Introduction to diabetes GP2104
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.
- 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