The Conundrums of Prescribing in Diabetes

1 day
(Up to 35 delegates)

This is in-house training – we come to your organisation and deliver to your staff on an agreed date at a venue chosen and arranged by you. All participants will receive training materials and certificates of attendance.

The Course Aim
To update participants in safe effective prescribing for diabetes.

Learning outcomes

 By the end of the session participants will have an increased understanding of:

  • Pharmacology of glucose lowering drugs including insulin
  • Pharmacological management of Type 1 & 2 diabetes using current NICE guidelines
  • Physiological changes in diabetes and how these might impact on drug handling
  • Significant drug interactions to consider when prescribing in diabetes
  • Prescribing issues in diabetes

Course content

This update will utilise lectures and small group work to enhance participants understanding of safe effective prescribing in Diabetes. There will be a brief overview of diabetes followed by presentations illustrating and discussing the pharmacology of diabetes drugs including national guidance.  Case-study workshops will be used at the end of the day to consolidate the days learning. There will also be opportunity for question time to ‘ask the speakers’, so applicants are invited bring along any difficult cases for discussion.


Our trainer, Erwin Castro PGDip, RGN, NIP joined the Diabetes Specialist Nursing team at East Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust 10 years ago.  He has been a Nurse Independent Prescriber for 10 years.  He specialises in Diabetes Inpatient care.  He is a Visiting Lecturer at Brighton University.  He has a special interest in the development of innovative ways of improving inpatient diabetes service.  His accolades include Quality in Care Diabetes Outstanding educator 2013, member of the Journal of Diabetes Nursing editorial board and committee member of the Diabetes Inpatient Specialist Nurse UK Group.