Comprehensive Diabetes Mellitus Physiotherapy Management

Comprehensive Diabetes Mellitus Physiotherapy Management Aim to

As therapists, we are often involved in symptomatic care of diabetes related complications. This happens mostly when a patient is diagnosed with diabetes for several years. I would like to present this Comprehensive Diabetes Mellitus Physiotherapy Management course with a perspective of involving therapists in not only curative phase but also for prevention of diabetes. This CPD course about diabetes helps PT and OT identify diabetes in an individual long before they are formally diagnosed. We, as allied health professionals, should be involved in complete care of the patient from lifestyle modifications onwards to their long term physical and mental well being. This CPD  course will highlight the role of OTs in cognitive aspects and role of PTs for customized exercise prescriptions for individual patient needs. We are far from one size fits all regimen of diet and exercise as far as management of diabetes is concerned. It takes a village to manage a patient with diabetes. I am hoping we take this awareness and share it with our medical colleagues, and seek involvement not just in symptomatic therapy but also in prevention of disease processes.

Learning objectives:

  1. To gain an insight about the challenges faced by the patients in understanding diabetes due to limited resources available and lack of psychosocial assistance.
  2. To empower the clinicians with discussing and addressing the need of the patient facing with challenges with their diagnosis
  3. To understand the role of PT and OT, and how they can help the patients and their families both physically and psychosocially. To bring awareness to the medical fraternity about utilizing therapies for the diagnosis of Diabetes, not just for complications of.
  4. To use evidence-based strategies for treatments and customizing to patient and family needs.

Course Curriculum :

  • 45 min: diabetes statistics and symptoms of type 1 and type 2 diabetes
  • 60 min: role of Occupational therapist in diabetes management : pediatric and adult population
  • 60 min: role of Physiotherapist in diabetes management and criteria for exercise prescription: effects of exercises, types of exercises and diagnoses specific exercises.
  • 15 min: case studies, Q&A

Who Should Enroll:


Physiotherapy Assistant

Occupational therapists

Occupation therapy assistants


Credit Hours :

3 hours

From this CPD course candidate will learn the latest evidence based research, *special section on Covid-19 effect on diabetes, how to work together as a PT/OT team as well as individual roles that are life changing for the patient.



2h 43m 59s

About the Author

Dr Rina Pandya PT DPT

Dr Rina Panday PT DPT best physiotherapist in UK CPD courses instructor

Senior lecturer of Physiotherapy, author " Orthopedic Assessments Made Easy" available on Amazon / physiotherpy webinar /education specialist.

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