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04/02/2016 11:55:09

NICE launches online learning tool on type 1 diabetes

The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) has launched a new online learning tool - Type 1 diabetes. NICE has a guideline on diagnosis and management of type 1 diabetes in adults which can be accessed via the NICE Type 1 diabetes in adults pathway.

The tool helps healthcare professionals understand how the NICE type 1 diabetes guideline can be applied in a practical way to support adults with type 1 diabetes to self-manage their regimen effectively. It uses interactive activities to focus on the recommendations for:

  • explaining the benefits of structured education in insulin self-management
  • agreeing individualised targets and testing regimens
  • identifying appropriate insulin regimens
  • assessing awareness of hypoglycaemia and hyperglycaemia
  • identifying factors that can contribute to excellent inpatient experience.

Developed by the Centre for Pharmacy Postgraduate Education (CPPE), this free online tool is aimed at healthcare professionals in primary and secondary care including doctors, nurses, pharmacists, podiatrists and dietitians. The tool will also be useful for commissioners of services for adults with type 1 diabetes.

“It provides a very good introduction and has increased my learning of type 1 diabetes generally as well. Very good section on personal experiences, which highlights the benefits of patients attending structured education and gives us an insight into the expertise, knowledge and skills of patients with type 1 diabetes. It makes me reflect that they would know a lot more than I would about managing their own individual diabetes to enable them flexibility in their lives. I found the case studies prompting reflection a useful learning tool as it enables me to reflect on my assumptions.”

Sara Al-Atassi, GP, Pallant GP Chambers, South West London, and Nuffield Health and Wellbeing

Access this and other free education tools on the NICE website

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