The aim of this lecture is to provide students with basic knowledge and understanding of the nature and management of childhood diabetes mellitus


The learning objectives are

Define the nature, types, clinical presentation and complications of diabetes mellitus

Recognize the clinical presentation of diabetes mellitus including diabetic ketoacidosis

Describe the use of laboratory tests for diagnosis and follow up of diabetes mellitus including the use and value of home blood glucose monitoring

Interpret the laboratory tests of diabetes mellitus and diabetic ketoacidosis

Describe the initial and long term management of diabetes mellitus

Describe the management of diabetic ketoacidosis

Demonstrate the main principles of diabetic education and counseling