Diabetes Essentials training

Our diabetes course is the perfect diabetes essentials 101 for those seeking to learn more about the condition, how to identify it, and how to care for those with diabetes.

The diabetes training course covers essential topics such as blood sugar monitoring, medication management, healthy eating, and lifestyle adjustments. Enhance your understanding of diabetes and empower yourself with the tools to lead a healthier life.

Diabetes is serious. It can be life-threatening, however, people with diabetes can live long, healthy lives if their condition is kept well-controlled. In this training course, we explain what diabetes is and what to look out for. We cover how it is diagnosed and how to provide care and support to a person living with diabetes.

Access this course as part of the following online course package(s):

  • What is diabetes
  • The impact of diabetes on health and social care services
  • Different types of diabetes
  • Hyperglycemia, hypoglycemia and symptoms
  • Diagnosing diabetes
  • Treating diabetes and providing services
  • Managing diabetes
  • Healthy eating
  • More about footcare
  • Complications of diabetes
  • Getting help and useful resources
This diabetes online training course has been designed specifically for Care and Support Workers working in a social care setting. It may also be useful to a wider audience of people who would like to know more about diabetes.
The online version of this course will take 60 minutes to complete. The webinar versions are usually 2-3 hours long and face to face delivery will usually be around 4-5 hours.

You can access this course in three ways, as an online course, as a webinar, or with face-to-face delivery.

Online courses come as part of a course bundle with unlimited access for one simple subscription.

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Diabetes Essentials eLearning course - Grey Matter Learning

Aims of the Diabetes Essentials course

By the end of the training course, you will:

  • Understand what diabetes is and who is at greater risk
  • Identify the extent and impact of diabetes in the UK and wider
  • Understand the difference between type 1 and type 2 diabetes
  • Differentiate between hyperglycemia and hypoglycemia
  • Know how diabetes is diagnosed
  • Understand the importance of blood sugar levels
  • Identify how to provide care and support to people with diabetes
  • Understand the importance of foot care and how to check for issues
  • Know more about healthy eating and its impact on people with diabetes
  • Identify the complications associated with diabetes

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