Education for people with diabetes
The prevalence of diabetes in the UK is currently around 6%, which means that approximately 3.2 million UK adults suffer from diabetes. Of these, approximately 90% have type 2 diabetes and it is thought that there are also almost a million people in the UK with undiagnosed type 2 diabetes. Self-care forms a substantial part of the management of this long term condition, and it is therefore essential that patients are provided with education and resources to help them make informed choices about their condition.
This resource, consisting of five assessment questions at intermediate level, tests your knowledge of the importance of patient education for people with diabetes. Complete the resource to obtain a certificate for one hour of continuing professional development to include in your annual portfolio.
Aims and objectives
On completion of this resource, you should have an understanding of:
Practice Nurse featured articles
Alphabet strategy for diabetes Available from https://www.abcdiabetes.co.uk/abc-for-healthcare-professionals/
Diabetes UK. State of the Nation: Challenges for 2015 and beyond, 2014.
ESC Guidelines on diabetes, pre-diabetes, and cardiovascular diseases developed in collaboration with the EASD (2013) available from https://eurheartj.oxfordjournals.org/content/early/2013/08/29/eurheartj.eht108.full.pdf
Holt T and Kumar S (2010) ABC of Diabetes Wiley Blackwell West Sussex
NICE NG28 Type 2 diabetes in adults - management, 2015. https://www.nice.org.uk/guidance/ng28
NICE NG18 Diabetes (type 1 and 2) in children and young people, 2015. https://www.nice.org.uk/guidance/ng18
NICE NG17 Type 1 diabetes in adults: diagnosis and management, 2015. https://www.nice.org.uk/guidance/ng17
Further education and training
Diabetes courses from Education for Health
Date of preparation: April 2014
Updated: January 2016