Audience

This tool is aimed at healthcare professionals involved in delivering services to adults with type 1 diabetes, service managers and commissioners, and adults with type 1 diabetes and their families.

Aim

The NICE guideline Type 1 diabetes in adults: diagnosis and management (NG17) was one of three guidelines published in August 2015 to replace NICE clinical guideline Diagnosis and management of type 1 diabetes in children, young people and adults (CG15). This new guideline describes methods for achieving optimal outcomes for adults with type 1 diabetes and informs service design and delivery.

This e-learning tool has learning activities to help you to implement the guideline and improve patient outcomes by focusing on the key implementation challenges identified in the guideline. It is divided into five sections: the benefits of structured education, targets and testing regimens, insulin regimens, responding to hypoglycaemia and hyperglycaemia, and living with diabetes.

Learning outcomes

On completion of this tool learners should be able to:

  • Explain the benefits of structured education in insulin self-management and information for adults with type 1 diabetes
  • Explain and agree individualised HbA1c targets and testing regimens, blood glucose targets and frequency of monitoring with patients
  • Identify appropriate insulin regimens and help adults with type 1 diabetes make an informed choice about the best option for them
  • Guide adults with type 1 diabetes to manage their therapy effectively by gaining a full understanding of the factors relevant to their care
  • Assess patients’ awareness of hypoglycaemia and hyperglycaemia, including how to evaluate risk and respond appropriately
  • Identify factors that can contribute to an excellent experience for adults with type 1 diabetes in a hospital setting