
by John R. White PA-C PharmD (Editor)
by Dr. Frank J. Domino MD (Author), Dr. Kathleen Barry MD (Editor), Dr. Robert A. Baldor MD FAAFP (Editor), Dr. Jeremy Golding MD FAAFP (Editor), & 1 more
- Lectures 5
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- Duration Lifetime access
- Skill level All levels
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- Assessments Yes