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We are really excited to welcome The Forum for Injection Technique (FIT UK) and TREND-UK back to DPC2017 to run a 2 day, CPD Accredited programme of hands on demonstrations and practical skills

FIT logo 400FIT UK will be presenting workshops throughout the event, focusing on best practice in Injection Technique and providing access to the many tools and resources developed by FIT UK. FIT UK's focus is to ensure people with diabetes who inject, get the best possible outcomes from their injected insulin or GLP-1 receptor agonist by using the correct injection technique.

Click here for full welcome from FIT UK Board and references.

TREND-UK

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Set up in 2009 in response to a request by the diabetes Tsar at that time, TREND-UK is a leading, working group of Diabetes Specialist Nurses and Nurse Consultants with a huge range of different skills and backgrounds. They are a collective voice that represents all diabetes nursing groups. The original founding co-chairs of TREND-UK are experienced Nurse Consultants who work in a variety of settings and are closely involved with most of the organisations who represent nurses working in diabetes. These include the Royal College of Nursing Diabetes Forum, Diabetes UK and Primary Care Diabetes Society.

  • Wednesday 15th November 2017

    10:50 - 11:30

    Diabetes and steroids
    June James, Co-chair, TREND-UK

     
    NETWORKING & VISIT TO EXHIBITION
     
    12:00 - 12:40

    Injection Technique/Insulin safety issues
    Jane Diggle
    Specialist Practitioner Practice Nurse, FIT UK

     
    12:45 - 13:25

    Injection Site Issues
    Carole Gelder
    Diabetes Nurse Specialist and Clinical Educator, FIT UK

     
    NETWORKING & VISIT TO EXHIBITION
     
     
    15:20 - 16:00

    Lipohypertrophy Screening
    Mike Smith, European Clinical Marketing Manager and Debbie Hicks, Nurse Consultant – Diabetes, FIT UK

     
    NETWORKING & VISIT TO EXHIBITION
     

    Diabetes and steroids

    Learning outcomes:

    • Discuss the implications of steroid use and diabetes
    • Review use in different groups including:
      • People with known diabetes
      • People not known to have diabetes
      • Pregnancy
      • End of life care


    June James, Co-chair TREND-UK

    June James works as Consultant Nurse in Diabetes, a non- medical prescriber for the University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust, honorary senior lecturer for the University of Leicester and co-chair of TREND – UK . She worked in partnership with NHS Diabetes to produce the original suite of medication safety e-learning modules and with colleagues recently developed several national free to access e- learning modules including the "Six steps to insulin safety" module with the Primary Care Diabetes Society. A non insulin therapy e Learning module is in development. Her work with TREND-UK has led to the development of a suite of resources for both patients and healthcare professionals.

    June promotes the ethos of integrated care, through publication and by working on various multidisciplinary committees such as the Joint British Diabetes Society. She writes and peer reviews for diabetes journals, is associate editor for Practical Diabetes International and has recently co-authored two chapters for the internationally acclaimed “Textbook of Diabetes”.

    Working for many years with Diabetes UK June served as Vice Chair of the Council of Healthcare Professionals and chaired the 2006 Annual Professional Conference Organising Committee. She had the honour of presenting the Janet Kinson Lecture at the Diabetes UK Annual Professional Conference in 2010.

    Injection Technique/Insulin safety issues

    Insulin is a high risk medication, there are over 30 different insulin preparations and many have differing actions but similar sounding names. Insulin concentration was previously standardised at 100units/ml but recently several new concentrations containing 200units/ml and 300units/ml have become available. This has the potential to cause even more confusion for prescribers and those administering insulin.

    Pen devices are often favoured by patients rather than syringes for easier self-injection. The available devices operate in a similar way but there may be subtle differences so it is important that patients are taught how to correctly use the device as part of their education on correct injection technique.

    Some individuals will be unable to self-inject and may require help from a healthcare professional. Policies and protocols should be in place to ensure the safe administration of insulin by these healthcare professionals.

