Type 2 diabetes: part one


  • Welcome
  • Understanding diabetes and its management
  • Symptoms and complications
  • Patient education and lifestyle advice
  • The importance of glycaemic control
  • Targets
  • Further information
  • Action & Evaluation


This module is the first in our CPPE series looking at the role of the pharmacy team in supporting people with type 2 diabetes. It will look at what type 2 diabetes is, its symptoms and management, as well as the importance of structured patient education and glycaemic control.

Over 3.2 million people have diabetes in the UK


After reading this module, you will:

  • Have an up-to-date understanding of what type 2 diabetes is and its symptoms
  • Understand the benefits of structured patient education
  • Be aware of the importance of glycaemic control and HbA1c targets. 

About this module

This series is based on the Centre for Pharmacy Postgraduate Education (CPPE) focal point programme on Type 2 diabetes and is designed to give pharmacy technicians an overview and better understanding of this area of practice. If you found this information useful, find out more at: cppe.ac.uk.

Originally Published by Training Matters