Welcome to The Diabetes Education Network
Diabetes is a complex condition, which is affected by, and can affect almost all daily activity. Most day to day decisions (eg the taking of insulin, food choices, activity levels), which affect blood glucose levels, are made by the person with diabetes. As such, people with diabetes are responsible for managing their condition.
The Diabetes Education Network started in 2003 as the Type 1 Education Network. It is a national network of diabetes health professionals from all parts of the UK who are committed to developing and delivering structured education programmes for people with type 1 and type 2 diabetes.
This website provides details our our activities to date and future work programme, together with resources to help diabetes teams across the UK provide high quality self-management education for their patients.
NEW! The QISMET Diabetes Self Management Education Standard has now
been published. The DSME Standard is a practical tool, with clear
observable and measurable requirements, that enables providers to
benchmark themselves and, by being certified against the Standard,
demonstrate that they meet the NICE Diabetes in Adults Quality Standard.
The Standard is available as a free download from the
QISMET website (www.qismet.org.uk)