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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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...

Atypical presentation of diabetes: case study

Atypical presentation of diabetes: case study

A 45-year-old man with apparent type 2 diabetes was unintentionally losing weight.

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,...

Faster treatment for diabetic foot patients could slash £650m NHS costs
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Faster treatment for diabetic foot patients could slash £650m NHS costs

Speeding up target treatment times for patients with diabetic foot disease could...

GPs to refer at-risk patients to personalised diabetes prevention schemes

GPs to refer at-risk patients to personalised diabetes prevention schemes

GPs in parts of England will soon be able to refer high-risk patients onto a personalised...

Bariatric surgery far better than lifestyle intervention at reversing diabetes

Bariatric surgery far better than lifestyle intervention at reversing diabetes

Diabetes patients are 10 times more likely to go into remission a year after having...

GPs drive up diabetes patients meeting BP targets to 76%

GPs drive up diabetes patients meeting BP targets to 76%

Over three quarters of diabetes patients are now meeting target BP levels, but the...

Variation in NHS diabetes care across England 'unacceptable', MPs warn
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Variation in NHS diabetes care across England 'unacceptable', MPs warn

CCGs failing to meet average levels for diabetes care should be identified and forced...

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