New suite of educational resources developed by EDEN
Primary care healthcare professionals can increase their knowledge of flash glucose monitoring and continuous glucose monitoring (CGM) thanks to a new suite of resources developed by EDEN (Effective Diabetes Education Now).
The education package called ‘Implementing Glucose Sensing in Primary Care’ was created in collaboration with DTN-UK and PCDS, and has been developed in response to the latest NICE guidelines recommending wider access on the NHS to flash and CGM for people living with diabetes.
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Professor Partha Kar, National Speciality Advisor for Diabetes and Obesity at NHS England, said: “CGM and flash glucose monitoring has revolutionised how people living with diabetes manage their condition. Up until now these devices have been largely initiated and managed in secondary care.
“The recently updated NICE guidance has helped to make this technology available to more of the patients I see in primary care, living with not just type 1, but also some people with type 2 diabetes. The Implementing Glucose Sensing in Primary Care education programme, from the EDEN team, supports primary care teams learning and will help put the theory into practice.”
The resources will help primary healthcare professionals increase their knowledge and confidence around flash glucose monitoring and CGM.
The education package, which has been endorsed by Primary Care Diabetes Society (PCDS) and Diabetes Technology Network (DTN-UK), consists of five key education elements:
EDEN, based at the Leicester Diabetes Centre, is an international centre of excellence in diabetes research, education and innovation and is led by Co-Directors Professor Melanie Davies CBE and Professor Kamlesh Khunti CBE.
Hosted at Leicester General Hospital, the centre is a partnership between the University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust and the University of Leicester.