Diabetes Awareness


Started on November 27, 2020

Diabetes Awareness

Diabetes is a serious lifelong health condition that occurs when the amount of glucose, or sugar, in the blood is too high. If left untreated, high blood glucose levels can cause serious health complications. There is a lot of confusion around the difference between Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes.  Although there are areas in common, the causes,  symptoms and management of the conditions differ considerably. This diabetes training for healthcare assistants equip the learner with the knowledge to recognise symptoms and put measures in place to manage diabetes..

Symptoms of diabetes
  • Needing to go to the toilet a lot and more than usual
  • Becoming really thirsty regularly
  • Unexplained regular tiredness
  • Unexplained weight loss.
  • Thrush and/ or genital itching.
  • Cuts taking longer than usual to heal
  • Blurred, distorted vision.

Diabetes can develop in anyone at any point in their life although there are certain groups and age ranges where it is more common. There are a range of symptoms that could indicate that someone had Diabetes, these range from excessive thirst to feeling more tired than usual. It is believed that up to 26% of residential and nursing home residents have Diabetes so being able to recognise the symptoms and knowing how you can help them to manage the condition is essential.

Diabetes training for healthcare assistants course is aimed at people working in the health and social care sector and provides an overview of the condition, the common symptoms that might indicate someone has diabetes, methods of diagnosis, some possible treatments and common complications that can affect those with the condition.

Course ContentModule
Diabetes – What it is and its prevalence1
Symptoms, diagnosis & treatment2
Course Assessment

Online assessment for this diabetes awareness is carried out by a series of multiple choice questions. Candidates must answer 70% of the questions correctly to pass each module. We advise you to complete each module and answer the question before moving on to the next module. This provides a better learning experience because you will need to have knowledge from earlier modules to understand some of the material in the later modules. For those who complete the course successfully, a PDF certificate of the award is sent directly to your inbox.  Hard copies of the award are available on request.  The course takes 45 minutes of training to complete. This is course content only and does not cover the time it takes to answer questions.

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