Health and Social Care

Diabetes Awareness

With estimates predicting over 5 million diagnosed diabetics in the UK by 2030, now is the perfect time to learn all about this condition with our Diabetes Awareness course. Participants will learn the difference between Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes, the physical and mental health complications that can arise through diabetes, and how diabetes can be better managed in supported individuals.

  • To learn about the history, aetiology (causes) and epistemology of diabetes.

  • To recognise the difference between Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes, including what causes them and how they are managed.

  • To understand the signs and symptoms of diabetes.

  • To learn about blood sugars, the pancreas, and the effects of hyperglycaemia and hypoglycaemia on the body.

  • To explore the dietary and lifestyle changes that is required to maintain physical wellbeing in individuals living with diabetes.

  • To identify how to effectively respond to a diabetes-related medical emergency.

  • To recognise complications that may arise as a result of poorly managed or undiagnosed diabetes.

  • To understand the purpose and function of insulin, including how it effects the body and when it’s required.

Duration

6 hours teaching (7 Hour day to include breaks).

Number of participants

12 Participants per booking.

Suitable for

Care staff, Supporters, Volunteers, Family, Professionals