Launch of new diabetes webinar series

A virtual event dedicated to continuous glucose monitoring will take place next month as part of a webinar series covering all aspects of diabetes care. 

A total of 11 “informative” webinars are set to take place throughout 2023 to educate primary and secondary care professionals who want to brush up on their diabetes knowledge.

Throughout the series, a range of topics will be covered in a series of monthly 45-minute case-based webinars, followed by a live 30-minute Q&A.

General practitioner Dr Kevin Fernando, a partner of North Berwick Health Centre with a special interest in diabetes, is leading the monthly webinar series entitled ‘Diabetes Back to Basics’.

He said: “It is a pleasure to be able to invite the diabetes community to this educational refresher where we will be answering the most asked questions surrounding diabetes care.

“This informative webinar series will help secondary and primary care teams expand their diabetes knowledge and skills, ultimately improving the lives of people living with the condition.”

He added: “We firmly believe by providing the right education and training to diabetes teams, we can improve the care we offer to the diabetes community.

“Healthcare professionals have the option to attend all of the webinars, with each session focusing on a different aspect of diabetes care.”

The COVID-19 pandemic and subsequent ongoing challenges in primary and secondary care have resulted in several experienced healthcare professionals with an interest in diabetes leaving the profession or retiring early.

As such we are seeing a new generation of healthcare professionals wanting to develop an interest in diabetes and allied to this is a hunger for back to basics diabetes education.

The first webinar, Back to basics: an introduction to continuous glucose monitoring (CGM) & time in range for the generalist, will take place on Tuesday, February 28, between 7pm and 8pm.

During the session, Dr Fernando and Diabetes Specialist Nurse Nicki Milne will take a back-to-basics approach on what the delegates need to know about continuous glucose monitoring (CGM) in primary care – what is CGM, whom to initiate it for, the potential benefits and the pitfalls to avoid.

Recently, updated NICE guidelines have opened the doors to intermittently scanned and real-time CGM devices for a much wider range of people we see in primary care living with both type 1 and type 2 diabetes.

At the end of the webinar, delegates will have learned about:

  • Who is now eligible for CGM in primary care?
  • What are the different types of CGM and what systems are available?
  • What are the potential benefits of CGM and what pitfalls to avoid?
  • Initiation of CGM in primary care and key essentials when interpreting CGM data.

All the educational webinars are free-to-attend and only pre-registered healthcare professionals can join the sessions.

To attend the first webinar, register here.

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