15.6 Metabolic Problems

This section of our curriculum guide refers to statement 15.6, Metabolic Problems, produced by the Royal College of General Practitioners (RCGP).

Metabolic problems, such as obesity, diabetes mellitus, thyroid disorders, dyslipidaemia and endocrine disturbances are a central part of the GP workload. The prevalence of obesity has trebled in the UK over the past 20 years and with this come the associated clinical problems. 

Here we have collated key articles from our journals to help you meet the curriculum requirements in this area.

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Atypical presentation of diabetes: case study

Atypical presentation of diabetes: case study

Dr Pipin Singh describes the case of a 45-year-old man with apparent type 2 diabetes...

Diabetes prevention scheme expanded to cover 75% of England

Diabetes prevention scheme expanded to cover 75% of England

GP practices covering three quarters of England's population can now refer high-risk...

Clinical review: Type 2 diabetes

Clinical review: Type 2 diabetes

The diagnosis and management of type 2 diabetes, including criteria for diagnosing...

Insulin resistance linked to 'faster cognitive decline' and impaired memory

Insulin resistance linked to 'faster cognitive decline' and impaired memory

Insulin resistance is associated with accelerated cognitive decline, poor cognitive...

Diabetes care improving but 'shocking' regional variation remains

Diabetes care improving but 'shocking' regional variation remains

The proportion of diabetes patients achieving all three NICE-recommended annual treatment...

Viewpoint: Why GPs should embrace the NHS Diabetes Prevention Programme

Viewpoint: Why GPs should embrace the NHS Diabetes Prevention Programme

Around 5m people are at high risk of developing type 2 diabetes, so it is hugely...

MPs call for 'radical expansion' of structured diabetes education

MPs call for 'radical expansion' of structured diabetes education

MPs have called on CCGs to plan 'a radical expansion in structured diabetes education'...

Type 1 diabetes: clinical review
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Type 1 diabetes: clinical review

An overview of the pathogenesis of type 1 diabetes, how to make the diagnosis, preventing...

GPs will refer 20,000 patients to diabetes prevention scheme this year

GPs will refer 20,000 patients to diabetes prevention scheme this year

Up to 20,000 patients will receive weight loss interventions by the end of this financial...

Map: Wide disparities in CCG diabetes drug spending per patient revealed
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Map: Wide disparities in CCG diabetes drug spending per patient revealed

Spending on diabetes treatments per patient with the condition is nearly twice as...

GPs should 'immediately' refer children with potential diabetes, says NICE

GPs should 'immediately' refer children with potential diabetes, says NICE

GPs should immediately refer children and young people with suspected diabetes to...

Diabetic emergencies and complications in primary care

Diabetic emergencies and complications in primary care

The presentation and management of emergencies and complications arising from diabetes,...

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