About This Webinar
Recent evidence from general practice indicates that approximately 33% of diabetic patients are dead within one year of diagnosis. Yes you read that correctly – 33%!!

This lecture will focus on the reasons behind these disturbing figures and in particular the increasing recognition of the importance of a triangulated effort between the members of the veterinary team, the owner and the patient in achieving a successful outcome of standard “diabetics”. There will also be discussion around achieving a balance between some level of standardisation and the need for individual flexibility.

Learning Outcomes

  • Recognition and understanding of what concerns owners the most about taking on a diabetic patient

  • Because of the reasons above a recognition of the need to emphasise principles not protocols

  • An understanding of the limitations of the variable importance of different forms of insulin, different feeding regimes and the pros and cons of different monitoring techniques available in 2020.



This program is approved for 1 hour of CE credit in jurisdictions which recognize RACE approval.

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David Church
BVSc, PhD, MACVSc, FHEA, MRCVS
David is currently a Professor of Small Animal Studies at the Royal Veterinary College. He has spent over 30 years in small animal specialist practices and is the author of over 180 peer-reviewed publications on companion animal endocrinology and small animal medicine. He has been a long-standing advocate of the benefits of veterinarians developing a logical approach to clinical reasoning to complement their pattern recognition skills. As a co-founder of VetCompass, he is also passionate about developing mechanisms to define and understand the disorders encountered in general practice and how to optimise their management.