About the Cambridge Diabetes Education Programme

A diabetes competency-based e-learning platform

The Cambridge Diabetes Education Programme was designed and tested by a multi-disciplinary, diabetes specialist team, consisting of nurses, dietitians, podiatrists, health care assistants, general practitioners and hospital consultants.

It is based on a UK, nationally recognised, diabetes framework of competencies for healthcare practitioners, to ensure that they have the right diabetes skills and knowledge to support patients living with diabetes.

The various UK diabetes competency frameworks CDEP utilises are:

CDEP's content is continually reviewed and further developed to ensure the learning opportunities offered are evidence-based, up-to-date and relevant to the target audience. CDEP's outcomes are routinely audited to ensure that we are meeting healthcare practitioners' needs.

CDEP audit outcomes

In our last audit (May 2019 n= 15,249), an impressive 99.98% of our CDEP users reported that undertaking a CDEP topic, either confirms their high level of diabetes knowledge (14%) or alternatively, supports an improvement in their diabetes knowledge (86%).

For those reporting an improvement, the breakdown across our 3 outcomes domains is as follows:

  • 87% of users rate an improvement or significant improvement in competence.
  • 85% of users rate an improvement or significant improvement in confidence.
  • 86% of users rate an improvement or significant improvement in familiarity with diabetes guidelines

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  • Very interesting, informative and enjoyable course. Great format. Fits in perfectly with the busy schedule.

  • Will be able to better spot and prevent insulin mistakes and errors, as well as support staff prevent them.

  • Work in primary care so good update about insulin pumps
    I will be able to prepare my patients more regarding insulin pumps prior admissions

  • Very clear explanation about use of insulin and risks of its misuse (hypoglycaemia, DKA)
    This topic was explained very clearly and was easy to understand

  • Really good module for hospital nurses