“The Conundrums of Prescribing in Diabetes”

Non-Medical Prescribing Update Training

Up to 35 delegates


The Course Aim

To update participants in safe effective prescribing for diabetes.


Learning outcomes

 By the end of the session participants will have an increased understanding of:

  • Pharmacology of glucose lowering drugs including insulin
  • Pharmacological management of Type 1 & 2 diabetes using current NICE guidelines
  • Physiological changes in diabetes and how these might impact on drug handling
  • Significant drug interactions to consider when prescribing in diabetes
  • Prescribing issues in diabetes


Course content

This update will utilise lectures and small group work to enhance participants understanding of safe effective prescribing in Diabetes. There will be a brief overview of diabetes followed by presentations illustrating and discussing the pharmacology of diabetes drugs including national guidance.  Case-study workshops will be used at the end of the day to consolidate the days learning. There will also be opportunity for question time to ‘ask the speakers’, so applicants are invited bring along any difficult cases for discussion.



Karen Marchant MSc, PGCE, RGN, NMP has led the Renal Diabetes Nursing team at North Bristol NHS Trust since 1999. Qualified in 1984 she set up the first renal diabetes nursing post in the UK in 1992 and specialises in the care of those with chronic kidney disease and diabetes working between primary and secondary care, and was involved, until January 2017 in writing and running the Diabetes Module at the University of the West of England. Karen is passionate about educating healthcare professionals to improve standards of diabetes care and to empower individuals to self- manage their health needs. She has been a Non-Medical Prescriber since 2004 and works as a specialist advisor for the Care Quality Commission.

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