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Diabetes 10 Point Training

The Training

Diabetes 10 Point Training is a resource designed for clinicians giving care to people with diabetes. It was developed by Ruth Miller, Lead Diabetes Nurse andDiabetes UK Local Clinical Champion.


Inpatient Diabetes Training


The Inpatient Diabetes Training was developed in recognition of the fact that many of the most complex patients have their care delivered by non-experts. The aim of the training is to recognise that all clinicians must possess a set of core competencies in order to keep their patients safe.


The training is delivered on wards in small groups or on a one-to-one basis. This method of training has been found to be the most powerful in effecting permanent and positive change in clinical practice.


Community Diabetes Training


The Community Diabetes Training is an adaptation of the original Inpatient Diabetes Training. Housebound people with diabetes are among the most vulnerable of patients, and often have complex needs. A pilot project to review insulin-treated housebound patients jointly with community nurses highlighted the need for specialist input for this group of patients.

The Community Diabetes Training was developed in recognition of the need to improve diabetes management of people being seen in the community. The initiative aims to increase knowledge, skills and confidence of community nurses, leading to improved patient safety and the promotion of individualised, patient-centred care.


The Community Diabetes Training consists of an introductory session followed by two half-day formal education sessions. How the training has affected practice will be determined by a follow-up survey 3–6 months later.


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