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Diabetes awareness training

 Are you a healthcare professional working in a care setting where your clients have Type 2 diabetes? 

Would you like to learn more about the condition? As Type 2 diabetes is on the increase, due to the effects of increasing obesity in the UK, even more of us are coming into contact with people who have the condition. It is important to understand the complexities relating to lifestyle that a person with diabetes faces each day.

Diabetes UK can deliver relevant training to enable your staff to help advice and support people with diabetes. Diabetes UK has developed a one-day course to provide participants with the knowledge and confidence when working with people with diabetes to have a positive impact on their lives.

This course has been accredited by the Royal College of Nursing (RCN) and provides the theoretical background to support a number of competencies required to obtain a National Vocational Qualification (NVQ). 

What are the aims?

To provide attendees with the basic principles of managing the care of a person with diabetes.

To give attendees an overview of:

  • what diabetes is
  • its complications
  • medication and treatment
  • weight management
  • food and diabetes
  • monitoring and the impact of diabetes.

The course can be tailored to focus on particular aspects of diabetes, for example medication and treatment for care home staff, or the impact of diabetes for occupational health nurses.

Who is the training for?

  • healthcare professionals without specialist knowledge of diabetes, for example practice nurses or occupational health nurses
  • care home managers or healthcare assistants
  • people who work with people with diabetes.

Why is this important?

As diabetes is on the increase, even more of us are coming into contact with people who have the condition. It is important to understand the complexities relating to lifestyle that a person with diabetes faces each day. This course will give attendees knowledge and confidence when working with people with diabetes. Diabetes UK’s experience and expertise ensure that those attending the course receive the most up-to-date and comprehensive information available.

Where does the training take place?

We want to be as flexible as possible to suit your needs. Sometimes it isn’t practical to take employees out of the workplace for a day, so we can bring the training to you. All you need is a suitable room to hold the training in. There are also off-site open sessions available to all.

Feedback from a previous event

“This was the one of the best diabetes study days I have ever been on! I really appreciated such good, clear explanation and teaching – and will go away feeling much more motivated and confident ! Thank you” – Course Participant

This course, developed by Diabetes UK, is accredited by the Royal College of Nursing (RCN) and supports a number of the competencies required to obtain a national vocational qualification. At the end of the course, each participant will receive a certificate to represent the six hours of RCN learning obtained.

Contact us for further information

Telephone: 0345 123 2399*
Email: commissioning@diabetes.org.uk

*Calls to 0345 numbers cost no more than calls to geographic (01 and 02) numbers and must be included in inclusive minutes on mobile phones and discount schemes. Calls from landlines are typically charged between 2p and 10p per minute while calls from mobiles typically cost between 10p and 40p per minute. Calls from landlines and mobiles to 0345 numbers are included in free call packages.
Calls may be recorded for quality and training purposes.