    Learning Objectives for the session are:

    • To raise awareness and understanding of the dangers associated with prescribing and administering insulin
    • To provide an update on the different insulins currently available (including the newer insulin concentrations)
    • To consider the pros and cons of insulin syringes versus pen devices - identifying the pitfalls and risks
    • To explore strategies to avoid patient harm from insulin and promote its safe use


    Jane Diggle
    Specialist Practitioner Practice Nurse, South Kirkby West Yorkshire, FIT-UK

    Jane qualified with a BSc (Hons) in Nursing in 1990 (Leeds) and has worked as a Practice Nurse in the same practice for over 20 years. She retains a generalist role but has a special interest in diabetes for which she is clinical lead. She is an independent prescriber and has gained distinctions in MSc modules in Insulin Management and New & Advanced Therapies from Leicester University.

    Jane was elected to the PCDS Committee in 2010 and became Vice Chair in 2016. She is Associate Editor-in-Chief for Diabetes and Primary Care, regularly publishes articles and was instrumental in developing and writing Six Steps to Insulin Safety (a free e-learning module available at www.cpd.diabetesonthenet.com). Jane is also an Associate of TREND-UK and a member of FIT, the Forum for Injection Technique, which strives to encourage best practice in injection technique.

    Injection Site Issues

    Lipohypertrophy is far more common than previously thought and has been associated with glycaemic variability and hypoglycaemia. Suboptimal injection technique and site rotation have been identified as key contributory factors and with over 800,000 people in the UK using injectable therapies the impact is clinically relevant.

    Effective injection technique (IT) is key to ensuring insulin is delivered at the right time, in the right amount and the right place to optimise diabetes control. Yet with a wide range of pen devices and needle of varying lengths available, not to mention many types of insulin and other injectable therapies IT refreshers can be easily overlooked in, especially in those who have been diagnosed for many years.

    Strategies for rotating fully within each injection site have also been enhanced recently and raising awareness of this has the potential to optimise absorption and reduce glycaemic variability.

    Although considered basic elements of diabetes care recent evidence suggests inclusion of training within routine clinical practice at each contact and as a minimum annually can lead to clinically meaningful results which improve health outcomes for patients.

    Learning outcomes for the injection technique and site rotation session are:

    • To raise awareness of the incidence of lipohypertrophy and association with glycaemic variability and hypoglycaemia
    • To illustrate the consequences of not rotating insulin injections with an interactive case study
    • To provide a practical refresher on injection technique and how to rotate sites effectively
    • To explore ways to fit injection technique and site rotation training and support into routine clinic consultations so that it translates into the person with diabetes everyday life
    • To increase understanding and confidence supporting those who experience bleeding, bruising, skin reactions and pain


    Carole Gelder
    Diabetes Nurse Specialist and Clinical Educator, Leeds, FIT-UK

    Carole qualified as a Registered nurse and then as a Children’s Nurse at great Ormond Street, later moving to Leeds and taking up a Nurse Specialist post, later combining this with a clinical educator post. She also went on to qualify as an independent prescriber.

    Carole then went on to complete a First Class BA Hons degree in 1997 and then in turn graduating with an MSc award in Health Professional Education at the University of Huddersfield in 2005. Carole is on the editorial board for Journal of Diabetes Nursing, peer reviews articles for several journals and is currently honing her research skills at the University of Leeds. She is a member of the FIT steering group which strives to encourage best practice in infusion and injection techniques and has contributed towards FIT 4th Edition (2016).

    Diabetes and intercurrent illness: When is it a diabetic emergency?

    Learning outcomes:

    • Recognise the difference between hyperglycaemia, DKA and HHS
    • Recognise signs, symptoms and identify treatment
    • Know how to manage intercurrent illness

    June James, Co-chair TREND-UK

    June James works as Consultant Nurse in Diabetes, a non- medical prescriber for the University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust, honorary senior lecturer for the University of Leicester and co-chair of TREND – UK . She worked in partnership with NHS Diabetes to produce the original suite of medication safety e-learning modules and with colleagues recently developed several national free to access e- learning modules including the "Six steps to insulin safety" module with the Primary Care Diabetes Society. A non insulin therapy e Learning module is in development. Her work with TREND-UK has led to the development of a suite of resources for both patients and healthcare professionals.

