About Diabetes Awareness
Our diabetes awareness course outlines the benefits of a healthy diet for all care staff. The trainer will also explain the signs and symptoms of hypo and hyperglycaemia. In total, the course will last 2 hours, and the trainer will involve learners in several group activities.
How long will this course take?
This course is 2 hours long and spread across 1 day.
Who needs this training?
This course is aimed at all care sector staff, and it is suitable for those working with adults, teenagers and children with diabetes.
What are the main points covered?
The course explains the different types of diabetes, the principles and benefits of a healthy diet, as well as preventative measures to diabetes.
How is it delivered?
Courses are delivered in-house or online via webinar/e-learning for up to 12 people. We also hold open courses across the UK.
How do you get Certified?
This course is available via an in-house group course for up to 12 delegates. Choose for the course to be delivered either face to face or by a blended learning option, at a time and place convenient to you. Alternatively, learn through one of our scheduled courses at centres located across the UK. Upon completion of this course, a certificate will be awarded.
Diabetes Awareness Course Outline
- The different types of diabetes.
- Identifying the comorbidities linked to diabetes.
- The principles and benefits of a healthy diet.
- Identifying warning signs and symptoms of hypo and hyperglycaemia.
- How to manage hypo and hyperglycaemic attacks.
- Preventative measures.
Diabetes Awareness FAQs
What is diabetes?
Diabetes is a serious medical condition that causes the amount of sugar in your blood to become too high. This sugar is what your body burns for fuel, and so it needs a hormone named insulin to transfer that sugar from your blood into the cells of your muscles and organs. When your body cannot use its insulin well or even create enough insulin, that is when the sugar you get from your food stays in your blood, which starves your cells of energy.
What is the difference between type 1 and type 2 diabetes?
Young adults and children get diagnosed with Type I diabetes, which remains with the individual for life. People with type 1 diabetes do not produce insulin. Type 2 diabetes, typically, gets diagnosed in adulthood. It can be treated and go into remission. People with type 2 diabetes do not respond to insulin as well as they should and subsequently, may not make enough insulin.
Who is this diabetes awareness course for?
This in-house and E-learning course is designed to equip care professionals with the essential knowledge and skills required for caring for and supporting individuals who have diabetes.
What will I learn in this course?
Delegates on this course will learn about the different types of diabetes and preventative measures where relevant. They will be able to identify the warning signs and symptoms of hypoglycaemia and hyperglycaemia. They will gain an understanding of the difficulties diabetic patients experience and will know how to manage attacks. Delegates will also gain advice and guidance on diet management.