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Diabetes in Healthcare

Please note that the Diabetes in Healthcare course is closing on Thursday, 30 June 2022. Our digital education for healthcare professionals will now be on the Diabetes UK CPD website (continuing professional development).

Diabetes in Healthcare is an introductory diabetes education tool for healthcare professionals covering type 1 and type 2 diabetes. It has been developed by Diabetes UK and Bupa to allow easy access to good-quality diabetes education.


Start the Diabetes in Healthcare course

Who is it suitable for?

It is specifically designed for healthcare professionals, who do not work in a diabetes specialist area. It is suitable for nurses, healthcare assistants, dietitians, doctors and pharmacists.

How do I complete the training?

Diabetes in Healthcare is accredited by the Royal College of Nursing and endorsed by the Royal Pharmaceutical Society, and is flexible to fit round a busy work schedule. It consists of an introduction and seven distinct modules and takes around 2.5 hours to complete.

Content is interactive, with assessment at the end of the course once all modules are completed. Once the assessment is passed, the learner can obtain a certificate and can attribute the time to their ongoing CPD.

Topics covered include:

  • How to recognise the symptoms of diabetes, and how it can be diagnosed
  • How to treat diabetes through lifestyle and medication and what to do if not under control
  • How diabetes is monitored, both by healthcare professionals and by the patient
  • How to recognise people at risk of complications associated with diabetes, and how to support them to reduce these risks
  • How diabetes affects patients' lives, and how to support the patient emotionally throughout their diagnosis and treatment
  • How to encourage self-management and structured education.

Go to to sign up and start the programme.

Looking for other education? See our page of diabetes conferences for professionals or our page on diabetes training courses for professionals.

Another source of information is our Learning Zone - aimed at people living with diabetes.

Please note

We are aware that some organisations have restrictive firewalls which can prevent registration. An error message comes up that, confusingly, says that you are already registered when this isn’t the case.

Try creating your account from home. Another option might be to register using a smartphone via your mobile phone’s network. These issues usually crop up during account creation only and once an account has been created, there shouldn’t be any further trouble accessing the course, from work or elsewhere.

If you still can't register please email us at

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