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Diabetic emergencies and complications in primary care


Content developed by MIMS Learning


This resource outlines the presentation and management of emergencies and complications arising from diabetes in primary care. Key learning points include the management of hypoglycaemia, implementing sick day rules and identifying acute hyperglycaemia.


After completing this module, you should be better able to:

  • Identify the cause of common emergencies affecting patients with diabetes
  • Manage hypoglycaemia and identify why it has happened
  • Advise patients on sick day rules and warning signs to look out for


Dr Pipin Singh, GP, Northumberland

This resource is provided at an advanced level by MIMS Learning. Read the article and reflect on what you have learned, then answer the test questions at the end.

Complete the resource to obtain a certificate of completion to include in your revalidation portfolio. You should record the time spent on this resource in your CPD log.