Identifying and Treating Monogenic Diabetes is organized by International Society of Nurses in Genetics (ISONG).
Start Date: 10 Jul 2018
End Date: 10 Jul 2022
Who Should Attend?
This webinar will be of interest to all healthcare professionals involved in diabetes care. No previous experience of monogenic diabetes will be required. Any healthcare professionals looking to ensure their patients have the correct diagnosis and treatment and interested in increasing their awareness of monogenic diabetes should attend.
This webinar will provide an update on monogenic diabetes, highlighting how to identify possible cases and the impact of a genetic diagnosis. Genes causing both maturity onset diabetes of the young (MODY) and neonatal diabetes will be discussed. Simple and inexpensive steps which can be taken to aid differential diagnosis will be described. Case studies will be used to highlight the specific characteristics associated with different types of monogenic diabetes, ensuring the appropriate tests are recommended, enabling accurate diagnosis and most appropriate treatment. Ensuing treatment changes, implications for other family members and the emotional impact of a ‘new genetic diagnosis’ and the consequence of stopping insulin injections, even after many years on this treatment, will be discussed.
During this presentation attendees will learn:
• How to identify individuals likely to have monogenic diabetes
• Aids to differential diagnosis (for example use of MODY probability calculator, c-peptide and antibodies)
• Where to access more information on monogenic diabetes