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The Safe Use of Non-Insulin Therapies for Diabetes

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There are many different therapies available to treat Type 2 diabetes other than, or with insulin, and it is vital that all medical and nursing staff know which are the most appropriate for each individual patient.

This module aims to provide learners with an increased awareness of the non-insulin therapies which are available to lower blood glucose in adults with Type 2 diabetes.

It focuses on four straightforward steps to help learners achieve a successful outcome - The Right Drug, At the Right Dose, At the Right Time and In the Right way.

On completion of this course learners will:

  • Recognise where different non-insulin therapies can safely be used to optimise glycaemic control and/or give symptomatic relief in people with Type 2 diabetes.
  • Demonstrate an awareness of contra-indications and side effects of non-insulin therapies.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the principles of effective and safe use of non-insulin therapies.

Course Details

Lesson Plan

Areas covered include:

  • Welcome and Learning Objectives
  • Introduction to Non-Insulin Therapies and Associated Patient Safety Risks
  • The Safe Use of Oral Therapies
  • The Use of Incretin-Based Injectable Therapies

Target Audience

This module is primarily targeted at medical and nursing staff looking after adults with Type 2 diabetes. Medical students and pharmacists will also learn about the important aspects of caring for people with the condition


With approximately 45 interactive screens, it is estimated that this module will take approximately 1 hour to complete (depending on learning speed).


On completion of this course you will be able to print a Virtual College certificate.

CPD Accreditation

The content of this course has been independently certified as conforming to universally accepted Continuous Professional Development (CPD) guidelines

Entry Requirements

There are no specific entry requirements for this course.

What our customers have said

Great information - some info relating to drugs lengthy and difficult to remember.
13/04/2016 MS
I liked the links that you can download for future reference which also helped learning.
04/04/2016 RH
It is easy to navigate through. Also like the opportunity to complete the test questions.
19/03/2016 SC
it was good in a way that it was teaching about things that I wasn't aware of as at times we just administer drugs without realizing how they work
18/02/2016 WM
very good information on the choice and use of non-insulin therapy for patients with type 2 diabetes
14/01/2016 AS
The different types of treatments are very specifically illustrated.
30/10/2015 GD
Easy to understand and navigate through
28/10/2015 SD

Cost and Discounts

£30 + VAT - This cost is for a single user.

Discounts are available for multiple users (10 or more) for more information please contact, or telephone UKVC Sales on 01943-885089.

How it Works

The information below is specific to this particular course. If you would like a more general guide to how our purchasing and learning works please visit the Four Easy Steps page which should tell you all you need to know.

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This is an online course, all the training will be taken through your browser window. There will be no face-to-face sessions with instructors nor will you receive any training material through the post. If you wish you may print out any page of the training material, and may also print the notes you took during the training.

You can also revisit the training material at any time, even after you have completed the course.


The material for this course has been broken down into several smaller lessons, each lesson dealing with a specific area of the overall subject.

The lesson consist of a series of pages in which an instructor will talk you through the lesson material at a pace that suits you. Pages may also include supporting pictures, graphs, animation or extra sounds to help with the learning where appropriate. Some lessons will include challenges/quizzes to help you keep in touch and interested in the material.

Lessons can be taken in any order and each lesson may be PAUSED and RESUMED at any stage. When all lessons in the course have been completed our system will realise and automatically record that you have successfully completed the course


This course is delivered fully online allowing you to learn at your own pace, however an average duration would be TIMEGOESHERE hours.

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