Each topic covers 10 points:
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.
Diabetes Consultant – The Diabetes Centre, Ipswich Hospital.
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”.
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.
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 (www.nhscreative.org) for designing and producing the graphics for all the Diabetes 10 Point Training.