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A83 Diabetes care in general practice

Course summary

This course is an excellent practical guide for practice nurses and HCAs who will be working with chronic disease and require grounding in assessment and current management trends for the patient with diabetes.

Who should attend?

Practice Nurses
Allied Health Professionals

Important notes

Morning and afternoon refreshments provided. All course material, evaluations and certificate of attendance included.

Completion of this course is not a guarantee of competency. Support and practice in the workplace with an experienced facilitator is required to attain competence level.


Course duration Course CPD In-house Course
1 day(s) 7 hour(s) POA

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Aims / objectives

  • Understand the pathophysiology of diabetes and its effects on the body systems.
  • Be more confident in assessing and monitoring the patient with diabetes.
  • Be familiar with current guideline treatment options.
  • Apply these options appropriately for safe patient care and management
  • Be more aware of diabetic complications and emergencies and how to manage this.
  • Be able to perform initial and follow up reviews for patients with diabetes

Course programme

  • Diabetes- epidemiology- a global and national perspective.
  • Understanding diabetes
  • How do we maintain blood glucose
  • Classification of Diabetes with emphasis on Type 1 and 2
  • Patho-physiology of Diabetes
  • Diagnosis of Diabetes
  • -Clinical signs and symptoms
  • -Risk factors such as obesity
  • -Diagnostic Criteria
  • -Understanding test results
  • Complications associated with diabetes
  • -Recognising and managing Hypo/Hyperglycaemia
  • -Neuropathy
  • -Nephropathy
  • -Retinopathy
  • -Risks of CVD
  • Management of Diabetes
  • Medicine and lifestyle management
  • -Overview of insulin regimes
  • -Driving
  • -Employment
  • -Empowerment model of care: The alphabet Strategy
  • -Concordance
  • Diabetic emergencies- identification and immediate management. Case scenarios
  • Review of National Guidelines and key studies.

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