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Diabetes information portal for clinicians launched

A new e-learning programme has been launched today to ensure healthcare professionals have easy access to the latest information and guidance on diabetes.

Diabetes in Healthcaris the first free e-learning programme designed for healthcare professionals that provides a broad overview of diabetes care.

Developed by clinicians and diabetes specialists from Diabetes UK and Bupa, the programme includes information and guidance on:

 - How the condition should be diagnosed, treated and monitored

 - How to care for patients with diabetes effectively

 - The risk factors and potential health complications associated with diabetes

 - How to recognise patients at risk of diabetes-related health complications and how to support them to reduce their risk of those complications.

The e-learning programme has been accredited by the Royal College of Nursing and counts towards ongoing professional development.

Barbara Young, chief executive at Diabetes UK said: “We understand that healthcare professionals cannot specialise in everything, but the rising number of people developing diabetes in the UK means that all healthcare professionals, from practice nurses to occupational health workers, need to know about the condition, particularly the similarities and the differences between Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes.

“We hope Diabetes in Healthcare can provide the most up-to-date diabetes information and help ensure people with diabetes receive good quality care from all healthcare professionals.”

The website is available to view here.