Skip to main content

Optimising Glycaemic Control (type 2 diabetes)


An online course for groups is being offered by the University of Warwick to provide qualified healthcare professionals who regularly conduct diabetes clinics and reviews to develop the knowledge and understanding to help their patients achieve optimal glycaemic control using a range of therapies including insulin and GLP-1 receptor agonists.

This course is delivered by:

  • Online course: Group bookings only (minimum 12 participants)
  • Distance delivery: As well as being available online, this course is delivered to groups by current Advanced Leaders in local areas. Please contact your CCG to find out if they are running a local programme.

The teaching content will be evidence based and acknowledge current national and local guidelines.

The aim of the course is to increase healthcare professionals' confidence when intensifying treatment in type 2 diabetes mellitus.

Prospective students are expected to have a basic knowledge related to Type 2 diabetes care and management and now wish to further enhance their knowledge and skills to utilise the full range of glucose lowering therapies (including insulin and GLP1 receptor agonists) that are now available.

Students who have recently completed this course say that this is the ideal course to build upon the foundations laid by completing the certificate in diabetes care. They report feeling more confident when prescribing 2nd and 3rd line therapies and engaging their patients in a joint decision making process during the consultation.

The course is accredited by the University and successful students will be awarded 30 CATS and the certificate in Optimising Glycaemic Control in Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus upon the successful completion of a professional portfolio (this will be completed over a 6-9 month period).

Course content:

  • Assessment of patients for 3rd line therapies in line with current evidence, national and local guidelines.
  • Practical Management of Insulin Therapy
  • Practical Management of GLP1 receptor agonist therapy
  • Shared Care planning and setting targets of treatment in line with recent recommendations from the Royal College of General Practitioners for the management of people with long term conditions.


  • 3 formative assessments based on patient consultations documenting change (s) in treatment in relation to improving glycaemic control using a shared decision making approach.
  • 1 summative assessment consisting of a practice based portfolio to be completed during the length of the course documenting change (s) in treatment related to glycaemic control. This portfolio could also be used to provide evidence towards professional validation or re-registration.

Key Facts


Bhupinder Kaur

Tel: 02476 150674

Course Director:

Anne Phillips

NHS at 70 bursary offer

At Warwick Medical School we want to celebrate this 70th year of the NHS. The NHS has had a significant impact on health in the UK and we would like to make our own contribution towards tackling one of the biggest challenges we currently face – diabetes. So for this academic year (2018/19) we would like to offer all NHS employees a 25% bursary to undertake our course in Optimising Glycaemic Control, giving you the skills to influence diabetes care at the patient level and enhance your own services to tackle this growing challenge.

Work in the West Midlands?

Given that the West Midlands has the highest regional diabetes prevalence in the UK we are offering a 50% bursary for those working in this region that we call home.

To take us up on this offer please contact our course team:


Tel: 02476 150674



To find out more about booking onto the course, please contact our postgraduate team:

Tel: 02476 150674


Podcast (Audio clip)