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Diabetes e-Learning

Reducing hypoglycaemia

The first module in our new course on Hypoglycaemia launches today. Watch our clip of the week for Professor Simon Heller on the benefits of analogue insulin for reducing severe hypoglycaemia. To enrol on the course and take Professor Heller’s module, go to our courses page


Who, what and why

The EASD has a long and proud history of postgraduate education and the organisation is delighted now to be able to offer online learning as part of this. We are building a suite of e-learning modules designed to educate, inform and engage healthcare professionals around the world.

The wide range of diabetes modules that populate this platform have been designed with the help of international experts in the field of diabetes. They combine innovative multimedia and challenging knowledge checks to help you learn more about this fast-moving area of healthcare and research.

Check out ‘Horizons’, a new section on our site with blogs, news, interviews, videocasts, podcasts and diary dates to help you keep up-to-date with all things diabetes-related.

Available courses

From foot checks to islet transplantation, we are creating and publishing new modules every month.

Adjunct therapies

This course introduces you to the current unmet need in type 1 diabetes and explores trial data in the use of adjunct therapies including pramlintide, metformin, liraglutide and SGLT-2 inhibitors.

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Diabetes and Ramadan

Using practical case studies and international guidelines, this course introduces you to treating people with type 1 or type 2 diabetes before, during and after Ramadan.


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Diabetes and the Hajj

Hajj, the world’s oldest and largest mass gathering, is one of the Five Pillars of Islam. This course considers it in a clinical context, examining how people with diabetes can be supported to perform the rites safely.

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Diabetes and the kidney

This course has been created to introduce you to the diagnosis, consequences and treatment of diabetic kidney disease (diabetic nephropathy).


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Diabetic ketoacidosis

This course gives you the tools you need to identify and treat diabetic ketoacidosis (DKA) and to support your patients in avoiding this potentially life-threatening complication.

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Gestational Diabetes Mellitus (GDM)

This course has been created to introduce you to the epidemiology and current screening controversies of GDM. Treatment, management and the long-term follow-up of women with GDM are also covered.


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GLP-1 receptor agonists

From obscure origins in studies of lizard saliva, GLP-1 receptor agonists (GLP-1RAs) have become a staple of type 2 diabetes treatment. This course examines the ways in which they can aid type 2 diabetes management.


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This course examines hypoglycaemia, a complication of therapy that has a profound impact on the day-to-day lives and well-being of people who treat their diabetes with insulin.

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Insulin resistance

As the incidence of type 2 diabetes continues to explode worldwide, this course gets to grips with the maladapted process at its heart: insulin resistance.


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Islet transplantation

Transplants of insulin-producing islets offer the hope of glucose regulation without daily insulin injections. This course looks at advances in this exciting field of diabetes treatment and the challenges still to come.

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Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease

In the wake of the diabetes pandemic, prevalence of non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) is on the rise. This course sets out the health implications and potential treatments for this serious but reversible condition.

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SGLT-2 inhibitors

From the physiology of renal glucose absorption to key outcome trials, this course provides a detailed introduction to this class of diabetes drugs.


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Technology and type 1 diabetes

In this course, insulin pumps and continuous glucose monitoring are discussed using real life examples to help you understand how this technology works optimally.

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Stay safe and keep informed


How do you continue to deliver quality diabetes care during a pandemic? Why are so many of your patients at such high risk of severe infection? And what do non-diabetes specialists caring for people with diabetes in hospital need to know?

To help you get to grips with these and many other questions in this new pandemic era, EASD e-Learning has created a new section on its site, providing you with short, accessible learning from leading experts to help you and your patients stay safe and keep informed. Watch these films to learn more.

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