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. Core
The importance (of) mental health in diabetes. Good variety of subject covered in this module.
It will definitely highlight the importance of coding and that all are responsible to make improvements in education uptake. Intermediate
Highlighted the differences between type1 and type 2 and also the importance of referrals and getting the patients the help they need.
Often, as a paramedic, we visit patients and treat their hypo but often don't look deeply into the why?
This has helped me to look at the lifestyles and underlying social issues.
Very informative section Core
The importance of structured education being offered throughout a lifetime of care, I thought it was only for the beginning.
Be mindful of offering structured education at every opportunity.
A really useful module. Diabetes Specialist
I enjoyed this topic and learned a lot from doing it. I feel it will enhance my role as a practice nurse seeing people with diabetes. Diabetes Specialist5/8
It's everyone's role within the organisation to ensure that the (structured education) coding is correct as current figures may not actually be a true reflection...
I will be more aware of what coding is and the implications of making sure that it's correct.
It's interesting (hearing about) what courses are on offer for the patient and that the care that patients receive and guidance from diagnosis. Core
I have learnt about the different support available for Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes and how important (structured educational) referral is at all stages of treatment.
Motivational Interviewing skills I attained from this course will aid me in consultations support behaviour change to a greater extent and help to set goals for each patient.
This section was very helpful with a lot of hints, tips and misconceptions of diabetes. Diabetes Expert
Reinstates importance of education for those with diabetes and helping them to set realistic goals based on evidence based research and practice.
Be more confident in discussing educational programmes
Great refresher module Intermediate
I am now more focused on mental health and the impact of living with diabetes can have on the individual. Diabetes Specialist1/5
This module was really useful for improving my practice. Diabetes Expert2/5
I have a new appreciation of the link between mental health and long term chronic conditions, even if patients are being managed well and appear physically well.
The importance of a multidisciplinary team cannot be emphasized enough.
Excellent topic - thank you! Diabetes Specialist
In all honesty I had not given much thought to how diabetes could impact on mental health and so I have defiantly learnt a lot in this topic.
I will be more mindful of mental health issues surrounding glycaemic control and feel more confident in knowing who to get in touch with if I encounter someone with Diabetes who is struggling with their mental health as a result of it. Intermediate
Gave me more insight into how people with diabetes may feel about their disease and just how difficult it can be to deal with. Core5/5
Easy to use, quite intuitive and useful to dip in and out. Diabetes Expert1/5
Useful to be able to access education at a time and place to suit me. Diabetes Specialist2/5
Found the topic very useful! Gained knowledge on several chapters that I was not so confident before the e-learning. Core3/5
I found the level was just right for me in this topic and I learnt quite a lot of new information. I feel more able to give patients the information they need. Core4/5
Useful module to refresh on areas we are using in our education sessions with patients. Intermediate5/5
Very relevant to my practice. New information and very good resources... Diabetes Specialist1/6
A useful way to fit your study into a crowded lifestyle - small pieces that can be accessed when you need them. Intermediate2/6
A useful way to fit study into a busy lifestyle - small chunks that can be accessed when free! Diabetes Specialist3/6
CDEP is a helpful tool for nurses especially student nurses to enhance their knowledge with learning about Diabetes. Very well recommended. Intermediate4/6
This was a useful module - important to work with patient and acknowledge difficulties, not be dictating what should be done. Core5/6
All areas are relevant to promoting self care. Hopefully improving self care within our patients helps us to improve safety and effective care. Very useful topic and relevant to everyday care if our patients. Intermediate6/6
Excellent module on hypoglycaemia, very informative and well suited for GPs Diabetes Specialist1/6
Very good chapter and an appropriate level - hugely increased my knowledge on a practical level. Diabetes Specialist2/6
Very informative and a nice format. Having the self assessment questions first is a good way of getting a kick in the backside of what you thought you knew. Intermediate3/6
A very informative competency for all levels in the healthcare profession. Core4/6
It is not only improving my knowledge, it's giving me valuable resources to hand. Intermediate5/6
The subject was broken down into nice easy to manage bite size chunks that helped me retain the information. Core6/6
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. Intermediate
Excellent platform for learning about diabetes. Diabetes Specialist2/5
Quick and easy topic to complete. Core3/5
Excellent resource. Core4/5
Very useful and informative topic. Intermediate5/5
I find this a useful tool for updating and checking knowledge on the management of diabetes. Core1/4
This learning programme is good for my confidence - it's consolidating knowledge and reassuring me that I am giving correct info. Intermediate2/4
Informative, useful and makes you think more about the theory behind what we advise. Diabetes Specialist3/4
CDEP helps health professionals to treat people with diabetes effectively. Diabetes Specialist4/4
I was pleased to find out that I already knew quite a lot about the diabetes medications but it was really useful to revisit the possible side effects, contra indications and which combinations of medications can be used. Intermediate1/5
Interesting to review my wrong answers. Enjoyed e-learning. Much more convenient and links brilliant. Core2/5
Great section to have in CDEP. Highlights need to have access to BNF and what you dont know. Good resource for learning and CPD. Diabetes Expert3/5
Very useful to learn about the different oral therapies and mode of action. Core4/5
Did not do as well as I expected. Has been a big learning curve on medication. Diabetes Specialist5/5
Very well structured e-learning... as the resources available to study. Intermediate1/4
