Diabetes Training Update
Advanced Practitioner/Practice Clinical Lead/Diabetes Advisor for Norwich CCG
Whether you’re new to the world of diabetes in primary care or in need of an update this day is aimed to provide you with information about the local diabetes guidelines due to be updated early this year. How much these will reflect NICE guidance given the pressure locally to reduce medication costs is unclear. Changes that have already taken place locally in foot care provision along with potential changes to diabetes eye screening delivery on the horizon all of which are intended to save money for the NHS. We will explore what these changes may mean for our patients aswell as the health care professionals managing an ever increasing number of patients diagnosed with type 2 diabetes.
Using case studies from yourselves we will also look at the efficacy, cost and benefits of newer therapies and whether as primary care diabetes specialists we now find ourselves paralysed by choice. The term clinical inertia is being used more and more in the world of diabetes, alongside treating to target. What target and for whom and who should decide on patients targets? This part of the day will be interactive in which we will look at the difficulties overcoming clinical inertia when we are encouraged to involve patients in their management of diabetes.
Recently there has been much debate around Hba1c targets for our elderly population with diabetes, both Type 1 and Type 2, however this isn’t the only particular group of patients that require special attention. Patients with learning disabilities and or mental health issues can also offer unique challenges. With the number of younger women being diagnosed with T2DM rising pre-conceptional care now has to be in our fore minds when reviewing this group of patients. Increasingly we are also being asked to make decisions, particularly about medication and blood glucose monitoring, in palliative care situations. We will discuss ways in which we can try to improve the outcomes for these groups of patients.
4.5 Hours Education Time
which can be enhanced with further reading or other activity and captured on the self-reflection form which will be provided at the meeting
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