• Level 2
  • 2-3 Hours Duration
  • 1 Year Certificate

Level 2 Diabetes Course

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Diabetes Awareness Training (Level 2) is a course that helps you learn more about diabetes, the different types it has, and how to manage it well. The course is designed for healthcare workers and people who want to know more about diabetes care.

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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

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    Where do you deliver this level 2 diabetes course?

    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.

    Who will conduct the 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.

Diabetes Awareness Training Course- Level 2

The Diabetes Awareness Training Level 2 offers a deep dive into understanding diabetes, its types, and effective management strategies.  The course provides learners with an understanding of the different types of diabetes, its causes, and its impacts.

Also, participants will know how medication and lifestyle changes can affect the way people live with the condition.

Participants will discover essential strategies for managing Type 2 diabetes effectively. They will also know the importance of early detection for better patient outcomes.

Throughout the course, participants will gain a solid understanding of diabetes. This will be ranging from its fundamental concepts to the complexities of diabetes management.

  • Course Duration: 2- 3 hours
  • Course Level: Level 2
  • Certificate: 1-year certificate
  • Max Delegates: 12
  • Practical: No
  • Course Mode: Face to Face/ Virtual Learning

Participants will learn how to maintain respect and confidentiality while providing quality care to individuals with diabetes through a dedicated module on privacy and dignity.


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Target Audience

The course is open to a wide range of learners. These training for be customised for different staff working in various settings.

Here is a list of people who should attend a diabetes course:

  1. Individuals diagnosed with diabetes (type 1, type 2, or gestational diabetes)
  2. Family members or caregivers of individuals with diabetes
  3. Healthcare professionals, such as nurses, dietitians, pharmacists, and doctors, who work with diabetes patients
  4. Educators or trainers who provide diabetes education or support
  5. Fitness instructors or personal trainers who work with clients with diabetes
  6. Individuals at high risk of developing diabetes due to factors like obesity, family history, or lifestyle
  7. Pregnant women, especially those with gestational diabetes or at risk of developing it
  8. Individuals interested in learning about diabetes prevention and management strategies
  9. Employees in workplaces or organizations that prioritize diabetes awareness and education
  10. Community leaders or volunteers involved in diabetes awareness and support programs
  11. Students pursuing careers in healthcare, nutrition, or related fields
  12. Individuals with other chronic conditions like heart disease or kidney disease, which can be associated with or worsened by diabetes
  13. Senior citizens or older adults who may be at higher risk of developing diabetes or managing existing diabetes
  14. Individuals looking to gain knowledge and skills to support friends or family members with diabetes


For individuals, they should choose our online version of the course, for groups, please fill the enquiry form.

Attending a diabetes course can benefit many people, from those directly affected by the condition to healthcare professionals, caregivers, and community members. These courses provide valuable information, skills, and support for managing diabetes effectively and promoting overall well-being.


 Course Outline:

1. Understand Diabetes (RQF)

  • What is Diabetes: Participants will gain a clear understanding of what diabetes is and how it affects the body’s sugar regulation.
  • The Different Types of Diabetes: Participants will be able to differentiate between different types of diabetes, including Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes, along with their management approaches.
  • Signs and Symptoms of Hypoglycemia and Hyperglycemia: Participants will learn to identify the signs and symptoms of hypoglycemia and hyperglycemia, ensuring timely responses to these conditions.

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

  • Risk Factors: Participants will understand the risk factors associated with Type 2 diabetes and how lifestyle choices play a crucial role in its prevention.
  • Early Intervention Strategies: Participants will learn about early intervention approaches to manage Type 2 diabetes effectively, should it develop.

3. Understand the Initial Care of Diabetes (RQF)

  • Health and Foot Care: We will familiarize participants with the importance of proper health and foot care for individuals with diabetes to prevent complications.
  • High-Risk Conditions: Participants will learn about conditions that may put individuals at higher risk for diabetes-related issues, enabling them to take appropriate actions.

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

  • Medication: Participants will be introduced to various medications used in diabetes management, including insulin, pills, and injectables.
  • Describe the Agreed Ways of Working in Relation to Medication (13.5a): Participants will understand the approved protocols and procedures for administering diabetes medications safely.
  • Diet: Participants will gain insights into the significance of personalised diet plans in managing diabetes effectively.
  • Care Plans and Record Keeping: Participants will learn to develop and maintain comprehensive care plans for individuals with diabetes, along with accurate record-keeping practices.
  • Explain Why It is Important to Have Secure Systems for Recording, Storing, and Sharing Information (14.1b): Participants will understand the importance of data security and confidentiality when handling sensitive diabetes-related information.
  • Explain the Principles of Safe Handling of Infected or Soiled Linen and Clinical Waste (15.1e): Participants will learn essential safety measures for handling contaminated materials to prevent infections and maintain a safe environment.

5. Privacy and Dignity

  • List Situations Where an Individual’s Privacy and Dignity Could be Compromised (7.1b): Participants will be able to identify potential scenarios where a person’s privacy and dignity might be at risk in a care setting.
  • Describe How to Maintain Privacy and Dignity in the Work Setting (7.1c): Participants will gain practical strategies to ensure that individuals with diabetes are treated with respect, dignity, and confidentiality throughout their care journey.

Upon completing this course, participants will be equipped with a wealth of knowledge and skills to excel in:

  • diabetes management,
  • fostering improved patient outcomes and
  • elevating the standard of care.


