Registration now open for practical diabetes technology course in Leicester

A practical course targeted at healthcare professionals looking to improve their knowledge and confidence using diabetes technology is now open for registration. 

Leicester Diabetes Centre (LDC) will deliver the two-day training session on Thursday, November 9, and Friday, November 10, at College Court in Leicester to provide the most up-to-date knowledge on type 1 technology.

Delivered by an award-winning team and led by Professor Pratik Choudhary, the course will include interactive, hands-on workshops, informative lectures and case study examples.

During the training session, delegates will learn the key concepts of insulin therapy and how to use technology in special circumstances such as in pregnancy, whilst exercising and in inpatient settings.

In addition, attendees will gain personal experience wearing diabetes technology, advance their clinical decision-making skills and complex case study management, as well as learning how to interpret a glucose download quickly and efficiently.

Professor Choudhary said: “We are proud to offer the most up-to-date insights on diabetes technology, empowering healthcare professionals to provide the best possible care and advice to people living with the condition.

“By attending the course, they can enhance their skills and gain more confidence in using the latest technological advancements which are set to transform diabetes care.”

The course costs £350 plus VAT to attend, with the price including all meals and an overnight stay in between the two days.

Delegates will earn approximately 14 hours of CPD accreditations by the International Diabetes Federation for attending the course.

Dr Hannah Forde, Dr Tomas Griffin and diabetes specialist nurse Erica Richardson will deliver the course alongside Professor Choudhary.

“As healthcare professionals, our commitment to excellence in patient care demands that we stay abreast of the rapidly evolving landscape of type 1 technology,” said Dr Forde.

She added: “Embracing the most up-to-date knowledge is not just a choice; it’s a necessity to ensure we provide the highest standard of care to our patients.

“By staying informed, we empower ourselves to navigate the complexities of type 1 diabetes management with confidence, precision, and compassion.”

Delegates must have experience of managing people on insulin pumps and have watched the DTN UK Educational Resources for people living with diabetes videos in order to attend the course.

Based at Leicester General Hospital, the 3,000m2 centre is a unique collaboration between the University of Leicester and University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust.

Its two-day training event will take place at College Court, Knighton, Leicester, LE2 3UF.

For more information and to register for the course, click here.

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