Diabetes Awareness Training

CPD Approved Skills for Care Approved
Diabetes Awareness
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  • 100% online training

  • Start when you like

  • Learn on any device (desktop, mobile or tablet)

  • Instant assessment and result

  • 1 learner per course

  • Train teams of all sizes

  • Bulk discounts starting at 10% off 10 courses

  • Learn on any device (desktop, mobile or tablet)

£25 +VAT

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Includes a 10% discount for 10+ courses

Diabetes is a health condition that requires strict monitoring and management. While this can usually be done by the individual, it's essential that anybody who spends time with them knows how to help should it be needed.

This course teaches you about the different types of diabetes, the possible complications associated with them, and how to manage the condition to reduce the risk of these complications. By taking this training, you will have an in-depth knowledge of diabetes and be confident in offering help and support. 

This course was last audited on: 10th Feb 2023
  • Developed by a diabetes professional
  • Accredited by CPD
  • Fully online course and assessment with no time limits
  • Full audio voiceover
  • Approximate duration: 3 hours
  • Same day digital certificate. Printed certificate posted the next working day

What you'll learn

Upon completion of this course, you will understand:

  • The different types of diabetes, how they are caused, and their common symptoms.
  • The long-term complications of diabetes and how to prevent them.
  • The short-term risks of diabetes and how to prevent and treat them.
  • General recommended targets for blood glucose levels and blood pressure.
  • The importance of blood glucose monitoring.
  • The various forms of treatment for diabetes, including insulin, medication, diet, and exercise.
  • How to manage diet by counting carbohydrates and referring to foods' glycaemic index (GI).
  • How diabetes impacts on a person's day-to-day life, including driving, pregnancy, sex life, and their emotional wellbeing.

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Course content

ModuleDescription
1Introduction to Diabetes

Defining diabetes, type 1 diabetes, type 2 diabetes, gestational diabetes, and symptoms.

2Short Term Complications

Hypoglycemia, hyperglycemia, diabetic ketoacidosis, and hyperosmolar hyperglycemic state.

3Long Term Complications

Cardiovascular disease, nephropathy, retinopathy, and neuropathy.

4Types of Treatment: Insulin & Medication

Aims of medication, treatments for type 1, treatments for type 2, glucose monitoring, finger-pricking, flash glucose monitors, insulin, administering insulin, types of medication, the honeymoon period, and primary and secondary failure.

5Types of Treatment: Diet & Exercise

Eating well, carbohydrate counting, glycaemic index, and keeping fit.

6Managing Everyday Life

Driving, pregnancy, sex life, emotional impact, and illness.


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Assessment

The online assessment is taken on completion of the training. You will be asked 20 multiple choice questions with a pass mark of 90%. The answers are marked automatically, so you’ll know instantly whether you have passed. If you don’t pass first time, don’t worry! You can take the test as many times as you need with no extra charge.


Who should take this course?

This course is suitable for anybody who spends time around someone with diabetes. People who would benefit from this training include:

  • Teachers, teaching assistants, and teaching support staff.
  • Sports coaches and group leaders.
  • Gym staff.
  • Care workers.
  • Healthcare staff.


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Certificate

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Continued support

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