Step by step: how to diagnose and manage type 1 diabetes in adults in primary care

This module covers how to diagnose type 1 diabetes in primary care, and includes practical tips on using insulin, setting up an individualised care plan for your patient, and information on structured education programmes. This incorporates the 2015 NICE type 1 diabetes guideline.

Learning outcomes

After completing this module, you should be able to:
  • Diagnose type 1 diabetes in primary care
  • Carry out appropriate initial investigations
  • Be aware of different insulin regimens and how to adjust these
  • Counsel patients on using insulin, including information on sick day rules
  • Advise on structured education programmes and individualised care plans for your patients
  • Know when to refer patients to specialist care.
Unless otherwise indicated, recommendations are from the NICE guideline on the diagnosis and management of type 1 diabetes in adults


Stewart Tomlinson, Suchitra Raj

Peer reviewed by:

Simon Heller