Diabetes Mellitus: Diagnosis, Prevention and Goals of Therapy

Publication ID Published Version
7944 January 25, 2011 1


This resource includes a PowerPoint presentation (with notes) reviewing how the diagnosis of diabetes is made, what exams/tests should be performed to prevent sequelae of diabetes, and how to determine goals of therapy. This presentation is used in lecture format to teach residents the need for a systematic approach to diabetes care. Residents learn the answers to the questions posed in the presentation. The significance of the presentation is helping physicians learn a systematic approach.


Sprabery L, George C, Brescia W. Diabetes Mellitus: Diagnosis, Prevention and Goals of Therapy. MedEdPORTAL Publications; 2011. Available from: https://www.mededportal.org/publication/7944   http://dx.doi.org/10.15766/mep_2374-8265.7944

Contains time-sensitive information that will likely be inaccurate, obsolete, or irrelevant by February 24, 2013

Educational Objectives

  1. To be able to learn how the diagnosis of diabetes is made.
  2. To be able to learn what tests/examinations should be routinely performed to prevent the long-term sequelae of diabetes mellitus.
  3. To be able to determine how to select treatment goals.


  • Diabetes Mellitus, Metabolic Disorder, Prediabetes


  • Medical
    • Family Medicine
    • Internal Medicine
      • Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism
    • Preventive Medicine


  • Knowledge for Practice
  • Patient Care

Instructional Methods

  • Lecture

Organ Systems

  • Endocrine system

Academic Focus

  • Basic Sciences
    • Biochemistry/Cell Biology
    • Pharmacology/Toxicology
  • Clinical Sciences
    • Clinical Skills/Doctoring

Intended Audience

  • Professional School
    • Medical Student
  • Professional School Post-Graduate Training
    • Resident


  • Presentation

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