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Diabetes in Healthcare

Diabetes in Healthcare is an introductory diabetes education tool for healthcare professionals covering Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes. It has been developed by Diabetes UK and Bupa to allow easy access to good-quality diabetes education.

Who is it suitable for?

It is specifically designed for healthcare professionals, who do not work in a diabetes specialist area. It is suitable for nurses, healthcare assistants, dietitians, doctors and pharmacists.

How do I complete the training?

Diabetes in Healthcare is accredited by the Royal College of Nursing and endorsed by the Royal Pharmaceutical Society, and is flexible to fit round a busy work schedule. It consists of an introduction and seven distinct modules and takes around 2.5 hours to complete.

Content is interactive, with assessment at the end of the course once all modules are completed. Once the assessment is passed, the learner can obtain a certificate and can attribute the time to their ongoing CPD.

Topics covered include:

  • How to recognise the symptoms of diabetes, and how it can be diagnosed
  • How to treat diabetes through lifestyle and medication and what to do if not under control
  • How diabetes is monitored, both by healthcare professionals and by the patient
  • How to recognise people at risk of complications associated with diabetes, and how to support them to reduce these risks
  • How diabetes affects patients' lives, and how to support the patient emotionally throughout their diagnosis and treatment
  • How to encourage self-management and structured education.

Go to www.diabetesinhealthcare.co.uk to sign up and start the programme.

Looking for other education? See our page of diabetes conferences for professionals or our page on diabetes training courses for professionals. 

Another source of information is our online education course - aimed at people newly diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes. Go straight to the Type 2 Diabetes and Me website or read our page about the programme.