Diabetes Awareness Course
Training Approved by Skills for Care

This course is aimed at anyone who requires a course in diabetes awareness in any workplace or family setting. Diabetes is included in many of our online and classroom courses but this course goes into more depth for people working with or looking after diabetes sufferers. We have a 100% classroom course for this and the certificate is valid for three years to comply with recommendations. To renew complete the same course again.

  • Care workers
  • Families
  • First Aiders
  • Schools
  • Workplace

Course overview

  • Understanding Diabetes • Diabetes myths 
  • Signs and symptoms of diabetes 
  • Hyperglycaemia and Hypoglycaemia 
  • Type 1 diabetes 
  • Type 1 diabetes and coeliac disease 
  • Glucose 
  • Injecting insulin
  • Testing blood 
  • Blood sugar monitoring 
  • Monitoring blood glucose 
  • Type 2 diabetes 
  • Healthy eating 
  • Type 2 treatment 
  • Monitoring health 
  • Complications: heart disease and stroke, nerve damage, diabetic retinopathy, kidney disease, foot problems and sexual dysfunction 
  • First aid for diabetes 
  • Recovery position 
  • Gestational diabetes 
  • Delivery – postnatal care 
  • Diabetic Ketoacidosis
  • EmergencySMS service leaflet
  • Adult CPR Flowchart handout/poster
  • CQC website link
  • Child CPR Flowchart handout/poster
  • Find a classroom course locally
  • Find out what other courses are available as video online, blended and classroom courses nationally on our course finder
  • Free student first aid program leaflet
  • Home Emergency Contact Sheet
  • How to register to call EMS by text
  • Infant CPR Flowchart handout/poster
  • NHS Choices Web link
  • Personal Medical Information Sheet
  • Sign up for free Student First Aid - use code SCH-376-61-571
  • Visit the First Aid Show free for first aid and medical videos
  • Workplace Accident Book
  • Workplace Emergency Contact Sheet
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