Diabetes 10 Point Training

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This training series supports healthcare staff access basic diabetes training relevant to their roles.

Each topic covers 10 points:

  • Point 1: The Person
  • Point 2: Know the Difference Between the Types of Diabetes
  • Point 3: Blood Glucose Monitoring
  • Point 4: Hypoglycaemia (low blood glucose)
  • Point 5: Hyperglycaemia (high blood glucose)
  • Point 6: Insulin and Medication Safely
  • Point 7: Feet
  • Point 8: Eating with Diabetes
  • Point 9: Referring to the GP, Diabetes Care Provider, Mental Health or Podiatry Team
  • Point 10: Ensure Access to Diabetes Care, Information and Review

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The training is delivered through a series of short videos, talking you through each of the points, links for further reading and quizzes that will reinforce the learning from each section.

When you finish the topic, you will receive a certificate and reflection document as well as CDEP rewards.

How long will it take me to complete one of the topics?

It may take you about 1 hour to work through the topic.
However, you don’t have to complete it in one go - do it in "bite-sized" sections as your time allows!
Your progress will automatically be saved.

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A foreword by: Professor Gerry Rayman

Diabetes Consultant – The Diabetes Centre, Ipswich Hospital.Gerry rayman
Diabetes UK’s Inpatient Clinical Lead
GIRFT (Getting it Right First Time) Co-lead for Diabetes

It is inevitable that everyone delivering health care will encounter someone with diabetes in their day to day work. It affects nearly 1 in 10 adults, 1 in 6 of those over the age of 65 years and 1 in 5 inpatients.

In the majority of cases, diabetes is a co-morbidity. However, if not appropriately managed, it could result in acute life-threatening complications of Hypoglycaemia, Diabetic Ketoacidosis and Hyperosmolar Hyperglycaemic State. There is also a high risk of life-threatening limb and foot disease.

Although diabetes management can be complex, there are some very basic yet important aspects of care that every health care professional should be aware of which, if applied, will prevent these acute complications. The Diabetes 10 Point Training Programme presents these in a straightforward and engaging way. If all health care professionals were to deliver these basic principles of diabetes care to their patients with diabetes, a lot of suffering and mortality could be prevented”.

Thank You and Acknowledgements

Nwl logoThe Diabetes 10 Point Training was developed by Ruth Miller, Diabetes Nurse Consultant and the content is owned by NHS North West London CCG.

They are extremely grateful for the input and support of their Partners In Diabetes, who have ensured that the person living with diabetes has been considered throughout and that their best interests remain a central priority at all times.

They would like to acknowledge and thank the following colleagues for their valuable contributions and insights.

  • Dr Alex Bickerton, Consultant in Diabetes and Endocrinology, Yeovil District Hospital NHS Foundation Trust,
  • Dr Amrit Sachar, Consultant Liaison Psychiatrist and former Mental Health Lead for North West London Diabetes Transformation Programme
  • Dr Daniel Morganstein, Consultant in Diabetes and Endocrinology, Chelsea & Westminster Foundation Trust
  • Dr Debbie Wake, Co-founder and CEO MyWay Digital Health / University of Edinburgh Reader / NHS Diabetes Consultant / MyDiabetesMyWay Clinical Lead
  • Professor Gerry Rayman, Diabetes Consultant, Ipswich Hospital, Diabetes UK’s Inpatient Clinical Lead and GIRFT Co-lead for Diabetes.
  • Kieran Lewis, Diabetes Mental Health Nurse Specialist & Registered Mental Nurse (RMN) Clinical Educator: Central and North West London NHS Foundation Trust
  • Dr Miranda Rosenthal, Consultant in Diabetes and Endocrinology, Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust
  • Peter Beard, Delivery Manager Learning Disabilities Autism and Carers: North West London CCG
  • Shamim Jivraj, Lead Pharmacist Adult Health, North West London CCG
  • Dr Vassiliki Bravis, Consultant in Diabetes and Endocrinology Imperial College Healthcare NHS

They would also like to acknowledge Inpatient Diabetes Training and Support (ITS) for use of their videos and resources (Diabetes Care at the University Hospitals of Leicester and Leicester Diabetes Centre) and thank NHS Creative ( for designing and producing the graphics for all the Diabetes 10 Point Training.

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