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Diabetes Training for Support Workers : Face-to-Face Training

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Diabetes Management for Support Workers : Face-to-Face Training


Overview/Content
Support workers have an important part to play in assisting clients with daily self-care required when living with diabetes. The program develops the knowledge to understand the types of diabetes and their medical management. Common diabetic emergencies, complications of diabetes and strategies for management of diabetes including lifestyle measures are discussed as well as common medications used to treat diabetes. Participants will practice and demonstrate blood glucose testing.

Learning Objectives
Demonstrate infection control procedures
Demonstrate glood glucose testing
Understand the difference between hyper and hypoglycaemia

Delivery Mode
Face-to-Face Training : 2 hours and 45 minutes

Qualification Issued
Diabetes Training for Support Workers : Face-to-Face Training

More About This Course
Our Diabetes Management program will only ever be conducted by an experienced nurse or paramedic. There can be no better trainer than one who has "lived" experience of working with people who have diabetes. As a trusted health professional, they will teach the 'why' of your course and are committed to your learning.

Some of the topics include:

  • Understanding the basic anatomy and physiology of the renal system

  • Outlining the classifications of diabetes and its medical management

  • The role and function of glucose and insulin in the body

  • Examining the signs, symptoms and first aid management of hyperglycaemia and hypoglycaemia
  • Understanding the common complications of diabetes
  • Being familiar with common diabetic medications
  • Understanding risk factors for developing diabetes
  • Testing and blood glucose monitoring






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