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Reflective account: Diabetes

A CPD article improved Heather Lovitt’s knowledge of diabetes
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A CPD article improved Heather Lovitt’s knowledge of diabetes

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

The CPD article provided an overview of diabetes. It outlined the differences between type 1 and type 2 diabetes, and included information about the diagnosis, causes and treatment of the condition.

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

The prevalence of diabetes is growing rapidly, with the greatest increase expected in those aged over 60 years.

The article discussed the pathophysiology of type 1 and type 2 diabetes. I had previously understood that type 1 diabetes occurred because the pancreas did not produce enough insulin; however, the article stated that it is

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