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  1. Diabetes alumnus wows 1500 GPs with medical insight…in a kilt!

    Diploma MSc alumnus Dr Kevin Fernando recently took to the stage to share his expert insights into recent guidelines on the treatment of diabetes with 1500 Portuguese GPs at the Update em Medicina symposium in the Algarve in April.

    The North Berwick-based GP Partner regularly delivers large-scale medical education to primary care health teams in the UK and internationally. But not all audiences are treated to some of Dr Fernando’s Scottish heritage; as he introduced himself to the delegation, they were also introduced to the traditional Scottish kilt!

    Speaking of his latest experience in the Mediterranean Dr Fernando said: “I was asked to present an update on the use and safety profile of SGLT2 inhibitors, with a focus on the recently published SIGN 154 diabetes guidelines, and the cardioprotective properties of this class of drug.

    “It’s a very specialised and current subject so I think some of the delegates were surprised to see a British doctor, with a Portuguese surname, who was unable to speak a word of Portuguese…in a kilt! But as a Scottish representative, I thought it appropriate and it actually went down very well.”

    Diabetes doctor on a stage in a kilt

    Dr Kevin Fernando brings a touch of Scotland to the Algarve

    Dr Fernando completed the Postgraduate Diploma in Diabetes in 2012 and graduated from the MSc in Diabetes in 2014 – both with Diploma MSc.

    The symposium was part of national 4-day general medicine update for over 2500 Portuguese GPs held at the Salgados Place Congress Centre in the Algarve.

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  2. More Published Papers from our Esteemed Tutors and Course Delegates

    We are excited to announce that our list of academic papers published by Course Directors, Course Tutors and Former Students has just grown!

    Congratulations to both Vinay S Eligar, Consultant in Diabetes and Endocrinology, University Hospital of Wales and our Diabetes Diploma Course tutor and director, and Emmeline de Gruchy, University Hospital Wales, and Diabetes Diploma student on your published paper titled ‘Review of the Pharmacological interventions and Bariatric surgery for Diabesity‘.

    We are always proud of students and tutors achievements. Well done both!

  3. From Staff Nurse to Diabetes Specialist Nurse

    Postgraduate Diploma in Diabetes graduate, Sam Matthews, reveals how our course had a significant impact on his medical career.

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  4. An Interview with Dr. Larry Distiller about the successful Diploma-MSc – CDE partnership

    As well as our collaborative partner,  the University of South Wales, Diploma MSc has built up an effective partnership with the Centre for Diabetes and Endocrinology (CDE) in South Africa. Working together since 2010, Diploma MSc and The CDE have helped healthcare professionals successfully complete the Postgraduate Diploma in Diabetes, with many then going on to complete the MSc. Today, I’d  like to share with you an extract from an interview with Dr. Larry Distiller, Principal Physician & Managing Director from The CDE, on how our partnership has helped so many healthcare professionals, and consequently their patients, in South Africa.

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  5. World Diabetes Day 2016

    Today is World Diabetes Day – Are you ready to upskill your knowledge in this field?

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