Diabetes, a Disease that Must be Guided by the Hand of an Expert

The Professional Master’s Degree Update on Endocrinology of TECH trains professionals with the latest updates to supply the treatment for diabetes.

Nowadays it is more common to hear about diabetes and the negative implications it has on people’s health and quality of life. For that reason, the Professional Master’s Degree Update on Endocrinology from TECH trains specialist to supply the proper guidance to their patients who already suffer from this disease or who are at risk of suffering from it which is a long-term (chronic) disease in which the body cannot regulate the amount of sugar in the blood due to abnormal insulin secretion and varying degrees of peripheral insulin resistance, leading to the onset of hyperglycemia.

The symptoms include polydipsia, polyphagia, polyuria and blurred vision, and late complications are vascular disease, peripheral neuropathy, nephropathy, and predisposition to the development of infections, among others. There are two main types of diabetes, and the causes and risk factors are different for each type:

  • Type 1: It is less common and can occur at any age, but is most often diagnosed in children, adolescents, or young adults. The body produces less or no insulin because the cells in the pancreas that produce insulin stop working, the exact cause of the inability to produce enough insulin is unknown and the treatment consists in daily insulin injections.
  • Type 2: This one is more common and always occurs in adulthood, but because of high rates of obesity (not all people with this type are overweight or obese), children and adolescents are now being diagnosed with the disease. The body is resistant to insulin and does not use it as effectively as it should.

However, there are also other causes that trigger diabetes that are not in the two types mentioned above:

  • Monogenic diabetes due to genetic defects affecting beta cell function, insulin action, or mitochondrial DNA.
  • Conditions affecting the pancreas such as cystic fibrosis, pancreatitis, hemochromatosis, pancreatectomy.
  • Endocrinopathies such as Cushing’s syndrome, acromegaly.
  • Drugs, especially glucocorticoids, beta-blockers, protease inhibitors, atypical antipsychotics, immune checkpoint inhibitors and calcineurin inhibitors.
  • It may be hereditary.

Also, the general recommendations for the treatment of this disease consist of diet, exercise, use of oral hypoglycemic agents, injectable glucagon-like peptide-1 (GLP-1) receptor agonists, insulin, or a combination of these. However, each case is independent and should be guided by a doctor to be handled in the most comprehensive manner.

Professional Master’s Degree Update on Endocrinology

TECH Technological University created this program due to the need for specialists with updated knowledge in autoimmune pathologies, adrenal gland disorders or endocrinological emergencies of various kinds, considering the importance of Endocrinology as one of the fields responsible for the causes of aging, obesity, or diabetes, among others that affects a huge part of the population in the world.

In this way, the institution offers to its students the latest knowledge in physiopathology of diseases hand in hand with the best specialists in the field who can supply their expertise, and during the program they will learn with graphic, schematic, and eminently practical contents and exercises, theoretical lessons, discussion forums with experts and individual reflection work.

On each module this master’s degree treats in depth in topics such as hypothalamus, pituitary gland, autoimmune pathology, clinical nutrition and dietetics, thyroid, parathyroid gland and MEN, adrenal gland disorders, women and endocrinology, obesity, metabolic syndrome, dyslipidemia, diabetes mellitus, miscellaneous, endocrinological emergencies, disorders of intermediate metabolism and bone metabolism, among others.

Re-Learning method

The Professional Master’s Degree Update on Endocrinology of TECH is developed entirely online. During the 12 months of training, the student has access to the program’s contents at any time and from any device, allowing them to self-manage the study time with maximum flexibility and adapt to each student’s schedule.

It has its own learning method, ‘Re-Learning’, based on asynchrony and self-management. The contents are presented in an attractive and dynamic way in multimedia capsules that include audio, videos, images, diagrams, and conceptual maps to corroborate knowledge.

TECH Technological University

TECH Technological University, the world’s largest university, is also the official online university of the NBA (National Basketball Association) in Latin America. It belongs to the TECH educational group, a Spanish-owned multinational recognized by the Financial Times as one of the 200 fastest-growing companies in Europe. The company, founded and directed by Manuel Sánchez-Cascado de Fuentes, has also been considered the most highly valued Spanish technology company in the last 15 years.

Thanks to its fully digital learning system, it supplies training to students from anywhere in the world. An international trajectory has allowed it to become a benchmark in distance learning, with a catalogue of over 10,000 programs, over 100,000 new students each year, and 500,000 graduates from over 150 countries.

Specialized highly qualified postgraduate programs, they offer their students the best training programs at an international level, being leaders in employability with 99% of their students working in the first twelve months, according to data from the consulting firm KPMG.