diabetes awareness


This course is aimed at all staff, volunteers and family carers who are supporting individuals with (or at risk of) diabetes in health, social care or family settings.

why attend?

This course will provide an overview of the main features of diabetes and key background knowledge to help inform to those working alongside or supporting people with this condition.

It will explore:

  • Normal control of blood sugar
  • Causes, and risk factors for developing diabetes
  • The different types of diabetes – Type 1 and Type 2
  • Signs and symptoms of diabetes including low (hypoglycaemia) and high (hyperglycaemia) blood sugar
  • Blood sugar monitoring including normal levels and ideal diabetic levels
  • Day to day management of diabetes healthy diet, monitoring, medication and insulin
  • Long term complications of diabetes such as nerve damage, kidney and eye disease


Half day

meeting standards

CARE CERTIFICATE In particular, aims to help meet the knowledge required to meet outcomes of standards: 5 & 8

FUNDAMENTAL STANDARDS (CQC) In particular the course will enable the provider to help staff from the service demonstrate training has taken place around: Regulations 9, 12 & 14

CARE ACT 2014 GUIDANCE More specifically enables providers and their staff to understand their duties under sections 1 & 10 of the Act (and their subsections)

MENTAL CAPACITY ACT 2005 – this subject area is woven into presentation and discussion as required during course delivery.

Please note: As far as reasonably possible we have indicated the standards covered.

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