Diabetes

60 min course

Course Description

Diabetes is a serious lifelong health condition that occurs when the amount of glucose, or sugar, in the blood is too high. If not managed properly as part of care provision, the result can be fatal. Understand the importance of monitoring and effectively managing an individual with diabetes in your care. Diabetes is a serious lifelong health condition that occurs when the amount of glucose, or sugar, in the blood is too high. If left untreated, high blood glucose levels can cause serious health conditions. So this course has been designed to help you understand what diabetes is and to support individuals you are caring for.

Key objectives:

  • Be able to define diabetes and the associated implications. 
  • Understand the most common types of diabetes and their causes. 
  • Know how to implement a person-centred approach when supporting individuals with diabetes. 
  • Be aware of the nutritional needs of individuals with diabetes. 
  • Be able to recall factors relating to an individual’s experience of diabetes. 
  • Understand the importance of monitoring diabetes 
  • Know the links between diabetes and other conditions.

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