    June promotes the ethos of integrated care, through publication and by working on various multidisciplinary committees such as the Joint British Diabetes Society. She writes and peer reviews for diabetes journals, is associate editor for Practical Diabetes International and has recently co-authored two chapters for the internationally acclaimed “Textbook of Diabetes”.

    Working for many years with Diabetes UK June served as Vice Chair of the Council of Healthcare Professionals and chaired the 2006 Annual Professional Conference Organising Committee. She had the honour of presenting the Janet Kinson Lecture at the Diabetes UK Annual Professional Conference in 2010.

    Lipohypertrophy Screening

    Learning outcomes:

    • Describe what lipohypertrophy is
    • Explain the causative factors for lipohypertrophy
    • Explain and demonstrate how to screen for, detect and record lipohypertrophy
    • Describe the correct procedure for identifying and palpating lipohypertropy

    Debbie Hicks
    Nurse Consultant – Diabetes Barnet, Enfield and Haringey Mental Health Trust, FIT-UK

    Debbie began in diabetes nursing in 1990 where she developed the Diabetes Specialist Nursing Service in Hull from being a lone practitioner to being the lead DSN with seven other DSN colleagues.

    In September 2005 she moved south to take up the post of Nurse Consultant – Diabetes. She leads a team of four nurses and two administrative staff. The role of the Enfield Community Services Diabetes Nursing team is to provide high-quality, patient-centred diabetes care based within the community. Education is provided for both people with diabetes and healthcare professionals, and support practice-based teams to provide structured diabetes care for their patients.

    She has been involved in various national groups, including as the Chair of the Diabetes Nursing Strategy Group. She was Chair of the National Nurse Consultant Group from 2012 – 2014.

    Debbie has published over a hundred and twenty papers in the UK, Italy, France and the United States, with seventy as first author, since she began in diabetes nursing in 1990. Topics of publication include insulin therapy, injection device choice, injection technique, blood glucose monitoring, care delivery, patient education, service redesign and many more. She has presented papers in the UK, Belgium, Norway, New Zealand, Israel, Switzerland and the Republic of Ireland.

    Debbie has been a member of the editorial board of the Journal of Diabetes Nursing since it was first published in 1996 and included her “Diabetes Issues” problem page. She has been the Editor-in-Chief since 2007.

    Debbie is a founding member and Co-Chair of TREND-UK (Training, Research and Education for Nurses in Diabetes-UK) that was launched in January 2010. TREND-UK published the 4th Edition of An Integrated Career and Competency Framework for Diabetes Nursing in October 2015. She is also the Chair of FIT (Forum for Injection Technique) UK and President of FIT International, which aims to encourage best practice in injection technique for all healthcare professionals and people with diabetes using injectable therapies globally to ensure optimum benefit from these medications. In 2013 Debbie won two National awards for her work on injection safety.

    She still finds diabetes nursing challenging, stimulating and highly rewarding even after 26 years.


    Mike Smith
    European Clinical Marketing Manager

    Mike has been a registered General Nurse for approximately 20 years. In addition to that he has been a Diabetes Specialist Nurse for 10 years, managing team of 13 diabetes specialist nurses, podiatrists, dietitians and 6 administrative staff, Primary Care Diabetes Network Manager. Mike is also Insulin Product Specialist Manager, Sanofi – UK and has managed team of 10 Specialist Sales Professionals and Team Administrator for 4 years. In June 2010, Mike became Clinical Marketing Manager for the UK & Ireland for BD Diabetes Care. In January 2013 Mike took on the role of EMEA Clinical Marketing (MarClin) Manager for BD Diabetes Care. In his current role Mike acts as Clinical Expert, delivers EMEA Clinical Marketing Strategy and Implementation, supports FIT and KOL and training and education internally.


