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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.

Learning Outcomes

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.

Course Agenda

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
  • Dietitians
  • Pharmacists


  • 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

Delegates Receive

  • 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

Gill Dunn, Diabetes Specialist Nurse