Diabetes Awareness Training
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.
- Developed by a diabetes professional
- Accredited by CPD
- Fully online course and assessment with no time limits
- Full audio voiceover
- Approximate duration: 3 hours
- On completion, certificate is posted the next working day
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.
On successful completion of the course you will be sent a quality assured certificate through the post the next working day. This can be used to provide evidence for compliance and audit.
All of our courses are accredited by the CPD Certification Service as conforming to universally accepted Continuous Professional Development (CPD) guidelines.
This certificate does not have an expiry date. However, based on industry best practice guidelines, the recommended renewal period for this training is 3 years. We will print this recommended renewal date on your certificate.
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If you wish to try this course then register for a demo by clicking the 'interactive demo' button. You will be given the option to purchase and continue with your course at the end of your demo!
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This course contains six accessible, interactive modules and includes an assessment at the end:
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- Introduction to Diabetes – defining diabetes, type 1 diabetes, type 2 diabetes, gestational diabetes, and symptoms.
- Short Term Complications – hypoglycemia, hyperglycemia, diabetic ketoacidosis, and hyperosmolar hyperglycemic state.
- Long Term Complications – cardiovascular disease, nephropathy, retinopathy, and neuropathy.
- Types 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.
- Types of Treatment: Diet & Exercise – eating well, carbohydrate counting, glycaemic index, and keeping fit.
- Managing Everyday Life – driving, pregnancy, sex life, emotional impact, and illness.
Aims of the Training
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.
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.
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