  • Thursday 16th November 2017

    10:20 - 11:00

    Glycaemic Variation
    Debbie Hicks, Nurse Consultant – Diabetes, FIT UK

     
    NETWORKING & VISIT TO EXHIBITION
     
    12:00 - 12:40

    Diabetes and the menopause
    Jill Hill, Co-chair TREND-UK

     
    12:45 - 13:25

    Sharps safety
    Dr Debra Adams
    Senior Infection Prevention and Control Advisor, NHS Improvement (Midlands and East), FIT-UK

     
    NETWORKING & VISIT TO EXHIBITION
     
    14:25 - 15:05

    Taking your diabetes on holiday
    Jill Hill, Co-chair TREND-UK

     
    15:10 - 16:00

    Lipohypertrophy Screening
    Mike Smith, European Clinical Marketing Manager and Debbie Hicks, Nurse Consultant – Diabetes, FIT UK

     
    NETWORKING & VISIT TO EXHIBITION
     

    Glycaemic Variation

    This presentation will explore the different causes of glycaemic variation and then focus on how glycaemic variation can impact on long term complications associated with this problem.

    Using case studies we will look at how healthcare professionals and people with diabetes using insulin therapy can reduce the variation and reduce the risk of long-term complications associated with this problem.

    Learning Outcomes:

    • List the possible causes of glycaemic variation
    • Demonstrate the impact of glycaemic variation on long-term complications
    • Explain the benefits of individualised tailored information, optimal information giving and education upon the outcome of patient self-care behaviours, health outcomes and the cost to treat
    • Identify a range of available patient education support materials, apps and digital platforms and explain how each might better support patients information and learning needs


    Debbie Hicks
    Nurse Consultant – Diabetes Barnet, Enfield and Haringey Mental Health Trust, FIT-UK

    Debbie began in diabetes nursing in 1990 where she developed the Diabetes Specialist Nursing Service in Hull from being a lone practitioner to being the lead DSN with seven other DSN colleagues.

    In September 2005 she moved south to take up the post of Nurse Consultant – Diabetes. She leads a team of four nurses and two administrative staff. The role of the Enfield Community Services Diabetes Nursing team is to provide high-quality, patient-centred diabetes care based within the community. Education is provided for both people with diabetes and healthcare professionals, and support practice-based teams to provide structured diabetes care for their patients.

    She has been involved in various national groups, including as the Chair of the Diabetes Nursing Strategy Group. She was Chair of the National Nurse Consultant Group from 2012 – 2014.

    Debbie has published over a hundred and twenty papers in the UK, Italy, France and the United States, with seventy as first author, since she began in diabetes nursing in 1990. Topics of publication include insulin therapy, injection device choice, injection technique, blood glucose monitoring, care delivery, patient education, service redesign and many more. She has presented papers in the UK, Belgium, Norway, New Zealand, Israel, Switzerland and the Republic of Ireland.

    Debbie has been a member of the editorial board of the Journal of Diabetes Nursing since it was first published in 1996 and included her “Diabetes Issues” problem page. She has been the Editor-in-Chief since 2007.

    Debbie is a founding member and Co-Chair of TREND-UK (Training, Research and Education for Nurses in Diabetes-UK) that was launched in January 2010. TREND-UK published the 4th Edition of An Integrated Career and Competency Framework for Diabetes Nursing in October 2015. She is also the Chair of FIT (Forum for Injection Technique) UK and President of FIT International, which aims to encourage best practice in injection technique for all healthcare professionals and people with diabetes using injectable therapies globally to ensure optimum benefit from these medications. In 2013 Debbie won two National awards for her work on injection safety.

    She still finds diabetes nursing challenging, stimulating and highly rewarding even after 26 years.

    Diabetes and the menopause

    Learning outcomes:

    • List the common symptoms of the menopause
    • Explain what the menopause and peri-menopause are
    • Describe how the changes in female sex hormones affect diabetes control
    • Give simple advice to women going through the change to manage their blood glucose and reduce the health risks associated with diabetes and the menopause
    • Know where to obtain the “Diabetes and the menopause” leaflet for patients

    Jill Hill, Co-chair TREND-UK

    Jill Hill qualified in 1978 in London, and has worked in a variety of settings, including intensive care, neurosurgery, nursing home, BUPA screening and also for the pharmaceutical industry. Her first experience of diabetes nursing was in 1975. She has worked as a diabetes nurse since 1992, firstly in mid-Staffordshire, then as manager of the diabetes nursing services at Birmingham Heartlands hospital, followed by 10 years as the nurse consultant in the community in Birmingham. Jill lives in Wales and has recently retired after working part-time as a diabetes specialist nurse in Shropshire for several years. She continues to work on a number of projects as co-chair of TREND (Training, Research and Education for Nurses in Diabetes) UK.

