Reflective accounts

Self-management of diabetes

A CPD article improved Linda Miller’s knowledge of improving self-management of type 1 and type 2 diabetes
Woman self-administers pin prick test

What was the nature of the CPD activity, practice-related feedback and/or event and/or experience in your practice?

The article provided an insight into some of the challenges associated with self-management of diabetes, and discussed strategies that can be used to improve patient outcomes.

What did you learn from the CPD activity, feedback and/or event and/or experience in your practice?

The article stated that people with type 1 and type 2 diabetes are usually expected to manage their own condition, and it discussed ways healthcare professionals can advise and support these patients.

I learned that healthcare professionals should recognise self-management of diabetes can be complex, and it is important to work collaboratively with patients. The article emphasised that patients’ individual choices should be listened to and respected.

Management of diabetes generally

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