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Fully funded workshops for Suffolk Adult Social Care Providers!

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Updated 16 April 2024

Over the years, we have had numerous conversations with Christian at Care Development East (CDE) and the team at Suffolk Care Association about the prevalence of diabetes; in particular adults 

receiving social care support (whether in their own home or in a care home).   Both organisations have a collaborative mindset and provide crucial support to care providers operating in Suffolk.


In recognition of the importance (and benefit) of accessing role relevant training, Care Development East have commissioned six ‘diabetes awareness and blood glucose monitoring & glucometer training’ workshops specifically for Suffolk social care providers.  We are delighted to be working with the CDE team on this important initiative to help more people working in adult social care roles in Suffolk feel up to date, knowledgeable and confident when supporting adults living with diabetes. Particularly as 1 in 4 residents in care homes are living with diabetes.

In April 2024, the training commissioned has been expanded to include six 'insulin awareness and injection technique' workshops.  This workshop offers team members the opportunity to learn new (or maintain) skills and confidence, as well as to stay up to date!


The sessions are ‘in person’ workshops, giving the learners the opportunity to ask questions and relate the increased knowledge to their own particular settings and the people they support. 

Diabetes Awareness and Blood Glucose Monitoring & Glucometer Training

In a friendly and inclusive environment, learners will be taken on a journey starting at the very beginning to lay the foundations of knowledge and understanding regarding diabetes.  We can then build on those foundations to further enhance learners’ confidence and skills to support adults living with diabetes. 

Our ultimate aim is to help maintain (or even improve) the health and wellbeing outcomes and therefore the quality of life of people living with diabetes.


These workshops will be taking place at either IP-City Centre (Ipswich) or Epsilon House on Ransomes Industrial Estate (Ipswich), 9am-4pm, on the dates listed below.

Clicking on the dates will take you to the relevant Eventbrite page, where there is more information (including an overview of the content):

Wednesday 14 February 2024 - IP-City Centre (Ipswich)

Tuesday 5 March 2024 - IP-City Centre (Ipswich)

Wednesday 20 March 2024 - IP-City Centre (Ipswich)

Tuesday 14 May 2024  - Epsilon House (Ipswich)

Tuesday 11 June 2024 - Epsilon House (Ipswich)

Tuesday 2 July 2024 - Epsilon House (Ipswich)

Insulin Awareness & Injection Technique workshops

The session assists in maintaining or even improving the quality of life for people living with diabetes by those attending having a more in depth knowledge; assisting in reduced likelihood of medication errors, reduction of avoidable hospital admissions, minimising injection site problems.  Attendees will learn about the '6Rs' and much more!  As well as providing the theoretical training of how to administer insulin, a practical element is included where attendees have 'hands on devices' time*.

Learners are required to have a good awareness of diabetes in order to attend.  Ideally they will have attended the ‘diabetes awareness and blood glucose monitoring & glucometer training’ workshop (or equivalent) within the last 12 months.

These workshops will be taking place at Kesgrave Community Centre, 9.30am - 1pm on the dates listed below.

Clicking on the dates will take you to the relevant Eventbrite page, where there is more information (including an overview of the content):

Friday 14 June 2024

Monday 1 July 2024 (during INSULIN SAFETY WEEK)

Friday 12 July 2024

Monday 16 September 2024

Friday 18 October 2024


*DUET diabetes does not provide ‘competency assessments’ for attendees. For non-registered practitioners who are (or going to be) administering insulin, robust policies and protocols need to be in place and we advise that there are clear documented agreements with all involved parties (i.e. care provider, delegating clinician and other supporting registered practitioners), including “on the job” practical competency assessments.  

If a local policy 'for the delegation of insulin administration for non-registered practitioners' by social care providers does not exist, the Trend DIABETES documentation found at can potentially be adapted.

Delegation will not be appropriate for all people with diabetes requiring insulin. Delegation must be in the best interest of the person, and the clinical risk for each person involved must be considered.

Queries relating to bookings should be directed to the team at Care Development East 

For questions regarding the content of the workshops, please contact us at DUET diabetes.

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