Course Profile

Course Profile: Diabetes (1 Day)
The incidence of Diabetes is growing and the condition can be an unwelcome extra pressure on service users. This course provides knowledge of the causes, diagnosis and effects of the condition and how this can best be managed so that service users’ lives are as normalized as possible in spite of the challenges.
The course will also focus on empowerment, education and Person Centred processes when supporting someone. The course is informed by NICE quality standards for Diabetes.
The course provides the underpinning knowledge for:
NHS KSF HWB1 level 2
HSC 2004, 2005, 2014, 2027
The course is designed for Support and Care Workers in a variety of settings; residential, day support, domiciliary etc. The course may also be useful for others offering support e.g. family members, volunteers etc.
Learning outcomes

By the end of the course learners should understand:

• What is Diabetes
• The global impact of diabetes and the current statistics
• What is happening physiologically
• The predisposing factors
• How Diabetes manifests
• What causes type 1 and type 2 Diabetes and the difference between the two
• The potential complications; acute and chronic
• Hypoglycemia and Hyperglycemia-causes
• The management of Hypoglycemia and Hyperglycemia
• What care is required to prevent the physical side effects
• The importance of diet and what constitutes a healthy diet for the person
• Current and future medication and treatment of Diabetes
• The importance of Risk Assessment and how to assess risk
• The impact on lifestyle and causes of non compliance
• NICE guidelines on Diabetes
• How to promote a healthy lifestyle, including exercise
Training methods utilised include Presentations, Role-play, Word-storming, Feedback, Discussion, Tutor presentations, PowerPoint, Group work.