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Pharmacy and medicines in diabetes care

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.


How to: manage insulin administration in the community, Diabetes UK (February 2016) (PDF, 242KB)


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.

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