Free access to the Cambridge Diabetes Education Programme (CDEP) online diabetes learning tool for all SWAST staff.
A variety of diabetes specific topics are available which currently amounts to 30 hours of diabetes study time that supports all levels of healthcare practitioners demonstrate their diabetes knowledge and skills relevant to their role.
CDEP currently offers 15 topics. You can start wherever you choose as there is no particular order that needs to be followed; but it’s recommended that Ambulance staff start with Hypo & Hyerglcaemia.
Topics include:
  • What is diabetes – an introduction to diabetes
  • Hypoglycaemia
  • Hyperglycaemia
  • Oral Therapies
  • Injectable Therapies
  • Foot Care
  • Nutrition (TREND)
  • Blood glucose and ketone monitoring
  • Promoting self-care
  • Pre-conception care
  • Screening, prevention & early detection of type 2 diabetes
  • Nutrition & Physical Activity (QoF DM13 requirements)
  • Managing diabetes in hospital
  • Managing diabetes in residential or nursing home care
  • Carbohydrate counting and insulin injection dose adjustment

Please complete the form below (using your SWAST e-mail address) to request the registration information.

You will be provided with the registration code to access the CDEP website

If you have any queries regarding this please contact


    Your data will not be transferred outside the EU without your consent. Your data is held in the UK. Your data will only be used for the purposes of application & contacting you in regard to courses or modules you have applied for explicitly. You have the right to ask for the amendment & deletion of your data. (Personal data will be deleted from the website on a regular basis. If you are a Trust member of staff your data may be transfered onto Trust databases & held in accordance with Trust polices for the purpose of recording your Education & Development, & also used in an anonymous form to record uptake of CPD by area & staff group.