This ½ day course looks at the basic pathophysiology of diabetes and disease management, enabling improved care and understanding for anyone dealing with diabetic patients or service users.
Why Is It Important?
Approximately 3.5 million people are diagnosed with diabetes in the UK today. It is estimated a further 500,000 are undiagnosed, meaning the number of people living with diabetes in the UK is over 4 million.
Type 2 diabetes has been growing at a particularly high rate and accounts for the majority of these. It is now one of the world’s most common long-term health conditions.
Having diabetes carries high risk of developing other complications and diseases, significantly impacting the individual’s life, activities and wellbeing.
Early recognition and good management can help delay or prevent this occurring.
- Common causes – type 1 and type 2
- Recognition – signs and symptoms
- Associated anatomy and physiology
- Treatment – medical and diet / lifestyle
- Prevention – lifestyle, health and wellbeing
Healthcare professionals (registered and unregistered) in various settings, including nursing and residential homes, hospitals, outpatient and community settings. It is focused mainly on adult service users however, can be tailored to include younger clientele if needed – please contact us to discuss upon booking.
A mix of teaching methods will be used to encourage engagement and ensure adequate understanding and learning – including but not limited to power point presentations, group quizzes, technology facilitated learning. It is an interactive session not a standard lecture.
Registered nurse with first hand clinical experience