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Celebrating Diabetes Education for all in Scotland was a one day event aimed at building on Scotland’s successes and achievements over the past decade in the care of people with diabetes. The conference was supported by the Scottish Government in collaboration with the Diabetes Managed Clinical Networks and Diabetes UK Scotland.

The aim of the Diabetes Education in Scotland Conference was to showcase and discuss best practice in patient and professional education and to learn from others developing education. The target audience included patients, primary care staff, staff working in diabetes, NHS 24, Scottish ambulance staff, NDR-UK and Diabetes UK.

Delegates were encouraged to submit abstracts for poster display at the event, which related to either patient or professional education and were based on work undertaken within the previous 2 years. Projects that had been awarded funding from the SDG were showcased by either oral or poster presentations and detailed what had gone well within the project, what had been the barriers and how these had been overcome. On the day best poster was awarded by the delegates to Diabetes UK Scotland (“Diabetes and Me” South Asian Communities Project).

The 200 delegates at the conference had the opportunity to:

  • Share examples of innovative projects and service delivery being taken forward that supports the Diabetes Action Plan Priorities
  • Look at what we can learn from other healthcare systems in further reducing HbA1c.
  • Have access to Scotland’s diabetes inpatient care programme
  • Showcase and discuss best practice in patient and professional education and to learn from others developing education
  • Network with colleagues from across Scotland
  • Inspire and motivate further enhancements in the delivery of care to people with diabetes