About Trend Diabetes

Training Research and Education for Nurses in Diabetes

Trend Diabetes, originally known as TREND-UK, is an award-winning organisation relaunched in 2019 to allow any healthcare professional, interested in diabetes care, from around the world to benefit from access to our educational resources. We now have over 21000 members from the UK and many other countries around the world.

Our resources are available in various mediums such as leaflets, in-details documents, podcasts, webinars, power point presentations and many more so take a look at www.trenddiabetes.online

Trend Diabetes has a core committee of two co-chairs who share a wealth of experience encompassing primary, intermediate and secondary care working. Both Debbie Hicks and June James recently retired from clinical practice with a collective 95 years’ service to the NHS. They continue to lead the development and innovation within Trend Diabetes.

Trend Diabetes is supported by a clinically active committee with expertise in practice nursing, community diabetes nursing and specialist in-patient diabetes nursing. We also have advisors from Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales to keep us up to date with regional variations and innovations. Trend Diabetes recognises the importance of excellent physical care but also the importance of excellent psychological care for people living with diabetes, therefore, we value having access to a Psychologist advisor.

Our information leaflets are available to people with diabetes.


Providing a wealth of literature to support diabetes nursing, including leaflets, guidance and frameworks.


From our two National Conferences to our selection of specialist and online workshops, we stage a range of events.


Our bursary will help towards travel expenses or registration fees to an appropriate diabetes educational event.

Sensor Technology for Community Nurses Toolkit

Our new, free educational toolkit for community nurses is now available to access.

This toolkit can be used by anyone wanting to become proficient in using sensor technology including practice nurses, clinical pharmacies, GPs and care home staff.

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Virtual meetings during the COVID-19 pandemic

Check out the latest virtual conferences, workshops and events involving Trend Diabetes.

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Register for our free membership

Register to become a member of Trend Diabetes for free. As well as receiving our email newsletter updates, this will give you access to all of our resources, including leaflets for people, guidance documents and frameworks.

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