Data from The BMJ - Curated by EPG Health - Last updated 26 April 2017

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BMJ Learning - British Medical Learning

Expected length

60 minutes


1 credit


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This module covers how to diagnose type 1 diabetes in primary care, and includes practical tips on using insulin, setting up an individualised care plan for your patient, and information on structured education programmes. This incorporates the 2015 NICE type 1 diabetes guideline.

After completing this module, you should be able to:

  • Diagnose type 1 diabetes in primary care
  • Carry out appropriate initial investigations
  • Be aware of different insulin regimens and how to adjust these
  • Counsel patients on using insulin, including information on sick day rules
  • Advise on structured education programmes and individualised care plans for your patients
  • Know when to refer patients to specialist care.

Unless otherwise indicated, recommendations are from the NICE guideline on the diagnosis and management of type 1 diabetes in adults.

Category Value
Credit type Credit
Registration with provider required Yes
Certificate available Yes
Author(s) Stewart Tomlinson, Suchitra Raj
Multi session No
Intended audience(s) General Practitioner, Nurse/Advanced Practice Nurse, Medical Student

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