Practical Diabetes Management Course
Essential training for Healthcare Professionals caring for people with type 2 diabetes.


Diabetes Training & Management Services (DTMS) offers this training course to Healthcare Professionals working in primary care. This course is accredited by the Royal College of Physicians (RCGP) and the CPD Certification Service (CPD)

These training dates are exclusive to Barnet CCG for GPs and PNs.
Module 1:
(2-day programme)
Mon 11th & Tues 12th September 2017 Closed
Module 2:
(2-day programme)
Sat 4th & Sat 11th November 2017 Book Course (4 Places Remaining)
Time: 9.00am – 5.00pm - (lunch provided)
Venue: Finchley Memorial Hospital, Training Rooms 2 & 3 (2nd Floor), Granville Road, London, N12 0JE (Free Parking)
Venue Map: Map and directions
For more information on this training Email: info@diabtestrainingservices.co.uk or call Haydn on 07930 559 121.

The aim of the course:

This programme has been designed to equip GPs and Practice Nurses in Primary Care with the ability and confidence to diagnose and manage patients with uncontrolled Type 2 diabetes as well as safely prescribe and administer oral diabetes agents and injectable therapies.


Module 1 (2-day programme):

  • Pathophysiology of diabetes
  • Diagnostic criteria and screening
  • Diet and weight management
  • Motivating skills
  • Long term complications of diabetes
  • Diabetes footcare
  • Type 2 diabetes management – Updated NICE guidelines 2015
  • Blood glucose monitoring and local guidelines
  • Other: insurance; sick day rules, employment
Entry Requirements
  1. Managing Diabetes patients

Module 2 (2-day programme):
  • Physiology of insulin
  • Type of insulin
  • Education involved when starting on insulin
  • Education involved when starting on GLP-1
  • Which insulin to start with?
  • Practical workshop and case studies
Entry Requirements
  1. Dedicated diabetes clinic
  2. Module 1 of this programme or Warwick diabetes course or any equivalent
  3. Intention to start injectable therapies in own practice

Teaching methods:

This is an interactive programme. You will learn through lectures, practical group and guided reading. You will benefit from guided discussions and have the opportunity to practise the skills you have learnt during the sessions.


Who is the course for?

  • GPs
  • Practice Nurses

Why is the course important?

Diabetes is on the increase and diabetes has been highlighted as one of the long term conditions. Therefore, it is important to understand the complexities of managing a person with diabetes as well as the daily challenges presented by this condition. This course is designed to give attendees the knowledge and confidence when caring for people with diabetes.

The course is facilitated by Diabetes Specialist Healthcare Professionals with many years of experience in teaching and managing people with diabetes.

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