Managing Type 2 Diabetes in General Practice eLearning
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.
Aims of the Course
The course aims to equip healthcare professionals with the necessary knowledge and skills to manage diabetic patients in a primary care setting effectively. It focuses on providing an evidence-informed and patient-centred approach to the management of diabetes.
By the end of this course, participants will be able to:
- Describe the pathophysiology of diabetes and its systemic impacts.
- Discuss the latest updates on the NHS Diabetes Prevention Programme.
- Demonstrate increased confidence in assessing and monitoring diabetic patients.
- Differentiate between Type 1 and Type 2 Diabetes and understand the limitations of HbA1c in diagnosis.
- Evaluate the benefits and risks associated with various antidiabetic agents, especially in renal impairment.
- Analyse different types of insulin and their mechanisms of action.
- Identify the potential risks associated with insulin therapy and learn how to mitigate them.
- Implement patient-centred care plans that safely manage diabetes and its complications.
- Engage in continuous professional development through evidence-based practice.
This comprehensive course
- (Part 1): Introduction to Diabetes Assessment
- Understanding diabetes pathophysiology
- Basic assessment and monitoring techniques
- Overview of the NHS Diabetes Prevention Programme
- (Part 2): Advanced Diabetes Management
- In-depth analysis of diabetes types and diagnostics
- Critical appraisal of pharmacological treatments
- Insulin therapy: options, application, and risk management
- Complications of diabetes and management strategies
Participants should have a foundational understanding of general medical terms and conditions, basic patient assessment, and a commitment to enhancing patient care in diabetes management.
Who Should Attend
- Community Clinicians
- Practice Nurses
- Pathophysiology of Diabetes
- NHS Diabetes Prevention Programme
- Patient Assessment and Monitoring
- Type 1 vs. Type 2 Diabetes
- Diabetes Diagnostics: Role of HbA1c
- Pharmacotherapy in Diabetes: Agents and Prescribing Considerations
- Insulin Therapies: Types, Mechanisms, and Risks
- Management of Diabetes Complications
- Online access to course resources and handouts for 3 months
- Access to the online/webcast version of the course
- 3 hours of CPD learning
- Accreditation by CPDUK
Delivery Mode: Recorded Zoom Session
Lecturer : Gill Dunn, Diabetes Specialist Nurse