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Diabetes e-Learning


2021 is the 100th anniversary of one of medical science’s greatest ever discoveries: insulin. To mark this special centenary year, we are hosting 100 insulin-related features, ranging from the history of insulin to the insulin-replacement therapies of the future.


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.

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Get your certificate of completion and reflective learning record

One question frequently asked by visitors to the EASD e-learning site is whether they can have a record of their learning from our modules and courses. We know that having evidence in your portfolio to demonstrate your participation in and completion of courses is often a requirement for your continuing professional development.

We have listened to your feedback and are delighted to announce that, as of today, all learners who complete a module and pass the assessment will be able to download a certificate of completion. Certificates will be generated automatically on the site and will be available for all the modules you have completed and passed – however many weeks or months ago that may have been.

We will also be providing a template in which you can record the personal reflective learning you have gained from our modules and set out how you might apply that to your own clinical practice. To access your certificates of completion and reflective learning template, go to your user profile page.

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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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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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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Therapeutic inertia

Therapeutic inertia has been implicated as a significant contributory factor in suboptimal diabetes management. This course uses a Q&A format to explore the phenomenon, with particular focus on primary care.


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Time in range

This course has been created to introduce you to time in range, a new concept in glycaemic management that challenges the role of HbA1c.

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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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