Key Essentials: Pre-Diabetes Care

8 March 2016 University of Warwick, Coventry CV4 7AL

This one day course aims to prepare healthcare assistants and nurses within primary care to screen and manage individuals at risk of diabetes type 2 mellitus.

The course is designed for those involved in the NHS Health Checks, in particular healthcare assistants and nurses working in general practice. It focuses on screening and managing cases of individuals with a history of impaired glucose regulation or risk of type 2 diabetes. Attendees will also learn about the provision of lifestyle advice.

Course content

  • Prevention of type 2 diabetes mellitus, and why this is important
  • Making the diagnosis of diabetes mellitus and impaired glucose regulation
  • Case finding in General Practice (including how to record and follow up)
  • Lifestyle advice
  • Reflecting on practice
  • Establishing a pre-diabetes register
  • Facilitating early diagnosis of type 2 diabetes mellitus
  • Enabling safe intensive treatment of early type 2 diabetes. 

An introductory pack will be provided to all participants in advance of the course start date. The course costs £100 and requires one day of attendance at the University of Warwick’s campus.Students will undertake a review of five patients who have attended their practice for the NHS Health Check and have been identified as being ‘at risk’ of developing type 2 diabetes mellitus. On completion, a certificate will be issued by the university. 

For more details, email cpdenquiries@warwick.ac.uk, call 024 7657 4880 or read the flyer