Diabetes Mellitus The Team Approach & Importance of Nurses

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About the course

Grant Petrie qualified from Cambridge University and then went to Bristol University Veterinary School for an internship. He subsequently undertook specialist training in Small Animal Internal Medicine at the Royal Veterinary College, London. After a period in a private referral practice, he returned to the RVC as a Lecturer in Small Animal Medicine. Grant now runs an internal medicine referral service in London at the London and Bayswater Referral Clinics. He has a particular interest in endocrine diseases, particularly diabetes mellitus.

Aside from his clinical roles, Grant has been involved with the profession in numerous other ways. He has delivered lectures and seminars on various aspects of small internal medicine to undergraduates, veterinary nurses and veterinary surgeons in the UK and overseas for the past 20 years. He acts as a consultant to a number of pharmaceutical & nutrition companies, particularly in relation to the development and use of products for endocrine diseases. He has been a volunteer for the British Small Animal Veterinary Association since 2001, with a specific interest in, and passion for, developing and delivering continuing education to the veterinary profession. He was President of the BSAVA from 2010-2011. He has been a government advisor, an expert witness and he has also served on BVA & RCVS Committees.

About the Course
Want to know more about diabetes mellitus? Then this is the CPD course for you! Diabetes is a commonly encountered hormone disease in small animal practice and the key to a successful outcome is communication and teamwork. Nurses play a central role in managing these really interesting patients.

Who is it that owners usually look to for advice about their diabetic pets? You – of course! Why is my dog still so thirsty? Why is my cat getting thinner yet she doesn’t stop eating? What’s fructosamine? What are blood glucose curves and how do we interpret them? Why do diabetic dogs get cataracts? What’s the best diet for a diabetic cat? The answers to these questions, and many more, will be revealed.

This is a five-hour course covering all aspects of dog and cat diabetes. It will be an informal and interactive programme – delegates can participate as little or as much as they choose. The aim is to provide an enjoyable and informative day, focussing on practical advice to take back to your Practice.

What you’ll learn

  • Causes of diabetes mellitus
  • Understanding insulin – the good and the bad
  • How dog and cat diabetics differ
  • Getting cats in to remission
  • Importance of diet in managing diabetes
  • Glucose curves and home monitoring
  • Diabetic complications

Guest Speaker Grant Petrie
MA VetMB CertSAC CertSAM MRCVS, Consultations in Small Animal Internal Medicine
London Veterinary Clinic/Bayswater Referral

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