Solve your sugar stresses!

Managing Diabetic Patients
Mini Series

Increase your confidence when dealing with diabetic patients as part of your practice team in this easy to attend, fully guaranteed, Online Mini Series™ from CPD Solutions

  • Packed with practical tips to help you when nursing diabetic patients in your practice and advising their owners
  • You have a whole year’s access to recorded sessions and study notes for reviewing key points
  • Superb value for money – you learn without travelling or paying for accommodation, childcare or petcare
  • Watch the recordings on your iPad, mobile, PC or tablet
  • Self-assessment quiz to ‘release’ your 8 hours CPD certification

I found the section on diet the most useful as this can be easily implemented in practice for diabetic clinics.

Excellent notes to accompany videos.

What will I learn on this course?

Session 1

Pathophysiology of Diabetes Mellitus

  • What is diabetes mellitus?
  • How is diabetes mellitus diagnosed and treated?
  • The differences between dogs and cats and why they are treated slightly differently in the light of obesity
  • Why we have to use quite specific treatment regimes in the initial stabilisation period
  • How to monitor the diabetic stabilisation process

Session 2

Nursing the Diabetic In-Patient

  • How to identify the ketoacidotic patient and what to do next
  • The intensive nursing process for these patients
  • How to correct ketoacidosis, potassium imbalances and dehydration
  • Initial insulin therapy, with soluble insulin, using CRIs and hourly injections
  • When to change to maintenance insulin therapies and which type to use

Session 3

Nursing the Diabetic Out-Patient

  • What to include in a diabetic nursing clinic
  • How to teach use of/use a glucometer and VetPen
  • Identification of hypos
  • Nutrition of diabetic patients and what to feed animals that have concurrent disease
  • Remission in cats and how to identify it
  • How to interpret serial glucose monitoring charts

Meet the Presenter....

Nicola Ackerman

BSc(Hons) RVN CertSAN CertVNECC VTS(Nutrition) A1 V1 C-SQP HonMBVNA

Nicola works as the Senior Medical Nurse at The Veterinary Hospital in Plymouth. Nicola graduated from Hartpury College with an honours degree in Equine Science, and subsequently qualified as a veterinary nurse in 2002. Nicola is past officer of the BVNA and past editor of the Veterinary Nursing Journal. Nicola sits on the Veterinary Products Committee for the Veterinary Medicines Directive, and regularly advises BVNA.

Nicola has written for many veterinary publications and textbooks. Nicola has won the BVNA / Blue Cross award for animal welfare in 2010, and various SQP awards in 2011, 2012, 2013 and 2014.

Watch the recordings at a time convenient to you!

I found all of it useful,how to explain to clients,the different types of insulin and how to read glucose curves especially.

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12 months access to recordings and course materials is included

Please note that these are webinar recordings and not live events.
Full details on how to access the Mini Series will be emailed to you.


Take advantage of the easy Online Mini Series™ format and provide the best care for diabetic patients in your practice

Just £247 + VAT*

  • Overseas customers outside the EU will not be charged VAT.
  • Overseas customers in the EU; provide your VAT number and we will refund the VAT.
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Price includes...

  • All 3 sessions
  • Notes and quiz (8 hours CPD)
  • PLUS unlimited access to recordings and all course materials for 12 months
  • No traffic jams or accommodation hassles
  • No child or pet care to arrange
  • No rota clashes to worry about and no locum cover needed

Just great CPD and a valuable ongoing resource


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Very thorough and comprehensive courses. The course notes are a great addition too.

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