Understanding the Care and Management of Diabetes

According to the World Health Organisation, 3 million people in the UK have diabetes, an illness affecting blood-sugar levels. There are also believed to be around 850,000 individuals with undiagnosed diabetes. Although there is no treatment for diabetes, careful care and management of the condition can help control blood sugar levels. Left untreated, diabetes can lead to a variety of health issues, including cardiovascular disease, stroke, nerve damage, kidney disease, and eye and foot problems.

This comprehensive learning program checks out the various types of diabetes and how they can happen and lays out how lifestyle changes can postpone the start of Type 2 diabetes. It likewise provides practical guidance about diabetes diagnosis, preliminary and ongoing care, and controlling blood-sugar levels.

Who is it for?

Understanding the care and management of diabetes will be perfect for anybody whose work may bring them into contact with people who have diabetes. This consists of health-care workers, people who deal with kids and youths, and those in the uniformed services. It might also be of interest to individuals who have diabetes themselves.

What are the advantages of doing this course?

As well as supplying learners with a nationally acknowledged accreditation, this course will help them use best practice for the care and management of diabetes, giving them self-confidence in their work. Moreover, as diabetes is widespread in our society and present patterns recommend more and more individuals will end up being diabetic in the coming years, the useful understanding that learners will obtain from this program will be useful throughout their working and personal lives.

The course also supplies companies with a structured training program that will satisfy the training needs of their staff members, providing comfort that staff are equipped with the understanding they need to support people with diabetes.

The Level 2 Certificate in Understanding the Care and Management of Diabetes comprises four mandatory units presented in two concise module workbooks:


Module A

Unit 1: Understand diabetes (Credit value: 4) (T505/1143) Unit 2: Prevention and early intervention of type 2 diabetes (Credit value: 3) (A505/1144) 

Module B

Unit 3: Understand the initial care of diabetes (Credit value: 4) (R/505/1148) Unit 4: Understand the treatment and management of diabetes (Credit value: 5) (L505/1147)

Understanding the Care and Management of Diabetes

Information for learning centres

Qualification reference number: 600/9311/0

Awarding organisation: NCFE 

Entry Requirements

Learners should be aged 16 and over, but otherwise there are no specific entry requirements for this programme.

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