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Diabetes Awareness for the Social Care Sector  (3.5hrs)  

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Overview

This course is primarily for those who work within a health & social care setting caring for individuals with Diabetes. Delegates will learn about the causes of causes of Diabetes and be able to understand the different types and why they happen, along with long term health problems. They will also learn the importance of lifestyle choices and help available and the effects that Diabetes can have on an individual. This course is primarily for those who work within a health & social care setting caring for individuals with Diabetes.

Aims of this course
  • To provide the basic facts about diabetes and the way the body uses insulin
  • To answer the most commonly asked questions and to challenge the myths
  • To give staff basic knowledge about the different types of diabetes
  • To  help staff working with people who have diabetes to fully understand the condition and feel confident in dealing with it
  • To encourage workers to help people with diabetes to lead as full and active a life as possible.
  • To provide information on the treatment and control of diabetes
Specific Course Structure & Content
  • What is Diabetes
  • Different types
  • Who may be affected
  • Facts and figures
  • Risk factors
  • Type 1
  • Type 2
  • First signs and development
  • Treatment
  • Some myths around diabetes
  • Understanding of long term effects of diabetes
  • Hypoglycaemia
  • Hyperglycaemia
  • Diabetic ketoacidosis (DKA)
  • Cardiovascular disease and diabetes
  • Causes of neuropathy and necrobiosis
  • Diabetes mastopathy
  • Musculoskeletal conditions
  • Diet and Diabetes
  • Build staffs confidence in working with individuals
  • Helping individuals to live well with their diabetes
  • Group work, exercises and discussion
  • Best Interests and right to choose

There will be a questionnaire at the end of the session to ensure learner understanding