    Sharps safety

    This presentation will explore the risks associated with needlestick injuries and the legislation in the U.K. to protect healthcare workers.

    In response to the NHS Improvement Patient Safety Alert 2016 attendees will be advised on best practice and will be able to access training on how to use safety pen needle devices to ensure both their safety and that of their patients.

    Learning Outcomes:

    • Awareness of needlestick injury safety and U.K. law; your legal responsibility
    • Identify the risks associated with needlestick injuries
    • Evaluating needlesafe device for your area


    Dr Debra Adams
    Senior Infection Prevention and Control Advisor, NHS Improvement (Midlands and East), FIT-UK

    Dr. Debra Adams undertook her Registered Nurse training in Birmingham, UK. During her career she has gained extensive experience in infection prevention, research co-ordination and quality improvement collaboratives. This has culminated in her holding the current position of Senior Infection Prevention and Control Advisor; NHS Improvement (Midlands and East).

    In addition to maintaining her professional career Debra has further developed her academic portfolio by completing her PhD. Her thesis examined three key areas of scientific interest associated with both pharma and device related aspects of microbiology: The clinical evaluation of safety needle devices and their associated reduction of occupationally acquired needlestick injuries, the determination of both in vivo and in vitro reduction of peripheral vascular catheter associated phlebitis and finally the in vivo and in vitro evaluations of a new skin disinfectant (2% chlorhexidine in 70% isopropyl alcohol).

    Debra currently has over 60 publications in peer reviewed journals and has presented at local, national and international conferences. Furthermore, she is on the Programme Board of Forum for Injection Technique (FIT)4 Safety UK/Ireland, a member of the Guideline Development Advisory Group-EPIC3, Specialist Advisor; NICE and was awarded a NICE Fellowship: 2016-19. In addition, she was the winner of British Journal of Nursing Awards 2013 and the Kimberley Clarke HAI Award 2013.

    Taking your diabetes on holiday

    • List the things people with diabetes should consider when preparing to holiday abroad
    • Give simple advice on how to manage insulin therapy during the journey
    • Describe how patients can reduce their risk of foot problems when on holiday
    • Give simple advice on managing illness
    • Know where to obtain a patient leaflet on “Diabetes and travel”


    Jill Hill, Co-chair TREND-UK

    Jill Hill qualified in 1978 in London, and has worked in a variety of settings, including intensive care, neurosurgery, nursing home, BUPA screening and also for the pharmaceutical industry. Her first experience of diabetes nursing was in 1975. She has worked as a diabetes nurse since 1992, firstly in mid-Staffordshire, then as manager of the diabetes nursing services at Birmingham Heartlands hospital, followed by 10 years as the nurse consultant in the community in Birmingham. Jill lives in Wales and has recently retired after working part-time as a diabetes specialist nurse in Shropshire for several years. She continues to work on a number of projects as co-chair of TREND (Training, Research and Education for Nurses in Diabetes) UK.

    Lipohypertrophy Screening

    Learning outcomes:

    • Describe what lipohypertrophy is
    • Explain the causative factors for lipohypertrophy
    • Explain and demonstrate how to screen for, detect and record lipohypertrophy
    • Describe the correct procedure for identifying and palpating lipohypertropy

    Debbie Hicks
    Nurse Consultant – Diabetes Barnet, Enfield and Haringey Mental Health Trust, FIT-UK

    Debbie began in diabetes nursing in 1990 where she developed the Diabetes Specialist Nursing Service in Hull from being a lone practitioner to being the lead DSN with seven other DSN colleagues.

    In September 2005 she moved south to take up the post of Nurse Consultant – Diabetes. She leads a team of four nurses and two administrative staff. The role of the Enfield Community Services Diabetes Nursing team is to provide high-quality, patient-centred diabetes care based within the community. Education is provided for both people with diabetes and healthcare professionals, and support practice-based teams to provide structured diabetes care for their patients.

