Supporting People with Diabetes Mellitus

Producer: Embrace Learning

Duration: 3 hours.
This product is an online product and is a single-user, 1-year licence.
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Aimed at people working in the health and social care sectors, the training course has been developed in association with British Institute of Learning Disabilities and Voyage Care.

This e-learning training course will help learners to provide service users who are diabetic with the help and support they need. It explains the difference between diabetes types 1 and 2, lists some of the causes and outlines the symptoms to look out for.

Learners will find out about insulin and how treatments for diabetes help people with insulin deficiencies, and also learn about the importance of a balanced diet in helping people with the condition to live healthier lives.

The training course goes on to describe how the blood sugar level of someone with diabetes needs to be monitored and balanced. It concludes by identifying some of the complications and health issues that people with the condition may have to face, and ways of helping them to avoid, or at least delay, these difficulties wherever possible.

Please Note: The demo link for this title is representative of the courseware but does not give access to the actual course.

The recommended settings to run this course are:

- Minimum Internet Explorer 6/Netscape Navigator 7
- Flash enabled – Minimum V6
- Popup windows enabled
- Minimum Windows 2000 Operating System
- Authorware may also need to be installed for some courses


The study units are:

- Understanding diabetes mellitus
- Complications and health issues


The objectives for each study unit are that learners will be able to:

- Explain what diabetes is and differentiate between types one and two
- List some of the causes of diabetes as well as common symptoms
- Describe in broad terms how our bodies should produce insulin and what purpose it serves
- Identify some of the treatments available for both types of diabetes
- Explain how they could support someone with diabetes to eat and live more healthily
- Understand what is meant by a normal blood sugar level
- Explain the importance of monitoring and balancing blood sugar levels in diabetics
- Identify ways of supporting people who experience complications such as hypoglycaemia or hyperglycaemia
- Describe the short- and long-term health risks to which diabetics are more susceptible
- Suggest ways of helping peoplereduce their chances of developing serious health problems

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