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Diabetes Awareness

Diabetes Awareness


A Course developed to provide basic awareness on the subject of Diabetes, aimed at carers and support workers within the Health and Social Sector.

Aims & Objectives:

Aims & Objectives:

This awareness course is designed to provide the learner with the essential knowledge and skills required to offer the best professional approach to caring for people who have Diabetes. Learners will:

  • Gain an understanding of the different types of Diabetes, symptoms and current treatments available
  • Develop an awareness of the different treatment available
  • Develop a clear vision about their role and responsibilities in caring and supporting for adults with Diabetes

At the end of the course, learners will be able to:

  • Define clearly what Diabetes is and list its main causes
  • Explain the importance and benefits of tracking the progression of Diabetes
  • Define the diagnosis methods

Learning outcomes:

  • Understand the different types of Diabetes
  • Clear awareness of the different signs and symptoms that are associated with Diabetes and its effect on individuals.
  • Understanding the challenges that someone living with Diabetes might present.
  • Awareness of the person-centred approach to caring for people living with Diabetes.
  • Understand some of the therapeutic approaches that are used to encourage effective engagement with people living with Diabetes
  • Basic life support and first aid following hypoglycaemic and hyperglycaemic attacks

Course Outline:

Course overview:

The course looks at many different aspects of Diabetes from its definition right through to supporting those involved in working with people living with Diabetes. It addresses the different types of Diabetes, the various symptoms that are presented, drugs that are used to treat people with Diabetes, and how to provide person-centred care for people living with Diabetes.

Course content:

  • Diabetes overview: myths and facts
  • Types and forms of Diabetes
  • Sign, symptoms and effects of Diabetes
  • Living with Diabetes
  • Achieving person-centred Diabetes care
  • Therapeutic interventions

This course encourages delegate participation through group discussion as well as individual input through subgroup and pair work. The trainer uses a range of facilitation and presentation techniques including PowerPoint, flip-chart work and tutor-led discussion, and delegates retain a comprehensive training pack for future reference and further reading

Intended For:

The course is an invaluable 'first step' for all who work in Diabetes care or those who want to have a general understanding of Diabetes and its effects

It is also an excellent 'update' course