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Diabetes in Cats and Dogs

8 July - 28 July


Course Overview

This course will cover pathophysiology and aetiology of diabetes mellitus in cats and dogs, its diagnosis, management and monitoring, and address the handling of diabetic emergencies – ketoacidosis, hypoglycaemia and hyperglycaemic hyperosmolar syndrome. Case studies will be used throughout the modular series along with a forum for discussion and final MCQ exam.

Module 1. Pathophysiology and aetiology of diabetes mellitus (DM) in cats and dogs
Module 2. Diagnosis and monitoring of routine cases
Module 3. Creating a multimodal management plan
Module 4. Rational approach to the complicated and unstable diabetic patients
Module 5. Diabetic emergencies – ketoacidosis, hyperglycaemic hyperosmolar syndrome (HHS) and hypoglycaemia
Module 6. Feline DM clinical case
Module 7. Canine DM clinical case

Dr Kit Sturgess

MA, VetMB, PhD, CertVR, DSAM, CertVC, FRCVS RCVS Recognised Specialist in Small Animal Medicine Advanced Practitioner in Veterinary Cardiology
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