Diagnosing Diabetes Mellitus

In this episode of the Primary Care Knowledge Boost Podcast Doctors Lisa and Sara are joined by Diabetes Lead for Manchester CCG GP Dr Marlon Morais and Diabetes Support Lead and Diabetes Specialist Nurse Nicola Milne to discuss diagnosis of Diabetes Mellitus.

They discuss the types of Diabetes Mellitus, touching on Maturity-Onset Diabetes of the Young (MODY) and Latent Autoimmune Diabetes in Adults (LADA) and get advice on avoiding common pitfalls in making a new diagnosis of Diabetes in General Practice.

They cover the prevalence and importance of this diagnosis, both for patients and the NHS and red flags to look out for. They also discuss impaired fasting glucose and the current management options for this including the NHS Diabetes Prevention Programme. 

Listen to the podcast episode at https://www.pckb.org/e/diagnosing-diabetes-mellitus.

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