Diabetes Awareness – 1/2 day course

  • Cost: £49

  • Duration:1/2 day

This course is aimed at health care assistants and social care workers who wish to develop there knowledge and understanding in the care and management of patient’s with diabetes.

Course Syllabus

  • What is diabetes, its causes and symptoms
  • Weight, BMI, waist circumference ratio
  • Nutrition, exercise and obesity
  • QOF indicators and diabetes
  • NICE guidelines
  • Blood results and what they can show
  • Blood glucose control and measurement
  • How to recognise signs of vascular disease and neuropathic conditions
  • Essential foot care
  • Medication how it works and side effects
  • Recognising hypoglycaemia and its treatment and management
  • The impact of diabetes on clients and their families Lifestyle choices and giving correct advice

Why choose DST?

Cost effective

We offer a cost effective way of training your team in workplace compliance qualifications conveniently at your own premises.


You can plan your training with a time and date that fits your organisational needs.

Team building

Training together can be a team building experience, giving you the time and opportunity to review policies and procedures relevant to your organisation

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    Five things you should know about our courses

    Excellence in Health and Safety compliance

    Our courses provide an ideal approach to safer and more effective manual handling that not only meet HSE recommendations, but also promote safe practice in any given situation. All are accredited national qualifications and training that complies with statutory legislation.

    Individual customised ​learning ​plans

    Different students require different approaches to learning and we always strive to accommodate individual learners requirements in order to enhance their learning experience.

    First Aid courses independently verified

    We offer a wide range of First Aid courses assessed at level 5 and 6 SQA (Scotland) including First Aid at Work (FAW), Emergency First Aid (EFAW), Activity First Aid, Paediatric First Aid and Defibrillation. All First Aid courses are independently verified.

    All courses include a comprehensive student training pack

    All of our courses are supported by a comprehensive illustrated training pack which is included in your training costs.

    Many more courses available upon request

    If you require any information on the courses we provide or would like us to arrange training that is bespoke to your individual needs, please contact us to discuss how we may help.