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 (June 2018 n=8053), an impressive 99.8% of our CDEP users reported that undertaking a CDEP topic, either confirms their high level of diabetes knowledge (13.6%) or alternatively, supports an improvement in their diabetes knowledge (86.2%).

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

  • 88% 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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  • Excellent module on hypoglycaemia, very informative and well suited for GPs

  • The nurses in the practice are the primary contact regarding diabetes monitoring and discussions with new diabetics but occasionally the GP is required to step in.
    This topic has been useful for updating me on some of the education information and on the statistics regarding living with diabetes.
    This will improve my patient care.

  • I feel more confident should I need to deal with a patient experiencing a hypo and what action to take.
    Very useful and informative topic.

  • Excellent platform for learning about diabetes.

  • Quick and easy topic to complete.