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Safe Management of Diabetes During End of Life Care

Course Overview

This course is aimed at healthcare professionals who care for people with diabetes during the last year, months, weeks and days of life. By undertaking the course healthcare professionals will increase their understand of the management of diabetes, helping patients to live as well as possible during this time.

By completing this module you will be able to:

  • Demonstrate a better understanding of the impact of diabetes has on end of life patient experience and care.
  • Outline different stages in end of life care and how safe medicines management can improve the patient experience.
  • Describe the management of diabetes during Intercurrent illness and when glucocorticoids (steroids) are used.

Course Details

Lesson Plan

  • Welcome and Learning Outcomes
  • Background
  • Introduction to End of Life Care
  • Clinical Care in Diabetes and End of Life Care
  • Diabetes Treatments (insulin or non-insulin therapies)
  • Intercurrent Illness and Treatment Withdrawal

Target Audience

This module is aimed at healthcare professionals who care for people with diabetes during the last year, months, weeks and days of life.


It is estimated that this module will take approximately 45 hours to complete (depending on learning speed). As an e-learning module you can complete this training in convenient stages and revisit whenever you wish. The system will record your progress throughout.


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

Entry Requirements

There are no specific entry requirements for this course.

What our customers have said

Visually a good programme, with not too many words to read and easy to follow.
11/04/2016 PI
Caring for a patient at the end of their life, understanding diabetic treatment at the end of life too.
29/03/2016 VB
Backed up with current NICE guidance. Helps with feelings of 'flying solo' since LCP stopped without initially any clear replacement. Good to have proof of training in this regard to show care is evidence based.
01/03/2016 JS
it was easy to navigate through the module and the links for further reading accessible with no issues.
19/02/2016 MS
I liked how the different sections are broken down and how full course does not have to be completed all at once- allows you to do some learning, save and then return to complete another module of the learning at a later date when you have more time.
16/01/2016 SM
As an end of life link nurse I found this module very interesting and I'm sure it will help me to provide a better care to service users within my care.
13/01/2016 AS
Very easy and accessible knowledge was easy to understand and clear
31/10/2015 DW
The interventions pertaining to the problems are very detailed and easy to follow.
28/10/2015 GD
Being able to write notes during the learning bits was a very nice feature
12/10/2015 CW
Easy to use system. Clear concise information pertinent to my job role as a community nurse
CS 25/07/2015
It is extremely relevant to my practice at present and I will be highly recommending it to my line manager and colleagues
SM 27/04/2014
The module was very interesting I know now that my knowledge and understanding of this subject has increased greatly
EW 04/04/15div>
Easy to navigate - links to documents for further information and useful algorithms
LK 15/03/2015

Cost and Discounts

£20 + VAT

Do you qualify to access this course free of charge?

If your organisation has purchased access to the Patient Safety Training Suite you'll be able to access this course for free. Visit our self-registration page to find out more

12 months access to the Patient Safety Training Suite of 13 courses costs just £5,000 + VAT. Contact, for more information.

This course is available free of charge to organisations who have subscribed to the National Patient Safety Training Suite, click here to see if you're entitled to free access./b>

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.

Alternatively; if you have a specific question or concern why not contact us directly ?


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 45 hours.

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