Great educational package to help improve HCPs diabetes knowledge. Intermediate2/4
Really enjoyed the process of completing this topic. I found it clear and the resources well linked. Diabetes Expert3/4
As a student nurse, CDEP is extremely important in my development. Core4/4
Better understanding of calorie content / release in protein, fat and carbohydrate meals. Very informative, and applicable to my role as a pharmacist in primary care. Intermediate1/4
Useful tool to access at your leisure and become more competent to manage diabetes in general practice. Intermediate2/4
Excellent - Ward teams will gain excellent breadth of knowledge from this. Diabetes Expert3/4
Fantastic way to learn for someone with good base++ knowledge to refresh and maintain standards. Intermediate4/4
I was surprised how informative and relevant this Module was in my role in the maternity unit and it has helped me become more aware of the wider aspects of care of for our pregnant women with diabetes Core1/6
This has been really helpful as I will be conducting foot exams in my practise and this has improved my knowledge a lot. Diabetes Specialist2/6
This topics has been an excellent method of updating and reviewing my skills around diabetic foot care. Intermediate3/6
I have learnt about the risk categories for people with diabetes and the importance to inform them of their risk category and how to prevent foot problems. It was very informative. Core4/6
I think this topic is very complete and very helpful in our daily life. Intermediate5/6
I will not be dealing with foot care directly in my practice but knowledge of it and complications - makes me aware of it and if needed to be able to refer to the appropriate team. Also knowing guidelines and what to do in specific situation - will make me more confident where to refer and increase my awareness of specific things/issues/complications. Diabetes Specialist6/6
This was a really useful topic for me as I was lacking in confidence in blood glucose monitoring. Core1/4
Finding it very useful and the MCQ are particularly thought -provoking and require some deep thinking! Intermediate2/4
Helpful to update on guidelines and a good reminder of best practice. Diabetes Specialist3/4
I think a very good way of learning even for people who don't deal with diabetes on a one to one basis. I have learnt a lot and at the same time surprised at how much I already knew. Intermediate4/4
Helpful resource which certainly isn't easy! Great for revalidation purposes. Core1/4
Very impressed with this section - the whole course has been very interesting and informative. Core2/4
Doing this topic reminded me to chase identifying relevant patients and supplying EASIPOD leaflets re contraception and pre-pregnancy planning for female patients with diabetes aged 15yrs to 45years. Really glad CDEP was made available as it is a great resource Intermediate3/4
CDEP is a helpful assessment test for all healthcare professionals. Diabetes Specialist4/4
This has been really interesting and a vital part of my development and education on diabetes. This will all benefit me and my patients in my care. Intermediate1/4
I feel more confident in managing diabetes in hospital especially before surgery. Very pleased and found it relevant and appropriate to my clinical area. Core2/4
Excellent topic. Also when you don't get all questions correct having to take the quiz again until you do helps you remember. Diabetes Specialist3/4
The training has opened my eyes to diabetes and potential problems and signs to observe for. I will use what I have learnt. Intermediate4/4
This course gave me a new perspective on the disease. Core1/4
The course has been extremely helpful - new understanding and confidence has been achieved. Core2/4
Very thought provoking course, with lots of great literature. The competency tests at the end of each topic really helped me to take in the information I had read. Wonderful course, would strongly recommend to colleagues. Intermediate3/4
Reminder of the complicating factors of co - morbidity and advanced age on diabetes care. Overall - useful module. Core4/4
Refreshed certain topics, reassured base knowledge competency and encouraged to continue reading around subject matter. Preferred way of maintaining and reviewing own competencies .Thank you Intermediate1/5
Highly valuable section for those working within secondary/acute patient care as there is little or no teaching on diagnostics and screening. The improved knowledge can be utiised to provide a more holistic view of patient and guide their care and education. Diabetes Expert2/5
CDEP is very simple, clear and concise and its a very useful tool in order to improve my clinical practice as a staff nurse. Intermediate3/5
I love doing this , yes I get some wrong , but I keep trying to do better. Core4/5
Very good and really gets you thinking outside the box also! Refreshes all knowledge, old and new! Intermediate5/5
This covered areas of diabetes care which I do not commonly come across but was very interesting to read about. Covers a wide range of diabetes care, resources are really useful and easy to access. Intermediate1/4
Good combination of simple and more challenging questions with mention of relevant disorders easily missed e.g coeliac dx and eating disorders. Excellent and useful with resources being more than adequately provided. Intermediate2/4
This module has further increased my knowledge regarding nutrition and raised my awareness regarding physical activity. Very good programme I would definitely recommend it to colleagues. Intermediate3/4
All areas are relevant as nutrition and physical activity has a dynamic impact on patients day to day life and everyone is very individual in their needs. Interesting and up to date material. Intermediate4/4
More confident in managing insulin dose adjustment now that I have passed this competency. Diabetes Expert1/4
I'm more confident using it in practice and guide patients and refer them to carbs counting. Very good and up-to-date topic I needed at work which will be very useful. Diabetes Specialist2/4
The learning validated my current knowledge and practice. Makes me feel more secure that I am delivering good quality and up-to-date info to patients. Diabetes Expert3/4
Improved ability to carbohydrate count, revised insulin dose adjustment, better understanding of management of severe hypo and of measuring and managing raised ketone levels, better understanding of different insulin profiles. Module has improved my knowledge, including around safely managing high and low blood glucose levels. Better knowledge promoted trust. The module also increased my awareness of when to refer on to/liaise with the wider MDT. Diabetes Specialist4/4