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Pre-Diabetes Care Professional Development Course

Imagine if you could play a pivotal role in providing care that prevents or delays type 2 diabetes...

With the number of people being diagnosed with diabetes reaching over three million in the UK, there has never been a more crucial time to ensure healthcare professionals are fully equipped to deal with this epidemic.

We believe identifying those at risk of developing type 2 diabetes mellitus and working to prevent and/or delay the condition is a key part of addressing this issue. Our one-day course is designed to equip healthcare assistants and nurses working in general practice with the skills and knowledge to help prevent diabetes.

The course is delivered by experts in primary care diabetes and involves lectures and workshop activity - all very practically focused. The emphasis is on learning why and how to deliver more effective care, and planning how best to do this within your practice.

Topics covered include:

  • 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.

Participants will be actively encouraged to discuss the learning outcomes from the day with their colleagues in general practice.

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.

The course is designed for those involved in the NHS 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.

A Certificate of Attendance will be issued by the University or Warwick upon completion of the course.

Student Opinions

I recently attended a pre-diabetes course at The University of Warwick. The lectures were both informative and enjoyable. I came away with a far better awareness of what pre-diabetes is and refreshed on how to encourage lifestyle changes to try and prevent the development of Type 2 diabetes. I came back to work and spoke both to our lead diabetic nurse and to the GP in charge of the NHS health checks, who have both been supportive of trying to diagnose pre-diabetes, giving lifestyle change advice, follow up appointments and setting up a pre-diabetes register for these patients."

Angie Hughes (Healthcare Assistant, Southam Surgery)

Key facts


Siobhan Flood / Katie Robertson


Course Leader: Karen Jones

Course date: tbc

Duration: 1 day

Assessment: No formal assessment.

Fees: £100 per person

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