According to the World Health Organisation, three million people in the UK have diabetes, a disease affecting blood-sugar levels. There are also thought to be around 850,000 people with undiagnosed diabetes. Although there is no cure for diabetes, careful care and management of the condition can help maintain blood sugar levels and control symptoms. Left untreated, diabetes can lead to several health problems, including heart disease, stroke, nerve damage, kidney disease and eye and foot problems.
As well as providing learners with a nationally recognised qualification, this course will help them apply good practice relating to the care and management of diabetes, giving them confidence in their work. Furthermore, as diabetes is prevalent in our society and current trends suggest more and more people will become diabetic in the coming years, the practical understanding that learners will acquire from this programme will be useful throughout their working and personal lives. The course also provides employers with a structured training programme that will meet the training needs of their employees, giving peace of mind that staff are equipped with the knowledge they need to support people with diabetes.
The Level 2 Certificate in Understanding the Care and Management of Diabetes comprises of four mandatory units presented in two concise module workbooks:
- Unit 01: Understand Diabetes
- Unit 02: Prevention and early intervention of Type 2 Diabetes
- Unit 03: Understand the initial care of Diabetes
- Unit 04: Understand the treatment and management of Diabetes.
Each unit contains activities and assessments designed to cover the specific learning outcomes.