Managing Diabetes

Managing Diabetes TrainingCourse introduction

The purpose of this one day course is to introduce / refresh participants knowledge and skills in the essential aspects of diabetes management in their practice setting.

Duration 1 day
Cost For prices please follow the link on the right to our Eventbrite page
Includes All course materials and certificate of attendance
Accreditation The Royal College of General Practitioners (RCGP) 6 CPD points awarded on completion.

Aims and Objectives

  • Identify their current knowledge of diabetes care and how confident they feel about offering advice to a patient with diabetes and or their family.
  • Identify the main differences between type 1 and type 2 diabetes and the implications thi­s has for the management of the person’s diabetes.
  • Understand the purpose and outcomes of the main treatment options for people with diabetes.
  • Discuss the importance of addressing the person’s needs and how regular clinic visits impact on the management of diabetes.
  • Discuss how to build relationships and establish an environment that enables the person with diabetes to take an active role in their diabetes management.

Course Contents


  • Aetiology and diagnosis of type 1 and type 2
  • Difference between type 1 and type 2 diabetes
  • Implications for practice
  • Management goals

Type 1

  • Treatment and management options
  • Carbohydrate awareness
  • Challenges in self-management
  • Hypoglycaemia and hyperglycaemia
  • Screening and the annual review

Type 2

  • First line treatment and step-wise options
  • Food choices and relation to risk
  • Activity and type2 diabetes
  • Cardiovascular disease and type 2 diabetes
  • Screening and annual review

Supporting people with diabetes and their family

  • Seeing the person not the disease
  • Consultation skills
  • Ongoing support needs

Specific sessions can also be offered in

  • Food and lifestyle messages for diabetes
  • Annual review and screening including foot care advice
  • Blood glucose monitoring
  • Consultation skills and relationship building
  • Complications and treatment options

who should attend?

  • Nurses
  • HCAs
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