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 (Nov 2019 n= 20,282), 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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  • This was an update to test my knowledge.

  • The importance of ensuring the right patient, right dose ,right insulin, right injection technique and right documentation id carried out on each visit.

  • I have learnt more about the different types of insulin and ways of administering the insulin. I have also learnt more about the health consequences associated with administering the incorrect dosage.

  • Another excellent module.

  • Safe use of insulin is very useful for junior doctors as the modules were made basic for easy understanding.