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Free CPD Accredited Webinars

The webinar series is now finished, please find and enjoy the recorded sessions below.

The series is currently being edited and finalised into a professional educational resource, to find out more please watch the end of webinar Five.

Please submit your CPD requests to

Webinar One – Thursday 18th November 2021

Prof Katharine Barnard-Kelly, Spotlight-AQ

Injection Site Technique – Getting the Basics Right

  • Be able to identify correct technique and shortcomings

  • Show patients how to use brief assessment tool to check their own technique

  • Be able to show patients how to inject correctly


Dr Lala Leelarathna, Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust

Getting the Best from flash glucose monitoring – How, When and For Whom?

  • Be able to know when to use and how to measure important outcomes as indicators for success

  • Know who to identify which patients will benefit and how


Dr May Ng, Ormskirk Diabetes Centre (paediatric specialist)

Health disparities and worsening access to diabetes technology based on ethnicity and deprivation: National Paediatric Diabetes Audit

  • To understand what inequalities exist in current healthcare and how to identify them

  • Develop strategies to ensure effective communication to reduce inequalities

  • Be able to demonstrate ways to ensure NICE guidelines are met for all patients, irrespective of background, socio-economic status or racial group





Webinar Two – Thursday 16th December 2021

Prof Diana Naranjo, Stanford University, USA

Reducing Diabetes Stigma

  • Understand what diabetes stigma is and how it impacts psychological well-being

  • Understand ways diabetes stigma impacts ability to self-manage diabetes effectively

  • Know ways to identify and reduce factors contributing to stigma within routine care and beyond


Candice Ward, UK - CDEP

Modular Diabetes Continuing Professional Development

  • Different CPD options and how to access them

  • Translating CPD into improved patient care

  • CPD for self-confidence


Prof Richard Holt, Southampton University Medical School

Diabetes and Severe Mental Illness – How to Tailor Care Accordingly

  • Understand prevalence of diabetes amongst SMI

  • Understand additional needs of people with SMI in relation to diabetes management

  • Understand potential confounding factors such as weight loss associated with anti-psychotic medications, in context of weight gain as risk factor for type 2 diabetes











Webinar Three – Thursday 20th January 2022

Prof Bill Polonsky, Behavioral Diabetes Institute, USA

Reducing Diabetes Distress

  • Understand what diabetes distress is and how it differs from depression

  • Be able to recognise diabetes distress in patients and help them to recognise it

  • Be able to signpost appropriate evidence-based support as appropriate


Prof Partha Kar, Portsmouth Diabetes Centre

Navigating Social Media as a Source of Peer Support for HCPs and People with Diabetes

  • Be able to state what social media is and how it is used for peer support

  • Be able to recognise negative aspects of social media eg bullying, blaming, shaming

  • Be able to signpost safe social media resources providing peer and community support


Prof Katharine Barnard-Kelly, Spotlight-AQ

Reducing Healthcare Professional Burden

  • Know the prevalence of HCP burden and its impact on delivery of healthcare

  • Be able to identify signs of burden in self and others

  • Understand ways to reduce burden both for self and as part of a team


Webinar Four – Thursday 24th February 2022

Prof Mark Clements, Children’s Mercy Hospital, Missouri Kansas, USA

Making Sense of Diabetes Data

  • Know what is diabetes data and why it matters

  • Be able to identify different sources of data and how that relates to diabetes care

  • Be able to interpret different sources of data, eg continuous glucose data, device data


Dr Marc Breton, University of Virginia, USA

Decision Support Systems – Lessons Learned from Clinical Trials

  • Understand what decision support systems are in terms of diabetes management]

  • Know what decisions support systems do for people with different types of diabetes

  • Be able to set up a decision support system and know how to adjust settings as necessary


Prof Boris Kovatchev, UVA

Closed loop technologies – what next for type 1 and type 2 diabetes

  • Know what closed loop technologies are and how they work

  • How the difference between closed loop for type 1 and for type 2 diabetes

  • Understand the differences between closed loop systems and how to explain them to your patients


Webinar Five – Thursday, 24th March 2022

Prof Katharine Barnard-Kelly, Spotlight-AQ

Providing Clarity in Consultations – Generating Patient Insights for Better Discussions

  • Understand the challenges faced by HCPs and patients in consultations

  • Be able to use pre-clinic assessment to improve communication

  • Be able to complete a brief care plan collaboratively with patients


Prof Korey Hood, Stanford University, USA

Supporting Choice of Diabetes Technologies for Optimal Biomedical and Psychosocial Outcomes

  • Understand what technologies are available currently and for whom

  • Be able to explain differences in technologies and why these are important

  • Be able to use brief technology acceptance tool with patients for optimal engagement


Dr Shideh Majidi, Barbara Davis Centre, USA

RESCUE – reducing intended self-injury and suicide amongst people with diabetes

  • Understand the prevalence of self-harm and suicide amongst people with diabetes

  • Understand different methods of self-harm, both generally and specific to diabetes

  • Know how to start a conversation with those potentially at risk and where to refer for professional help as necessary

The webinar series is now finished, please find and enjoy the recorded sessions below.

The series is currently being edited and finalised into a professional educational resource, to find out more please watch the end of webinar Five.

Please submit your CPD requests to

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