Education & CPD

Practical Skills in the Management of People with Diabetes


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  •   Date: Wednesday, 10 October 2018
  •   Registration: Wednesday, 10 October 2018 09:45
  •   Start: Wednesday, 10 October 2018 10:00
  •   End: Wednesday, 10 October 2018 16:00
  •   Location: The Richmond Education and Event Centre, North Brunswick Street, Dublin 7


This programme provides nurses and midwives with understanding, knowledge and confidence when delivering care to individuals with diabetes. It offers a practical approach to diabetes. Many theoretical aspects of diabetes are covered such as: the different types of diabetes, national and international guidelines, how to offer lifestyle advice to patients, treatment options, and understanding blood results, as well as dealing with complications in diabetes. Continuing professional development through this education programme promotes excellence amongst nurses and midwives who provide care to the patient with diabetes, informed by current best practice and evidence-based learning.
  • Wednesday, 10 October 2018

  • 09:45
  • 10:00
    General Overview of Diabetes: Classification, Diagnosis, Risk Factors, Signs and Symptoms
  • 10:45
    Diet and Exercise: The Cornerstones of Diabetes Treatment
  • 11:30
    Tea / Coffee
  • 11:45
    Blood Glucose Monitoring: Interactive Workshop
  • 12:30
    Practice Advice for Day to Day Living with Diabetes: Insurance, Driving, Services etc
  • 13:00
  • 13:45
    Understanding Blood Results in Diabetes: National and International Guidelines
  • 14:30
    Interactive Workshop on Treatment Options in Diabetes
  • 15:15
    Understanding the Complications of Diabetes and Dealing with Diabetic Emergencies
  • 15:50
  • 16:00
  •   Location: The Richmond Education and Event Centre, North Brunswick Street, Dublin 7
Reading List

For access to any of the references below, please contact the library. e:, t: 01 6640614

  1. National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE), (2014) Type 1 Diabetes: diagnosis and management of type 1 diabetes in children, youn people and adults ,UK.

  2. National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE), (2014) Type 2 Diabetes: the management of type 2 diabetes ,UK.

  3. HSE West, (2009) Diabetes Resource Manual ,Ireland, Health Service Executive.

  4. Harkins, Velma, (2008) A Practical Guide to Integrated Type 2 Diabetes Care ,Ireland, Health Service Executive.

  5. Bagnasco, ., Di Giacomo, P. Da Rin Della Mora, R. Catania, G. Turci, C. Rocco, G. And Sasso, L., (2014) Factors influencing self-management in patients with type 2 diabetes: a quantitative systematic review protocol, Journal of Advanced Nursing, pp. 187-200.

  6. Mulimba, A.A. & Clifford, B.D., (2014) Motivational inteviewing-based interventions and diabetes mellitus, British Journal of Nursing, pp.8-14..

  7. Hill, Jill, (2011) Diabetes Monitoring: risk factors, complications and management, Nurse Prescribing, pp.122-130.

  8. Pipe-Thomas, P., (2012) The importance of structured diabetes education programmes, Practice Nursing, pp. 495-498.

  9. Mellor, D., (2012) A review of the current nutritional guidelines for diabetes, Practice Nursing, pp. 234-240..

  10. Wing, H.C., (2016) Diabetes (Type 2): Renal Disease Management’, [Evidence Summary],, Joanna Briggs EBP Database.

  11. Phillips, A., (2016) Improving self-management of type 1 and type 2 diabetes, Nursing Standard, pp. 52-58.

  12. Booles, K., (2016) Personalised care for patients with newly diagnosed type 2 diabetes, Primary Healthcare, pp. 36-42..

  13. Tomlin, A & Asimakopoulu, K., (2014) Supporting behaviour change in older people with type 2 diabetes, British Journal of Community Nursing, pp.22-27.

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