This e-learning course, Supporting People with Diabetes Mellitus, is broken down into three easy-to-follow units - an introduction and two study units. It aims to raise awareness about diabetes types one and two, the symptoms, causes and the treatments available
The course will help learners to understand the implications of having the condition and therefore enable them to provide the people in their care with the support and guidance they need.
Unit 2 helps learners provide effective support for service users with diabetes mellitus. After completing this unit, learners will understand the difference between diabetes types 1 and 2, as well as some of the causes and the symptoms to look out for. The unit then goes on to describe insulin, how it should be produced and how treatments for diabetes aim to help people with insulin deficiencies. Finally, this unit explains how a balanced diet can help people with the condition to live healthier and happier lives.
Unit 3 explores what is meant by a normal level of sugar in the blood. Learners will look at this in relation to monitoring and balancing this for the diabetics they support and will look at the complications and health issues that can arise as a result of having high
sugar levels. The unit also considers ways of helping people to overcome these
difficulties and to avoid - or at least delay - the onset of any serious health problems.
The objectives for each study unit are that learners will be able to: