Diabetes, cholesterol and triglycerides: the big picture for medical translators and editors
Diabetes mellitus (DM) is a serious disease with debilitating complications if left to run out of control. The type 2
variant (non-insulin dependent DM) has an established causal link to obesity. A good grasp of the basics behind the body’s sugar metabolism is essential in order to be add value to our professional services when translating or editing in the field of diabetology or associated subjects.
This seminar is aimed at more established medical and pharmaceutical translators and authors’ editors. It aims to increase their knowledge and confidence over diabetes, cholesterol and triglyceride metabolism and give them a more comprehensive and fuller picture of what lies behind these topics in clinical and pathological terms.
The talk is pitched at quite an advanced level and starts with a brief overview of the anatomy of the pancreas and sugar metabolism: location, cellularity. Islets of Langherans (IoL). Glucagon and insulin hormone function. Diagnostics and classification into type 1 and 2 (type 1.5?) variants. Serious complications, which can be both acute (hypoglycaemia and hyperglycaemia) or chronic (eye, kidney and foot) complications. Diabetic ketoacidosis (DKA). We will move on to look at treatments including IoL transplants, common insulin administration, oral antidiabetics (e.g. Metformin) and their mechanism of action. Monitoring using glucometry and HbA1c levels will be discussed prior to some general advice on how best to ward off the disease. Towards the end I quiz attendees on the central messages before closing with some useful references for further study and inviting a Q&A session.
Jason Willis-Lee, MITI
Jason graduated in physiology after training as a doctor for over three years at Bristol Medical School including one year’s full hospital training. He put in a brief stint as a clinical research associate before switching into applied linguistics and earning a postgraduate diploma in translating and interpreting from the University of Bath. He now works full time in Madrid as a freelance Med Pharm translator in the Spanish-English and French-English language pairs. He has recently taken a livelier interest in training medical translators on medical topics and is working on developing a knack for explaining technical concepts to a lay audience. Recent work of note includes a publication on best practices whilst working for Spanish/Latin American doctors seeking qualification before the British GMC (ITI Bulletin) and a professional webinar on haematology (eCPD webinars).
1 hour 14 min
Who should watch it?
This video is aimed at more established medical and pharmaceutical translators and authors’ editors. It will aim to increase their knowledge and confidence over diabetes, cholesterol and triglyceride metabolism and give them a more comprehensive and fuller picture of what lies behind these topics in clinical and pathological terms.
What are the benefits to you?
After this video you will be more aware of the complexities of diabetes, cholesterol and triglycerides and increase your knowledge of the medical translation.