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Understanding and Managing Diabetes

Designed for people who are looking to enter into or progress within the health and social care sector, or for those with a personal interest in diabetes.

There  is an emerging global epidemic of diabetes. In the UK alone, 3.2  million people are diagnosed with the disease and an estimated 630,000  people have the condition but don’t know it. It is believed that deaths  from diabetes will rise by more than 50% in the next ten years. Simple  lifestyle measures can be effective in preventing or delaying the onset  of this chronic, debilitating and often deadly disease.

Course Content

  • Diabetes diagnosis and initial care

  • Importance of ongoing care

  • Correct treatment of diabetes to control blood sugar levels

Mandatory units

  • Understand diabetes

  • Prevention and early intervention of Type 2 diabetes

  • Initial care of diabetes

  • Treatment and management of diabetes