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Course description: 

The author provides a brief overview of important statistics on the incidence and economic impact of diabetes mellitus. Also included is a description of the general features of glucose metabolism as well as the pathogenesis and manifestations of the disease. Three disease categories are distinguished: Type 1, Type 2 and Gestational Diabetes. Disease complications and diagnostic methodologies are also addressed. (Note: Content for this course was originally authored by Joseph Giardullo, MS, RN, and revised by Cheryl Jeffries, RN, MSN.)




Course objectives: 

Upon completion of the module the learner should be able to:

  • Describe general features of glucose metabolism and diabetes mellitus.
  • Distinguish the pathogenesis and manifestations of Type 1, Type 2 and gestational diabetes mellitus.
  • Describe the diagnostic test for diabetes mellitus.
  • Distinguish acute and chronic complications of diabetes mellitus.


Course details

Delivery method: 

  • eLearning


  • English



Course author(s): 

Sinclair Community College

Course disclaimer: 

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