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Primary Care Course: The Essentials of Diabetes Care

Friday 20 March 2020: 08:30 - 16:30

SEC Glasgow

Our Primary Care Course is aimed at healthcare professionals wanting to learn the essentials of diabetes care. This one-day course will increase your knowledge, provide core resources and help you implement effective lifestyle advice crucial to the delivery of diabetes care for your patients.  

Register now 

Contact: healthcare@diabetes.org.uk



Gain knowledge and insights from leaders in diabetes care during sessions covering:

Time Session
08:30-09:10 Registration

Welcome by course chairs

Charles Odiase, Consultant Pharmacist in Primary Care and Diabetes Dacorum GP Federation (Lead Clinical Pharmacist)

Dr Raquel Delgado, Diabetes GP Lead


What is behind glucose variability and abnormal HbA1c results?

Dr Kevin Fernando, GP

Dr Seidu, GP, Leicester


What is new in blood pressure, lipid management, and kidney health?

Hannah Beba, Senior Pharmacist


Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease in diabetes: Diagnoses and management

Dr David Unwin, GP


Getting the diagnoses right: C-peptide indication and interpretation

Dr David Strain, Senior Clinical Lecturer

11:00-11:15 Refreshment break

Practical advice on living with diabetes: Lifestyle, diet, exercise, fasting, acute illness, and travelling

Sandra Wilson, Diabetes Specialist Nurse

11:45-12:00 Speakers Panel Q&A
12:00-13:00 Lunch

Foot assessments in primary care: Risk stratification, basic foot care interventions and referral pathways

Sandra Jones, Podiatry (Diabetes)

Fiona Main, Specialist Podiatrist


How to manage diabetes in people with a learning disability

Dr Amy Russell, Senior Research Fellow

Dr Sam Browning, GP and Clinical Lead for Learning Disability

14:00-14:15 Refreshment break

Assessment and practical interventions to support mental health well-being in diabetes

Debbie Cooke, Clinical Psychologist


Diabetic Retinopathy Screening Programme -Scotland

Mike Black, Scottish DRS Collaborative Coordinator


Pre-conception counselling and gestational diabetes aftercare

Dr Anne Dornhorst, Consultant Diabetologist with interest in antenatal diabetes


Type 2 diabetes in remission: Diagnoses, coding, and aftercare

Dr David Unwin, GP

16:05-16:20 Speakers Panel Q&A
16:20-16:30 Closing remarks



Additional Benefits

  • Network with fellow Primary Care healthcare professionals.
  • Enjoy access to the Diabetes UK Professional Conference exhibition hall and poster area.
  • Lunch and refreshments included.
  • CPD credits for your professional development.*

All for just £30 (+ VAT)

“Emphasis on lifestyle changes is key in diabetes management. I am putting a lot of the information learned immediately into practice”

2018 Delegate

*The 2019 Primary Care Course was accredited by the Royal College of Physicians for 6 CPD credits. We expect this to be the same with regards the 2020 Course.

Certificates will be sent out electronically approximately two weeks following the course.

Is the Primary Care Course a part of the Diabetes UK Professional Conference?

Our Primary Care Course is held alongside the last day of the Diabetes UK Professional Conference, at the same venue, but has a separate registration process and agenda.

Yet as a Primary Care Course delegate, you are still able to enjoy some of the benefits the Professional Conference has to offer:

  • Access the Professional Conference's bustling exhibition hall and take advantage of additional networking opportunities with fellow healthcare professionals and pharmaceutical and technology companies.
  • Visit the conference's poster area and view poster abstracts presented by your peers.

If you wish to access the full benefits of our professional conference, you can find out more information and additionally register as a conference delegate below.

Diabetes UK Professional Conference

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