• Level 3
  • 4 - 6 Hours Duration
  • 1 Year Certificate

Diabetes Medication Training

This diabetes training course aims to improve delegates' knowledge and understanding of diabetes. A vital course for any staff members working with those with diabetes.

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Diabetes Medication training helps individuals with diabetes understand their condition, monitor blood sugar levels, and manage medications effectively. The course delves into diet care plans, and secure information systems.

This course is essential for anyone working with individuals with diabetes.

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Course Summary

  • Understand diabetes (RQF)
  • Prevention and early intervention of Type 2 diabetes (RQF)
  • Understand the initial care of diabetes (RQF)
  • Understand the treatment and management of diabetes (RQF)
  • Privacy and dignity
  • Demonstrate to safely administer insulin and how to monitor blood glucose level

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    Where Do You Deliver The Diabetes Medication Training?

    We can deliver this training at your premises, as long as it's within the UK. Also, we have our own venues in Stoke on Trent, London, Swindon, Epsom & York if you need access to a training room (additional charges will apply). We can also deliver this training virtually using Zoom. However, sessions delivered via Zoom will be theory only and will not include any practicals.

    How long will the training last?

    This training will last 4 -6 hours. We give a range of time to account for variable factors such as; underlying knowledge and competence of delegates, class interaction and engagement and reduced delegate numbers. If a course finishes earlier than the allotted time, it will be due to one of these reasons. However, our trainer will ensure that all learning outcomes have been met.

    Will attending this training make me competent?

    In short, no. No classroom-based training course can give you full competency - be very wary of anyone claiming they can. Our classroom-based assessments are designed to bridge the gap between classroom learning and workplace competency. We will be sure to provide you with the relevant workbooks and competency proformas to be observed and signed off within the workplace according to your local policy.

Diabetes Medication Training

This diabetes medication training course aims to improve delegates’ knowledge and understanding of diabetes. A vital course for any staff members working with those with diabetes.

Diabetes is a chronic condition that affects how the body turns food into energy. Type 1 and type 2 are the two main types. Type 1 is an autoimmune disease, and type 2 is caused by genetics and lifestyle factors.

Medications are available to treat diabetes. They help control blood glucose levels in different ways. Some help the body produce more insulin, while others help the body use insulin more effectively.

The goal of diabetes treatment is to keep blood glucose levels as close to normal as possible. This helps prevent complications like heart disease, stroke, blindness, and kidney disease.

  • Course Duration: 4- 6 hours
  • Course Level: Level 3
  • Certificate: 1-year certificate
  • Max Delegates: 12
  • Practical: Yes

The course will give a clear understanding of the signs and symptoms essential to being able to identify the signs of a diabetic attack and teach best practise in dealing with an emergency.

Participants will be able to help individuals with diabetes understand their condition, monitor blood sugar levels, and manage medications effectively.


Learning Objectives

1. Understand diabetes (RQF)

  • What is diabetes
  • The different types of diabetes
  • Signs and symptoms of hypoglycaemia and hyperglycaemia.

2: Prevention and early intervention of Type 2 diabetes (RQF)

  • Risk factors

3: Understand the initial care of diabetes (RQF)

  • Health and foot care High-risk conditions

4: Understand the treatment and management of diabetes (RQF)

  • Medication
  • Describe the agreed ways of working in relation to medication (13.5a)
  • Diet Care plans and record keeping
  • Explain why it is important to have secure systems for recording, storing, and sharing information (14.1b)
  • Explain the principles of safe handling of infected or soiled linen and clinical waste (15.1e)

5: Privacy and dignity

  • List situations where an individual’s privacy and dignity could be compromised (7.1b)
  • Describe how to maintain privacy and dignity in the work setting (7.1c)

6: Demonstrate to safely administer insulin and how to monitor blood glucose level

  • Classroom competency assessment

Diabetes Medication Course Outline

1. Understand Diabetes (RQF)

  • What is Diabetes? In this section, we will explore diabetes, a condition characterized by irregular blood sugar levels. You’ll understand how the body regulates glucose and how this process gets disrupted in diabetes patients.
  • Types of Diabetes: We will delve into the different types of diabetes, including Type 1, Type 2, and Gestational Diabetes. We’ll focus on each type’s unique features, symptoms, and management strategies.
  • Hypoglycemia and Hyperglycemia: This section will help you recognize the signs of low blood sugar (hypoglycemia) and high blood sugar (hyperglycemia). You’ll also learn how to respond appropriately to these situations to manage glucose levels effectively.

