As well as making lifestyles changes, people with diabetes often need additional treatments such as medication to control their diabetes, blood pressure and cholesterol. They should be provided with the right information, advice and support by appropriately trained healthcare professionals.
Use the following resources and tools to improve the management, administration and optimisation of medicines for people with diabetes.
This how to guide provides practical, step-by-step information for managing insulin administration in community settings. Part 1 includes how to review the community diabetes caseload and identify how care can be improved. Part 2 includes how to develop and implement an insulin delegation programme.
Shared practice examples
Insulin administration by non-registered practitioners in Shropshire, The Journal of Diabetes Nursing website (2015)This article describes a project in Shropshire aimed at increasing diabetes knowledge levels and skills to support insulin administration in community settings by non-registered practitioners. Access Shropshire Community Health NHS Trust's policy for the administration of insulin by non-registered practitioners (PDF, 796KB).