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FreeStyle Libre online education programme launched

By Editor
26th March 2019
Education, Medical devices Self management Self-monitoring of blood glucose Technology

A series of free online modules and workshops designed to ensure people get the most out of the FreeStyle Libre are underway.

Aimed at both healthcare professionals and people with diabetes, they are being delivered by the Diabetes Technology Network UK (DTN-UK) as part of its FreeStyle Libre Education Programme.

DTN-UK, linked to the Association of British Diabetologists (ABCD), is an organisation which supports healthcare professionals involved in the delivery of technologies designed to improve the lives of people living with diabetes.

The programme involves a range of models as well as interactive online webcasts, with each presentation followed by a live question and answer session, proving an opportunity to post questions to a panel of experts. The next webcasts will be staged on the following dates:

  • Monday, April 1, 7pm to 8.40pm
  • Wednesday, May 15, 6.30pm to 8.30pm

Once the webcasts dates have passed these modules will be available to watch on the DTN-UK website for free.

The modules lead will present the content followed by an interactive online panel discussions.

  1. Introduction – Dr Emma Wilmot, Derby​
  2. Mike’s experience of FreeStyle Libre – Mike Kendall, DTN-UK representative​
  3. Getting started with FreeStyle Libre – Dr Peter Hammond, Harrogate​
  4. Interpreting daily traces – Geraldine Gallen, DSN, London​
  5. Basal insulin – Dr Emma Wilmot, Derby​
    • with insulin pens​
    • with insulin pumps​ (online only)
  6. Carbohydrates – Nicola Taylor, Dietitian, Derby​
    • Introduction​
    • Advanced ​(online only)
  7. Bolus insulin – Dr Jackie Elliott, Sheffield​
    • with insulin pens​
    • with insulin pumps​ (online only)
  8. Reviewing my data: what does it all mean? – Dr Fraser Gibb, Edinburgh​
  9. The diabetes rollercoaster – Dr Emma Wilmot and Nick Rycroft, Derby​
  10. Exercise strategies – Dr Parth Narendran, Birmingham and Dr Rob Andrews, Exeter ​
  11. Hypoglycaemia – Dr Pratik Choudhary, London​
  12. Understanding arrows – Dr Pratik Choudhary, London​
  13. Glycaemic Variability – Dr Iain Cranston, Portsmouth

Abbott Diabetes Care provided ABCD DTN-UK with a restricted educational grant for the development of these resources.

To register, click here.

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