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Diabetes.co.uk partners with Royal College of General Practitioners to launch first-ever type 2 diabetes e-learning module

Diabetes.co.uk is delighted to announce that in collaboration with the Royal College of General Practitioners (RCGP) we have developed the very first type 2 diabetes e-learning module for GPs.

The 30-minute module entitled “Type 2 Diabetes – a Low GI approach” is now available to all 55,000 GPs in England. The online course is aimed at GPs, practice nurses, diabetes specialist nurses and other healthcare professionals working in primary care who are interested in improving type 2 diabetes health outcomes.

The module discusses the role of carbohydrates and the glycemic index in our diet, and specifically its importance within type 2 diabetes. It was written by Southport-based GP and 2016 NHS Innovator of the Year Dr David Unwin, whose GP practice now spends £40,000 less on diabetes drugs per year since advocating low carb to patients.

Dr Dirk Pilat, medical director for e-learning at the RCGP, said of the module: “It reminds primary care health professionals about basic physiological concepts such as glycolysis, gluconeogenesis and lipolysis and their role in diabetes. Using real world examples, it discusses the importance of a low-GI diet for patients affected by diabetes and how to maximise the potential of lifestyle modification to create patient impact.”

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