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Overview of diabetes

A CPD article improved Rosalind Ponomarenko-Jones’s knowledge of the pathophysiology, symptoms and diagnosis of diabetes
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A CPD article improved Rosalind Ponomarenko-Jones’s knowledge of the pathophysiology, symptoms and diagnosis of diabetes

What was the nature of the CPD activity, practice-related feedback and/or event and/or experience in your practice?

The article provided an overview of diabetes, including its classification, the pathophysiology of type 1 and type 2 diabetes, predisposing factors and symptoms of the condition.

What did you learn from the CPD activity, feedback and/or event and/or experience in your practice?

From reading the article, I learned that the number of people with diabetes has risen rapidly worldwide and this trend is projected to continue. The rise is related to the wider availability of processed, high-energy foods and a reduction in physical activity. This has led to higher levels of obesity, which is associated with type 2 diabetes.

The article stated that in the

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