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NB Medical Diabetes in Primary Care

The Hot Topics in Diabetes for Primary Care update course organised by NB Medical Education, provides essential knowledge and skills for all diabetes healthcare professionals in primary care, enabling effective patient management in an evidence-informed and patient-centred way. Designed and written by healthcare professionals working in primary care, this course is delivered with and recognised by Diabetes UK. It is suitable for GPs, practice nurses, dietitians and pharmacists. 

Course dates and more information 


"Excellent course.  Relevant, understandable, no graphs, research papers or irrelevancies.  All delivered with dynamism, humour and good common sense.  Thoroughly recommended."

Course delegate

Topics covered include:

The NHS Diabetes Prevention Programme

How does it work in practice? How do we identify and manage those at high risk of diabetes? Would you consider metformin for those individuals at high risk?

The diagnosis of diabetes

The distinction between T1DM and T2DM is increasingly blurred - can you confidently diagnose diabetes? What are the pitfalls of using HbA1c as a diagnostic tool? How do you identify those with MODY or LADA type diabetes?

What next after metformin? 

What are the pros and cons of the different classes of agents? Which can be safely prescribed in renal impairment? Which classes can improve cardiovascular outcomes in T2DM?

Top tips for insulin therapy

Do you prescribe insulin? Our Diabetes Specialist Nurse will increase your awareness and understanding of different types of insulin and how they work, and also highlight pitfalls and risks involved in insulin therapy.

Delegates receive:

  • a Diabetes for Primary Care update course reference book.
  • online access to the course reference booklet.
  • access to the webcast version of the course, (review and refresh all of the information you heard on the day).
  • 6 hours of CPD learning.
  • free to download the new NB App – access all your online material and videos on the go via your mobile phone.
  • automated upload of your CPD into your Clarity Appraisal Toolkit.

Bespoke Course for Diabetes in Primary Care

NB Medical provides their Diabetes in Primary Care update course for larger groups of healthcare professionals who require a Diabetes Update outside NB Medical’s usual course dates.  Working together, we can provide a tailored half/full day course for your group providing a Hot Topics lecturer, presentation, and all the usual materials and reference book that would accompany the course.

For more information, contact Alyson Laybourne


'The most useful course I have been on for a long time with an excellent entertaining speaker.'

Delegate feedback


If you would prefer to access this course online there is also a webinar version available.

NB Medical Hot Topics Diabetes for Primary Care Online

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