There are nearly three million people currently living with diabetes in the UK and experts predict that this number will reach five million within the next twelve years. As the prevalence of diabetes continues to increase, the understanding of how to manage diabetes also needs to increase.
By completing this qualification, you will not only gain a nationally recognised qualification, but will improve and develop your knowledge and understanding and will help provide the best care possible for people who are living with diabetes. You will also develop awareness of how the onset of Type 2 diabetes can be delayed with lifestyle changes. You can complete this course on our interactive online learning platform, EQUAL, where your knowledge will be assessed through a series of short answer questions with no examinations.
Level 2 in the Care and Management of Diabetes course content
This course is split into manageable units. These are:
Unit 1: Understanding diabetes
This unit explores the function of glucose and insulin in the blood, different forms and causes of diabetes and the risk factors associated with each type.
Unit 2: Prevention and early intervention of Type 2 diabetes
Learners will look at the prevention and early intervention of type 2 diabetes, and how it can be prevented or delayed through lifestyle changes.
Unit 3: Understanding initial care of diabetes
This unit explores how the condition can be managed and monitored, as well as the impact a diagnosis of diabetes can have on an individual.
Unit 4: Understanding treatment and management of diabetes
Learners will gain an understanding of the ongoing care and treatment recommended to control blood glucose levels and identify how to prevent and detect complications for people with diabetes.
Who is the Level 2 in the Care and Management of Diabetes course aimed at?
The Level 2 in the Care and Management of Diabetes Training course is ideal for those people who suffer from diabetes Type 1, diabetes Type 2 and people who suffer from diabetes. This course will give students information about diabetes and give them skills to better manage the condition, the measurement of blood glucose and the administration of insulin.
What kind of Level 2 in the Care and Management of Diabetes courses are available?
Many diabetes sufferers can gain knowledge about the condition from their doctor. The Level 2 in the Care and Management of Diabetes course, offered by The Skills Network is a paper and online based course.
All course material and assessments will be in English, so a reasonable understanding of English is desirable.
Thee length of this course is 10 to 16 weeks.
After completing the Level 2 in the Care and Management of Diabetes course
Graduates of this course will have a better understanding of diabetes. For those living with diabtes sufferers, this course is an ideal way to aid the management of diabetes.
Also, people at risk of contracting type 2 diabetes, and the people who live with people at risk, will be able to understand how to best prevent the condition by understanding how to managing and monitoring their diet.
Other graduates, who work with the elderly and children in particular, will be able to help with glucose measurements, monitoring blood sugar measurements, the administration of insulin, and knowing how to help with hyperglycemia and hypoglycemia.
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