2. Prevention and Early Intervention of Type 2 Diabetes (RQF)

  • Risk Factors for Type 2 Diabetes: Here, we will identify the factors that increase the risk of Type 2 Diabetes, emphasizing lifestyle choices, genetics, and other contributing factors.
  • Prevention Strategies: We will focus on practical ways to prevent Type 2 Diabetes, including adopting healthy eating habits, engaging in physical activity, and scheduling regular health check-ups.

3. Understand the Initial Care of Diabetes (RQF)

  • Health and Foot Care: This part highlights the importance of regular health check-ups and the significance of foot care to prevent complications in diabetic individuals. We will also cover how to recognize and manage foot problems effectively.
  • High-Risk Conditions: We’ll discuss the complications associated with diabetes, such as cardiovascular diseases, nerve damage, eye problems, and kidney issues. Early intervention and prevention strategies will be emphasized.

4. Understand the Treatment and Management of Diabetes (RQF)

  • Diabetes Medication: In this section, we’ll explore the various medications used for diabetes management, including insulin and oral treatments. We’ll also stress the importance of blood glucose monitoring in medication management.
  • Diet and Nutrition: We’ll emphasize the crucial role of diet in diabetes control and blood sugar regulation. Topics like glycemic index, carbohydrates, and personalized meal planning will be covered.
  • Care Plans and Record-Keeping: We will discuss creating personalized diabetes care plans and the importance of accurate record-keeping and documentation. Proper communication and information sharing with the healthcare team will also be addressed.
  • Data Security and Safe Handling: This segment will focus on the significance of data security in diabetes care, including protecting patient information, confidentiality, and safe handling of linen and waste.

 5. Privacy and Dignity in Diabetes Care

  • Preserving Privacy and Dignity: We’ll identify situations where privacy and dignity may be compromised during diabetes care and discuss how to maintain a respectful and considerate approach.

6. Demonstrate Safe Insulin Administration and Blood Glucose Monitoring

  • Insulin Administration In this practical section, we’ll demonstrate safe insulin injection practices, covering different types of insulin, proper injection techniques, and storage and disposal guidelines.
  • Blood Glucose Monitoring We’ll explain the purpose and importance of blood glucose testing and provide hands-on training on how to use glucometers and lancets accurately. Understanding blood glucose readings will also be covered.

Learning Outcome

Upon completion of the diabetes medication course, participants would have:

  1. A clear understanding of diabetes, its types, and the signs of hypoglycemia and hyperglycemia.
  2. Knowledge of risk factors for Type 2 diabetes and strategies for prevention and early intervention.
  3. Skills in providing initial care for diabetes, including health and foot care for high-risk conditions.
  4. Comprehensive insights into diabetes treatment and management, covering medication, diet, and care plans.
  5. Awareness of privacy and dignity considerations in diabetes care settings.
  6. Demonstrated safe insulin administration and blood glucose monitoring abilities through practical assessments.

You might also be interested be interested in our blood glucose training.



Related Diabetes and Medication Courses

Click Here: The online diabetes awareness course can be accessed as well.

Click Here: For our level 2 diabetes training and to make bookings.

You may also be interested in our safer handling of medication course (level 2) or the online medication training.

Who will conduct the diabetes medication training?

One of our expert clinical tutors. These are either Nurses or Doctors with abundant clinical and complex care experience and knowledge – so you’ll be in great hands! We will let you know who is doing the training in advance. You can check out their skills and experience by finding them on our meet the team page.

What equipment will you use for diabetes medication training?

We have a variety of different training equipment and tools available. The diabetes medication training will be relevant and transferable. However, if you have a specific requirement for a particular type of equipment, please make this clear during the booking process, and the team will ensure this is provided.

Alternatively, we can use your own equipment for training.

Can you support patients with insulin administration without training?

Insulin administration requires proper training and expertise to ensure the safety and well-being of patients.

If you are responsible for assisting patients with insulin administration, it is essential to undergo appropriate training and receive guidance from healthcare professionals to perform this task accurately and safely.

Improper insulin administration can have serious consequences, so it is crucial to be adequately trained and informed before providing any medical assistance.

Always seek professional advice and training when dealing with medical procedures.