Level 2 Certificate in Understanding the Care and Management of Diabetes

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Course introduction

This learning opportunity will provide you with an understanding of the different types of diabetes and how they can occur. It will also improve your knowledge on diabetes diagnosis and initial care. Among other things, you will develop an awareness of how type-2 diabetes can be delayed with lifestyle changes and learn about on-going care and treatment for people living with diabetes.

Course structure

Unit 1: Understand diabetes

You will explore the varying functions of glucose and insulin in the blood and the different forms and causes of diabetes, as well as the risk factors associated with each type.

Unit 2: Prevention and early intervention of Type 2 diabetes

You will study and examine methods of prevention and early intervention in type-2 diabetes, paying attention to how the condition can be delayed, or even prevented, through healthy lifestyle changes.

Unit 3: Understand the initial care of diabetes

You will explore how the condition can be managed and monitored. You will also consider the mental and physical impact that a diagnosis of diabetes can have on an individual.

Unit 4: Understand treatment and management of diabetes

You will develop an understanding of the ongoing care and treatment recommended to control blood glucose levels. You will also identify how best to prevent and detect complications in people with diabetes.

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