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Type 2 Diabetes: Diagnosis


Content developed by Clarity Informatics, providers of online solutions to support the nursing community through appraisals and revalidation


Diabetes is one of the most common chronic diseases in the UK, and its prevalence is increasing.

There are approximately 3.5 million people with diagnosed diabetes, including 31,500 children and young people under the age of 19 years. However, it is estimated that more than half a million people who have the condition remain undiagnosed.

With optimal management, people with type 2 diabetes can participate normally in the usual activities of daily life, but without effective treatment they are at risk of complications. The first step is to make a diagnosis


On completion of this module you will be better able to:

  • Make a diagnosis of type 2 diabetes in adults
  • Know when to suspect type 2 diabetes in a child or young person
  • Know when to suspect diabetic ketoacidosis
  • Know when to suspect hypoglycaemia

This resource is provided at an intermediate level by Clarity Informatics. Read the article and answer the self-assessment questions, and reflect on what you have learned.

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