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Diabetes care in care homes

By 2050 the number of people aged 85+ years will be over eight million in the UK. The number of older people living with diabetes is set to rise, with a growing population requiring care in their older age. One in four people in care homes have diabetes.

Use the following resources and tools to improve care for people living with diabetes in care homes.

Essential Reading




Shared Practice Examples


Training courses

The new set of modules below, developed by Professor Alan Sinclair, are to support staff working in care and residential homes who look after residents living with diabetes. 

Module A - Principles of Diabetes: 

  1. Screening prevention and early detection (PDF, 1.35MB) 
  2. Promoting self care (PDF, 769KB)
  3. Basics of Diabetes (PDF, 943KB)
  4. Diet and exercise (PDF, 756KB)
  5. Blood glucose and urine monitoring (PDF, 475KB)

Module B - Treating Diabetes: 

  1. Oral therapies (PDF, 964KB) 
  2. Injectable therapies (PDF, 1.04MB)
  3. Hypoglycaemia (PDF, 1.04MB) 
  4. Hyperglycaemia (PDF, 385KB)
  5. Intercurrent illness (PDF, 870KB)

Module C - Vascular and Non Vascular Complications of Diabetes:

  1. Neuropathy and diabetes foot disease (PDF, 1.06MB)
  2. Nephropathy (PDF, 899KB)
  3. Retinopathy (PDF, 806KB)
  4. Cardiovascular disease (PDF, 628KB)

Disclaimer - Please note you may find this information of use but please note that these pages are not updated or maintained regularly and some of this information may be out of date.

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