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online workshop

Type 2 diabetes: supporting people better - focal point

  • Released: 03/2022
  • Reviewed: 03/2024
  • Study time: 5h:30m

The aim of this programme is to enable you to better support people with type 2 diabetes by applying the principles of the NICE guidance (NG28) into your practice. The workshop provides opportunities to discuss with colleagues how these changes can positively support patient care and to update your knowledge of the management of type 2 diabetes in line with NICE guidance. After the workshop, you will be better equipped to help your patients manage type 2 diabetes by reducing complications and improving outcomes.

Learning outcomes

On completion of all aspects of this learning progrmame you should be able to:

  • identify type 2 diabetes management options for people with cardiovascular comorbidities
  • explain the principles of managing type 2 diabetes and rationale for different treatment options in a person-centred way
  • discuss concerns about complications arising from type 2 diabetes, in particular, the side effects of medicines
  • discuss how you can use sick day guidance to support and advise people with type 2 diabetes when they are generally unwell
  • apply the NICE guideline Type 2 diabetes in adults: management (NG28) to support medicines optimisation for people with type 2 diabetes including sodium-glucose transport protein 2 inhibitors (SGLT2i)
  • apply the principles of shared decision making in consultations with people with type 2 diabetes to make joint decisions about their treatment options.

How to use this programme

We deliver our online workshops using Zoom. You will have received a separate email (from the lead tutor via Zoom) with a unique link to join this Zoom event. Please do not share this link with others. The email allows you to add the event to your calendar of choice. If you do this it will save the link for you too. You can also find a copy of your link on the CPPE website in My bookings.

Please note:

  • You will need to be connected to the internet for the duration of the online workshop.
  • To get the most from this workshop we recommend that you use a laptop or desktop computer.
  • You will be asked to put your camera on and unmute yourself for some or all of the event.
  • This event must not be undertaken while travelling, or in a public place.
  • We expect you to prepare for our events by completing all pre-workshop activities. Details of these will be emailed to you by the lead tutor or can be found via My bookings.

If for any reason you cannot attend the event, you must cancel your place via My bookings. Failure to do this may result in a cancellation fee and restrictions being placed on your CPPE account.

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Learning intended for

  • Pharmacists
  • Pharmacy technicians
  • Trainee pharmacists