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Diabetes Awareness

Learners will need to complete our training skills for trainers day before they attend any of our Train the Trainer course days. Please note that this is only compulsory if you have never attended one of our Train the Trainer course days before. You do not need to complete our training skills day if you have already attended.

 

As a health and social care worker, you may be faced with supporting and caring for someone who has Diabetes. What are the different approaches you can employ to understand the individuals experience? When you know what he or she is experiencing, you will be able to offer the right care at the right time.

The three main signs of Diabetes are an increased thirst, an increased urge to urinate and an increased appetite. There are additional, subtle symptoms, too, and as a health or social worker, you need to be able to identify them. You may well be in the position of caring for someone who shows them at some time in your career.  

When a patient has Diabetes, he or she does not produce enough insulin or cannot use its own effectively to moderate blood sugar levels. This can lead to blindness, heart failure, kidney failure and lower body circulatory complications. How do you recognise the signs of Diabetes in an individual?  What are the risk factors, and what is the right care for someone with Diabetes? 

 

When you know what signs to look for and how to deal with an emergency situation, you’ll be able to offer the best care for an individual with Diabetes with confidence and skill. 

During the session, you'll cover: 
The meaning of the term ‘Diabetes’
An explanation and comprehensive discussion of the risk factors
What is required for good, diabetic health on an ongoing basis
Treatment options
How to respond in a diabetic emergency
An explanation of the links between Diabetes and other health conditions.


This full or half-day course comprises an engaging mix of activities with fellow learners (maximum fifteen delegates). You’ll be asked to complete a simple multiple-choice assessment after you take the course. You will receive a certificate once you have passed the assessment.   

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