Level 2 Diabetes Course Outcomes:

Upcoming completion of the course, you will be able to:

  • Understand Diabetes: Gain a clear understanding of diabetes and how it affects the body’s sugar regulation.
  • Identify Diabetes Types: Differentiate between Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes and know their management approaches.
  • Manage Hypoglycemia and Hyperglycemia: Recognise signs and symptoms, and respond promptly to low and high blood sugar levels.
  • Prevent Type 2 Diabetes: Identify risk factors and learn preventive strategies to reduce the chances of developing Type 2 diabetes.
  • Provide Initial Diabetes Care: Understand the importance of health and foot care for preventing complications.
  • Ensure Privacy and Dignity: Learn to maintain respect, confidentiality, and dignity while caring for individuals with diabetes.


Benefits of Diabetes Training Course:

Better Patient Care:

  • Nurses & Caregivers: Learn more about how to handle diabetes to make better care plans, give the right medicine, and spot problems early.
  • Pharmacists: Get better at giving advice on medicines, avoiding bad drug mix-ups, and guiding diabetic patients on how to use their medicines properly.
  • Teachers: Know how to spot signs of diabetes in students, make classrooms friendly for diabetic students, and encourage healthy habits.

Additional training benefits:

  • Learn to talk about diabetes in a way everyone can understand. This helps everyone in the healthcare team work together better.
  • Knowing more makes staff feel more sure about answering questions, dealing with worries, and giving good help.
  • Finding diabetes early and handling it well stops big problems. This makes patients better and costs less for healthcare.
  • Teach students about being healthy and stopping diabetes. This makes the whole community healthier.



Question and Answers

What is diabetes training?

Diabetes training, also known as diabetes education, refers to awareness training designed to provide comprehensive information and practical skills for individuals with diabetes, their caregivers, and healthcare professionals.

The primary goal of diabetes training is to empower individuals to effectively manage and cope with the condition, prevent or delay complications, and improve their overall quality of life.

Diabetes training can be delivered in various formats, including:

  • group classes,
  • individual counseling sessions,
  • online courses,
  • workshops, or
  • a combination of these methods.

It may involve hands-on activities, interactive discussions, and practical demonstrations especially for level 2 diabetes course.

Healthcare professionals, such as certified diabetes educators, nurses, dietitians, and physicians, often facilitate these training programs.

By participating in diabetes training, individuals gain the knowledge, skills, and confidence necessary to manage their condition effectively, reduce the risk of complications, and improve their overall health and quality of life.

Should I do diabetes training face to face or online?

Deciding whether to go to diabetes training in person or online depends on what you like, how you learn, and your situation. Both ways have good and bad points, so it’s up to you to pick what suits you best.

Good Things about Face-to-Face Diabetes Training:

  • Hands-on learning: You get to try out things like checking blood sugar or giving insulin with help from a healthcare person.
  • Personal help: In class, you can talk straight to the teacher, ask questions, and get tips that are just for you.
  • Group support: Being there in person lets you meet other people with diabetes, share stories, and build a team.
  • Organised learning: Classes have set times and plans, which can help you keep on track and feel motivated.

Good Things about Online Diabetes Training:

  • Flexibility: You can learn when you like and at your own speed, which is handy if you’re busy or live far away.
  • Go at your own pace: You can go over lessons as much as you need, stop when you want, and start again when you’re ready.
  • Cost-effective: Learning online can cost less because you don’t need to travel, and the course fees can be lower.
  • Lots of resources: Online platforms often have videos, tools, and other things to help you learn more.

When you’re choosing between face-to-face and online diabetes training, think about:

  • How you like to learn: If you like doing things with your hands, talking lots, and getting direct help, face-to-face could be best. If you’re good at motivating yourself and like learning when it suits you, online might be better.
  • Time and when you’re free: Face-to-face needs you to be at certain times, but online lets you choose.
  • Where you are and how you get around: If you’re far from places or can’t move well, online could be easier. If you can travel and like meeting people, face-to-face might be right.
  • Tech skills: Online learning needs you to use the internet and gadgets comfortably.

You might also think about a mix of both, where you do some classes in person and use online stuff too. This way, you get help face-to-face and can learn flexibly online.


What is face to face course for diabetes?

A face-to-face diabetes training is a live, in-person learning experience where you meet with a trainer and other participants like yourself.

It’s different from online learning because you have the opportunity for direct interaction and personalised guidance.

You are currently on our face to face level 2 diabetes course page, just swipe up to book if you are interested in enrolling for your staff else visit the shop page for online courses.

These courses typically cover a variety of topics related to managing diabetes,

such as:

  • Understanding different types of diabetes
  • Healthy eating and meal planning
  • Exercise and physical activity
  • Monitoring blood sugar levels
  • Taking medications
  • Preventing complications

These courses can be offered by:

  • Hospitals
  • Diabetes associations
  • Community centers
  • Private educators

The benefit of a face-to-face course is the ability to:

  • Ask questions directly to the instructor
  • Learn from the experiences of other participants
  • Practice skills like blood sugar monitoring in a group setting
  • Get personalised feedback from the instructor



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.

What equipment will you use for training?

A: We have a variety of different training equipment and tools available. The 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.

What is RQF?

RQF stands for the “Regulated Qualifications Framework.” It is a framework used in the United Kingdom to classify and compare different qualifications based on their level of difficulty and the knowledge and skills they represent. The RQF provides a way to understand the level and depth of learning achieved by individuals who complete specific qualifications, making it easier to compare different courses and qualifications across various sectors and institutions.

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