Introduction to diabetes GP2104

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The course provides essential knowledge and skills for all healthcare professionals in primary care , enabling effective management  of diabetic patients using an evidence-informed and patient-centered approach.

Who can Attend:

This course is suitable for community clinicians,  practice nurses, dietitians and pharmacists. The  morning session covers Part 1 assessment of diabetic patients which is suitable for healthcare assistants


  • Understand the pathophysiology of diabetes and its effects on the body.
  • Update knowledge of the current NHS Diabetes prevention programme
  • Increase confidence in assessing and monitoring the patient with diabetes.
  • Distinguish between Type 1 and Type 2 Diabetes and pitfalls of using HbA1c as a diagnostic tool.
  • Understand the pros and cons of different classes of agent, prescribing in real impairment.
  • Increase awareness of different types of insulin and how they work.
  • Highlight pitfalls and risks involved in insulin therapy.
  • Apply these options appropriately for safe patient care and management
  • Recognise diabetes complications and manage these appropriately.

Delegates Receive:

  • Online access to to the course resources and handouts
  • Access to the online/webcast version of the course.
  • 6 hours of CPD learning.
  • Accreditation by CPDUK

*** This is a recorded zoom session

Diabetes - Slides

Diabetes Guidelines
Diabetes for General Practice

Diabetes - Presentation

Presentation – Diabetes – Part 1
Presentation – Diabetes – Part 2
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