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We've changed the way you complete courses

In response to user feedback we have simplified the way courses can be completed.

Until now you needed to complete the topics and modules in order, from start to finish. But from today you can complete them in any order you wish.

Just visit any topic that interests you, and when you are ready mark it as completed by clicking the green 'Mark complete' button at the bottom of the page.

Once you have completed all of the topics in a module an assessment will be provided for you.

Complete all the assessments to finish the course.

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The kidney is often regarded as the most important target of microvascular damage in diabetes. It is also strongly associated with cardiovascular disease (CVD). This course is designed to deepen your understanding of this crucial area of diabetes care. Module 1 introduces the course with a comprehensive overview of diabetic kidney disease (DKD), including prevalence, diagnosis, consequences and treatment. Module 2 aims to help you determine the presence of DKD, assess its severity and appreciate the links to CVD. Module 3 takes a closer look at current treatment options, while module 4 explores what you need to consider in monitoring and follow-up of people with diabetes and those with DKD.

People with classical diabetic nephropathy invariably have other microvascular complications too. With this in mind, module 5 explores the relationship between DKD and the other major complications of diabetes. In module 6, we look at the later stages of DKD, how it may affect a person’s general health and diabetes control, and what efforts should be made to prevent or delay its progression. And in module 7 we guide you through the potential risks to kidney health posed by ACE inhibitors, ARBs and SGLT-2 inhibitors.

The content of this course, including its assessments, was developed in partnership with the European Diabetic Nephropathy Study Group (

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How to complete one of our courses

Once enrolled on a course, you can access the content in any order you wish. Having started a module, you can browse the contents using the ‘CONTENT AND YOUR PROGRESS’ table on the left side of the page. In order to complete the module you need to click the Complete button displayed at the bottom of each topic page.

There is a marked assessment at the end of each module. To gain access to the assessment, all topic pages need to have been marked complete.

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