Type 2 Diabetes Aged care training

Each year diabetes costs Australia around $7 billion.

Increasing age is a risk factor for diabetes. For older people, helping them maintain the best quality of life is one of the main principles of diabetes management. Diabetes can be complex and may be impacted by things such as stress or illness. An important aspect of caring for a person with diabetes may including assisting with the monitoring of blood glucose levels, supporting physical activity and healthy eating and understanding hypoglycaemia and hyperglycaemia.

Our team of experienced Credentialed Diabetes Educators can work with your facility to develop education sessions for your team. We specialise in creating training which is appropriate for staff of all levels including:

  • Support workers
  • Personal carers
  • Enrolled nurses
  • Registered nurses
  • Kitchen staff
  • Management teams

Education sessions can be delivered at your location or via webinar. We also have an eLearning program coming soon, which will take 2 hours for staff to complete, and give them an understanding of diabetes and how it relates to their work and situations that arise from their role.

A sample education program for support workers or personal carers

Diabetes Knowledge Session 

  • What is diabetes?
  • What types of diabetes are there and how are they different
  • Prevalence, signs and symptoms
  • Chronic complications overview
  • Foot care
  • Acute complications – definitions and treatment
  • Hypoglycaemia
  • Hyperglycaemia
  • General nutrition for the person with diabetes
  • Sick Day management
  • Care plans – What are they and how can they be used
  • Use of glucagon
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