    She has been involved in various national groups, including as the Chair of the Diabetes Nursing Strategy Group. She was Chair of the National Nurse Consultant Group from 2012 – 2014.

    Debbie has published over a hundred and twenty papers in the UK, Italy, France and the United States, with seventy as first author, since she began in diabetes nursing in 1990. Topics of publication include insulin therapy, injection device choice, injection technique, blood glucose monitoring, care delivery, patient education, service redesign and many more. She has presented papers in the UK, Belgium, Norway, New Zealand, Israel, Switzerland and the Republic of Ireland.

    Debbie has been a member of the editorial board of the Journal of Diabetes Nursing since it was first published in 1996 and included her “Diabetes Issues” problem page. She has been the Editor-in-Chief since 2007.

    Debbie is a founding member and Co-Chair of TREND-UK (Training, Research and Education for Nurses in Diabetes-UK) that was launched in January 2010. TREND-UK published the 4th Edition of An Integrated Career and Competency Framework for Diabetes Nursing in October 2015. She is also the Chair of FIT (Forum for Injection Technique) UK and President of FIT International, which aims to encourage best practice in injection technique for all healthcare professionals and people with diabetes using injectable therapies globally to ensure optimum benefit from these medications. In 2013 Debbie won two National awards for her work on injection safety.

    She still finds diabetes nursing challenging, stimulating and highly rewarding even after 26 years.


    Mike Smith
    European Clinical Marketing Manager

    Mike has been a registered General Nurse for approximately 20 years. In addition to that he has been a Diabetes Specialist Nurse for 10 years, managing team of 13 diabetes specialist nurses, podiatrists, dietitians and 6 administrative staff, Primary Care Diabetes Network Manager. Mike is also Insulin Product Specialist Manager, Sanofi – UK and has managed team of 10 Specialist Sales Professionals and Team Administrator for 4 years. In June 2010, Mike became Clinical Marketing Manager for the UK & Ireland for BD Diabetes Care. In January 2013 Mike took on the role of EMEA Clinical Marketing (MarClin) Manager for BD Diabetes Care. In his current role Mike acts as Clinical Expert, delivers EMEA Clinical Marketing Strategy and Implementation, supports FIT and KOL and training and education internally.


 

Sponsors

  • Nono Nordisk 300
  • Abbott 300
  • Ascensia 300
  • Hicom 300
  • BHR
  • Siemens 300
  • Roche
  • Besins 300
  • Boehringer
  • Glooko 300
  • Glucorx 300
  • CWP 300
  • BD
  • DRWF LOGO 300

Official Media Partners

  • BJHCM 300
  • BJHM 300
  • Care And Nursing
  • Caring UK 300
  • DAFNE
  • DHA LOGO 300
  • DISN 300
  • Doctorpreneurs 300
  • EMJ 300
  • Independent Nurse 300
  • Health Business 300
  • Hospital Matters
  • MPN 300
  • Medgadget Logo 300
  • Media Planet 300
  • Nurse Prescribing 300
  • Nursingtimes  300
  • Pharmacy Magazine 300
  • Pharmafield 300
  • Practical Diabetes Logo 300
  • Practice Nursing 300
  • Prescriber Logo 300
  • SocietyForEndocrinology 300
  • The College of Contemporary Health
  • Diabetes Times 300
  • IOCP 300
  • Journal Mhealth 300

Event Partners

  • Diabetes Logo 300
  • PITstop Logo 300
  • Trend Uk

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Exhibition information

Diabetes Professional Care
+44 23 8081 1551

Wednesday 15 November 2017, 08:30-18:00
Thursday 16 November 2017, 08:30-17:00

Olympia London
Olympia Way
London
W14 8UW

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Exhibition information

Diabetes Professional Care
+44 23 8081 1551

Wednesday 15 November 2017, 08:30-18:00
Thursday 16 November 2017, 08:30-17:00

Olympia London
Olympia Way
London
W14 8UW

Organised by

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