|2009 Annual Conference
The third annual conference of the Diabetes Education Network was held on 2nd December 2009 at the Hilton Hotel in Southampton. The conference started with an update of the activities of the Network during 2009. These included meetings of the Scotland and Northern Ireland Networks, a workshop on paediatric education, the launch of the pump workbook and the report on “Structuring Diabetes Services to support self-management” (details elsewhere on this website). The Network’s participation in the development of the Quality Institute for Self-Management Education and Training, which will oversee the development of an accreditation body for patient education, was also mentioned.
The plenary session continued with a talk by Dr Jackie Sturt from Warwick, who presented the evidence for the effectiveness of care planning and psychological care in supporting self-management on people with diabetes. It was particularly noteworthy that non-psychological professionals can be effective in meeting the psychological needs of many patients with diabetes, with positive effects on wellbeing and HbA1c.
Participants then had an opportunity to attend three interactive workshops which are summarised in the links below. The final plenary session included lively discussion on changes participants will make to their practice as a result of the days learning.
We gratefully acknowledge the generous support of generous support of Roche Diagnostics.
» Setting Up A Type 2 Programme
» Ongoing Education Workshop
» Structuring care to support self-management: a review of the evidence
» Bolus Dosing Made Easy
» Education For Pump Therapy
» Paediatric Workshop
» Quality Development Workshop