Diabetes Awareness Training

Diabetes Awareness
£ 25 +VAT

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.


Certification

CPD Approved

All of our courses are accredited by the CPD Certification Service as conforming to universally accepted Continuing Professional Development (CPD) guidelines.

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. 

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.


Skills for Health Quality Mark Digital

High Speed Training was the very first training provider to be awarded the prestigious Skills for Health Quality Mark Digital. Skills for Health is the UK’s Sector Skills Council for Health, responsible for informing national policy, maintaining the Core Skills Training Framework (CSTF) and championing the entire UK healthcare workforce.

The Skills for Health Quality Mark Digital demonstrates exceptional, quality assured learning and development. Meaning that our training processes have met rigorous quality assurance assessment and nationally recognised expectations of the UK health sector.


Skills for Care Endorsed Training Provider

Learn more about our Skills for Care endorsed training provider.

We're proud to be officially endorsed by Skills for Care, the strategic body for workforce development in social care in England and a delivery partner for the Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC). Skills for Care endorsement is a trusted quality mark only awarded to the best learning and development providers within the social care sector.

Care England National Care Forum Health and Social Care Alliance Scotland Member

Our Commitment to Health and Social Care

High Speed Training has supported thousands of Health and Social Care workers in gaining accredited certificates to help them deliver safe and effective care. We best serve care providers by committing to being at the forefront of sector issues, policy and legislation, ensuring our training is up-to-date, comprehensive and meaningful.

As part of our commitment to Health and Social Care, we have worked hard to build partnerships with authorities and leading bodies, including Care England, Health and Social Care Alliance Scotland (the ALLIANCE), and the National Care Forum (NCF).


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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!


Interactive Demo

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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Aims of the course

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.


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.


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