MS269 – The Secrets to Managing Problem Diabetics

£447.00 (+VAT)

Join Kit Sturgess MA VetMB PhD CertVR DSAM CertVC FRCVS Recognised Specialist in Small Animal Medicine for three 2-hour sessions. Includes 12 months access to all of your course materials.

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  • Join Kit Sturgess RCVS Recognised Specialist in Small Animal Medicine for three 2-hour online sessions.
  • Comprehensive notes to downloaded
  • Self-assessment quizzes to ‘release’ your 8 hours CPD certification (don’t worry, you can take them more than once if you don’t quite hit the mark first time)
  • A whole year’s access to recorded sessions for reviewing key points
  • Superb value for money – learn without travelling
  • Watch the recordings on your iPad!

Diabetes mellitus (DM) is the most common endocrinopathy in dogs and cats worldwide, with a significant proportion of patients developing diabetic complications and/or being difficult to stabilise. DM cases are also the most common endocrine emergencies presenting to primary care practitioners. In the majority of dogs, DM is a lifelong diagnosis so every effort should be made to understand all aspects of that individual’s diabetes and try and create a robust, sustainable management programme that is suitable both for the patient and owner. In cats, however, DM is increasingly recognised as a treatable disease with up to 85% of cases achieving remission. When managing diabetic cases it is important to understand the owner’s goals and not become too ‘number focused’ relying on the glucose or fructosamine levels to drive management changes.



Session 1

A Rational Approach to the Unstable Diabetic

What you’ll learn:

  • What constitutes an unstable diabetic?
  • How to investigate the unstable or poorly responsive diabetic
  • How to interpret glucose curves in unstable or poorly responsive diabetes – the advantages and disadvantages of spot testing, home monitoring, mini-curves, 24 hour curves and continuous monitoring
  • Changing insulin therapy in unstable or poorly responsive diabetics – when to change the dose and when to change the insulin
  • How to manage unstable diabetic on a tight budget
  • Achieving diabetic remission in cats
Session 2

Recognising and Managing Underlying and Concurrent Disease

What you’ll learn:

  • Diabetic cataracts, anterior uveitis and retinopathy
  • Hypertension
  • Acromegaly in cats
  • Pancreatitis
  • Hyperadrenocorticism
  • Diabetic nephropathy
  • Diabetic neuropathy
  • Urinary tract infections
Session 3

Diabetic Emergencies

What you’ll learn:

  • Spotting diabetic crises
  • Diagnosis of ketoacidosis
  • How to manage the ketoacidotic dog
  • How to manage the ketoacidotic cat
  • Approach to hyperglycaemic hyperosmolar syndrome (HHS) in dogs
  • Approach to HHS in cats
  • Hypoglycaemia – improving client awareness and in-clinic response


The price includes all 3 sessions, notes and quiz – 8 hours of CPD

*No traffic jams, accommodation hassles, pet or childcare, rota clashes, locum fees ……….. just great CPD and a valuable ongoing resource.

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