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Welcome to The Diabetes Education Network
Diabetes is a complex condition, which is affected by, and can affect almost all daily activity. Most day to day decisions (eg the taking of insulin, food choices, activity levels), which affect blood glucose levels, are made by the person with diabetes. As such, people with diabetes are responsible for managing their condition.

The Diabetes Education Network started in 2003 as the Type 1 Education Network. It is a national network of diabetes health professionals from all parts of the UK who are committed to developing and delivering structured education programmes for people with type 1 and type 2 diabetes.

This website provides details our our activities to date and future work programme, together with resources to help diabetes teams across the UK provide high quality self-management education for their patients.

NEW! The QISMET Diabetes Self Management Education Standard has now been published. The DSME Standard is a practical tool, with clear observable and measurable requirements, that enables providers to benchmark themselves and, by being certified against the Standard, demonstrate that they meet the NICE Diabetes in Adults Quality Standard. The Standard is available as a free download from the QISMET website (

The 7th National Conference will be held in Birmingham on Tuesday 10th June. Further details available on the Annual Conference page.
How to Join Us Education in the UK DEN Scotland
Our Mission: "Supporting diabetes teams in integrating structured education for children and adults with diabetes in their service, by providing a framework for curriculum development, educator training, quality assurance and audit which meet the Department of Health Criteria"
© Dave Stockdale & The Diabetes Education Network 2017