About the Course
Duration: 18 minutes (approx.)
Diabetes is a chronic, long term health condition that requires strict monitoring and management by individuals. It's essential that anybody who spends time with individuals known to have diabetes knows how to help if they are needed.
This essential CPD course provides you with the core content you need to understand the types of diabetes, how it affects individuals and confidently offer help and support to those managing diabetes in your workplace.
Split into bite-size modules, the training has been designed to provide maximum learning potential in the leanest, most cost effective and most time-efficient manner. It has been produced in high quality remote video CPD format which is accessible on any device, anytime, anywhere.
Delivered by qualified emergency medical technician Samantha Kendall, the course has been divided into four modules with a knowledge assessment at the end to help you evidence your learning.
Designed in line with the following policies:
- Understanding diabetes, including the two types of diabetes, the associated symptoms and how it can be managed through medicine or lifestyle changes.
- Developing an awareness of the impact that diabetes can have on a person’s work and personal life including the need to create a safe work environment in which a person can administer their medication.
- Identifying complications that may arise and identifying what constitutes a diabetic emergency.
- Understanding the responsibilities of employers to support those who have diabetes at work.
- Understanding the practical applications of the 2010 Equality Act in particular reference to managing diabetes.
Module 1: Module 1: What is diabetes?
Module one will give an overview of the importance of diabetes awareness. It will discuss what diabetes is, the difference between type 1 and type 2 diabetes, symptoms, and how diabetes can be managed.
Module 2: Hypoglycaemia and hyperglycaemia
Module two will give an overview of what hypoglycaemia and hyperglycaemia is, the difference between the two and how to identify each. It will share a list of symptoms of hyperglycaemia and how to manage those symptoms.
Module 3: Looking after yourself
Module three will give an overview how health can be maintained by eating a balanced diet, including how to create balanced meals. It also explores statistics related to type 2 diabetes and how diet has an impact on this.
Module 4: Diabetes in children
Module four will address myths and misconceptions surrounding diabetes in children. It also covers how to support and manage a child or young adult with diabetes and what to discuss with their diabetic nurse.