Course Description
This course is a general awareness course designed to give staff an overall understanding of the issues facing Service Users with Diabetes

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Courses start from £300 plus VAT for half day training
(maximum of 16 candidates)

Who Should Attend
All staff working with Service Users who have Diabetes

Assessment & Award
This course assessment is a short exercise aimed at ensuring staff have gained the necessary knowledge. On successful completion candidates will be awarded the appropriate certificate

3 hours (Half Day) or 6 hours (Full Day) excluding breaks

This course costs £500 plus VAT (Total Cost £600) for a full days training & £300 plus VAT (Total Cost £360) for half day training – these costings are based on a maximum of 16 candidates (This includes exams, in house certificates and all associated costs)

For OCN Accreditation please add an extra £15 for certification.

This course could be run at our Training Centre in Rainham, Kent but is typically run at client locations throughout the UK


  • What is Diabetes?
  • The role of Insulin
  • Ideal levels
  • Prevalence
  • Type 1
  • Type 2
  • Who is at risk?
  • Symptoms
  • Triggers for Diabetes
  • Potential complications in Diabetes
  • Heart Disease and Cholesterol
  • Stroke
  • Blood Pressure
  • Oral Health
  • Sexual Function
  • Skin Conditions
  • Foot Problems
  • Diet
  • Healthy lifestyle advice
  • Alcohol
  • Exercise
  • Hypoglycaemia
  • Hyperglycaemia
  • Things to watch out for…


By the end of the course learners will have:

  • Gained an understanding of what Diabetes means to the sufferer and the carer
  • Gained an understanding of the specific difficulties that can arise from Diabetes
  • Explored some of the coping strategies for carers when caring for someone suffering from Diabetes
  • Gained an understanding of the long term complications that can arise as a result of suffering with Diabetes
  • Gained an appreciation of how healthy living and lifestyle will impact on the sufferer and the resultant Management of Diabetes