Diabetes Awareness
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Title: Diabetes Awareness 

Duration: 1 Days 

Maximum Students: 12 

Certification: Awarding Body or In House 


This course is for anyone who may be providing support to a diabetic person will benefit from the information contained in this course – whether they’re a healthcare professional or carer, or other individual invested in supporting a person they know with diabetes. It will give them a stronger understanding of how they can help diabetics go about their day-to-day life as comfortable as possible and prevent short-term and long-term complications.

This course will familiarise you with the different types of diabetes, the long-term complications and short-term risks, the various forms of treatment available, and how their condition can impact on day-to-day life. With this knowledge, you will be able to confidently offer your advice and support to a diabetic individual and recognise how they can successfully manage their condition, and ultimately help improve their quality of life


By the end of this course, learners will understand:

• What the different types of diabetes are, how they are caused, and common symptoms of diabetes.

• The long-term complications of diabetes, such as cardiovascular disease or retinopathy, and how to prevent them.

• The short-term risks of diabetes, including hypoglycaemia and ketoacidosis, and how to prevent or treat them.

• General recommended targets for blood glucose levels, blood pressure, and lipids (blood fats).

• The importance of blood glucose monitoring.

• The various forms of treatment for diabetes, i.e. insulin, medication, diet, and exercise.

• Managing diet by counting carbohydrate and referring to foods' glycaemic index (GI).

• How diabetes impacts on a person's day-to-day life, including driving, work, pregnancy, sex life, and their emotional wellbeing.


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