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A63 Diabetes basics for HCAs

Course summary

This course will give HCAs in primary and secondary care a basic understanding of diabetes and will enable you to confidently manage patients who have diabetes.  It  accommodates all levels of HCA knowledge and skills.  

Who should attend?

Health Care Assistants
Health Care Support Workers

Important notes

All course material, evaluation forms and certificates are provided.

The course runs from 10:00am- 4:30pm


Course duration Course CPD Full price (incl VAT) per person
1 day(s) 7 hour(s) £165


Dates Block size Block discount
22/02/2023 4 10%

Dates / venues

Location - venue Dates No. of people
Online - Online Delivery 22/02/2023

Aims / objectives

  • Discuss current guidelines relating to the management and monitoring of diabetic patients.
  • Understand the classification and diagnosis of Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes.
  • Be aware of the causes, symptoms and progressions of diabetes.
  • Apply the principles of monitoring and managing patients with diabetes to your clinical practice and annual review.
  • Use the 'empowerment approach' to work in partnership with these patients, their carers and families.

Course programme

  • Key policies influencing diabetes
  • Diabetes: definition, causes and symptoms
  • The psychological impact of diabetes
  • Monitoring:
  • - Obesity -weight, BMI, waist circumference ratio
  • - Physical exercise and nutrition
  • - QOF indicators - blood results, eyes, BP & blood glucose control
  • - Foot examination - recognizing signs of vascular disease and neuropathic conditions
  • Management and the HCA's role:
  • - The effects and management of inter current illness and hyperglycaemia
  • - Diabetes medications and their side effects
  • - Treatment and management of hypoglycaemia
  • - Diabetic foot care
  • - Patient education programs - lifestyle advice and smoking cessation

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