Approximately 3 million people have been diagnosed with diabetes in the UK, and about 850,000 more are unaware that they have the condition. Nearly one in four adults aged over 25 has diabetes or pre-diabetes.
Approximately 80% of people are overweight when they are diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes. Diabetes is the fourth leading cause of death by disease globally. It is believed that deaths from diabetes will increase by over 50% within the next ten years.
The purpose of this online learning course is to provide updating and continuing professional development (CPD) by developing knowledge relevant to job roles which involve caring for individuals with diabetes. Learners may be employed or seeking employment in the health and social care sector.
The qualification develops knowledge and understanding of diabetes; prevention and early intervention type 2 diabetes; the initial care of diabetes and the treatment and management of diabetes.
- Prevention and early intervention of Type 2 diabetes
- Understand diabetes
- Understand the treatment and management of diabetes
- Understand the initial care of diabetes