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Diabetes Awareness

Sanctuary Training

Diabetes Awareness



Since 1996, more than 2 million more people in the UK have been diagnosed with Diabetes, with more than 700 people a day being diagnosed. Take this course for a greater understanding of the challenges around Diabetes as a condition, and how it can be effectively managed.


This course is aimed at anyone who wishes to gain an understanding of diabetes, including:

  • Carers,parents and professional organisations
  • Local authority staff and other local authority partner organisations
  • Health staff 
  • Education staff


Type 1, Type 2 and Gestational Diabetes have very different and distinct characteristics and affect sufferers in very different ways. Over the four modules of this course you will learn about these difference, get practical tips around management of Diabetes and learn of the impact of Diabetes on those it affects. You’ll learn about the ways that sufferers can adapt their lifestyles to reduce the risk of developing pre-Diabetes, Diabetes or from reaching a dangerous weight where Diabetes becomes a reality.

You will automatically get a course certificate on course completion – with your name, the CPD hours, the date and learning objectives.


Once you’ve completed this course, you’ll have a knowledge of:

  • What Type 1, Type 2 and gestational diabetes are, and the differences 
  • Why having high blood sugar levels is bad 
  • The common symptoms and dangers of Type 1 diabetes
  • What the main challenge for those with Type 1 diabetes is
  • The diet for Type 1 diabetics
  • How to treat a diabetic emergency
  • The challenges for carers and the wider family
  • The causes and symptoms of Type 2 diabetes
  • What increases the risk of Type 2 diabetes
  • The short and long term complications of Type 2 diabetes
  • How to help someone with pre-diabetes
  • Lifestyle interventions and the best way to lose weight
  • The essential examinations and tests for a diabetic
  • Diabetes in older people and younger people
  • What gestational diabetes is

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