Improving self-management of type 1 and type 2 diabetes

This learning module has been accredited by the Royal College of Nursing and was last updated in 2019.

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Duration: 02:00:00 Type: CPD modules Level: Students, Qualified Nurses


Anne Phillips, Senior lecturer, Department of Health Sciences, University of York, York, England.

Short description

Learn how to help patients with type 1 or type 2 diabetes manage their condition and share in decisions about treatment options.

Detailed description

Diabetes is an increasingly common life-long condition, which has significant physical, psychological and behavioural implications for individuals. Self-management of type 1 and type 2 diabetes can be complex and challenging. A collaborative approach to care, between healthcare professionals and patients, is essential to promote self-management skills and knowledge to help patients engage in shared decision making and manage any difficulties associated with a diagnosis of diabetes.