YDEF Integrated Diabetes Course

Written by Kelly Cheer on 18 February 2012. Modified on 23 June 2014. Hits: 17242

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The YDEF Integrated Diabetes Course

The world of diabetes is changing rapidly, and as future consultants, we will be faced with increasingly integrated care delivery across the interface between primary and secondary care.  This is reflected in the fact that diabetes management in the community is now a recognised part of the training curriculum, and you are expected to obtain experience of service requirements and management of diabetes in the community prior to CCT.  This course took place in June 2014.

A 2011 YDEF survey highlighted that trainees beieved that opporutnites for training in community diabetes were scarce, with less than half of trainees currently achieving training requirements.  Rowan Hillson (then National Clinical Director for Diabetes) identified community diabetes experience as a must for trainees.  The YDEF Community Diabetes Course is designed to reduce this training gap.

Course Preparation

Please note that you will be expected to do some prelimimary work prior to the course to enhance your understanding of services availale in your area.  A mandatory requirement will be to prepare two short presentations (5 minutes each) which you will be expected to present in the first session of the course, and will help to put the learning into context. 

Opportunity to Attend the Community Diabetes Consultants (CDC) Meeting

For the first time in 2014, delegates attending the course also had the opportunity to attend the CDC meeting, which took place at the same venue following on from the YDEF Community course.  This provided a valuable opportunity to consilidate the knowledge from the YDEF Event. 


Registrations are now closed for the 2014, with no further dates available as yet.

Should you have any queries regarding the course, or wish to express an interest for 2015, please email course organisers, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..



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