Professional Development

Darwin CPD Dinner “Changing Understandings of Youth-Onset Type 2 Diabetes – An Update”

Darwin CPD Dinner “Changing Understandings of Youth-Onset Type 2 Diabetes – An Update”

The NT PHN invites Darwin Health Professionals to join us for a CPD education evening with Dr Angela Titmuss at the Mercure Airport Resort.


“Changing Understandings of Youth-Onset Type 2 Diabetes – An Update”

Who is this event for?

GPs, nurses and allied health clinicians working with young people living with early-onset type two diabetes.


Dr Angela Titmuss is a paediatric endocrinologist and paediatrician at Royal Darwin Hospital, providing outreach and clinical support for paediatric endocrinology across the NT.  

She is also Senior Research Fellow at Menzies School of Health Research, working within the youth type 2 diabetes team of the diabetes across the Lifecourse: Northern Australian Partnership.  

Angela’s PhD explored the prevalence and characteristics of youth-onset type 2 diabetes among Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander young people in northern Australia.  

Her PhD also explored the impact of maternal hyperglycaemia in pregnancy on the growth, cardiometabolic profile and developmental risk of children, part of the Pregnancy and Neonatal Diabetes Outcomes in Remote Australia (PANDORA) study.  

She is now leading the ‘Doing it Together’ study to co-design and pilot peer-support and peer-led diabetes education in the Big Rivers region of the NT, as well as a Chief Investigator on a project aiming to enhance clinical support for newly-diagnosed youth across NT and FNQ, as well as evaluate screening approaches for youth-onset type 2 diabetes.  

Angela is also an Investigator on several studies exploring prevention strategies for obesity and type 2 diabetes in childhood, as well as the development of new models of care for youth engagement.  

She sits on multiple regional and national representative bodies regarding youth-onset type 2 diabetes and has been heavily involved in clinical guideline development and workforce education. 

 Learning Objectives

By the end of this session, participants will be able to:

  1. Identify key differences in pathophysiology, prognosis, and management between youth-onset and later-onset type 2 diabetes.
  2. Understand the specific needs of young people with type 2 diabetes based on lived experience studies.
  3. Assess evidence for different treatment options in youth-onset type 2 diabetes.


*One hour of self-reported CPD.
*As a general guide, one hour of active learning equates to one hour of CPD. It is the responsibility of the individual student to calculate how many hours of active learning have been completed. The hours of active learning estimated above should act as a guide to CPD hours.


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