Practical Diabetes for Aged Care Workers

Cost: $75 AUD

12 months access

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Course Overview

Diabetes is the fastest growing chronic condition in Australia, and around one quarter of all people living in Residential Aged Care Facilities have diabetes.  For older people, helping them maintain the best quality of life is one of the main principles of diabetes management and Aged Care Workers play a pivotal role in supporting the person living with diabetes. This eLearning program will provide Aged Care
Workers and Assistants in Nursing with a basic understanding of diabetes, and how it relates to their work and the situations that arise from
their role. By completing this course, participants will:

  • Gain a basic understanding of diabetes, and how to recognise signs and symptoms of diabetes in residents.
  • Recognise the difference between high and low blood glucose levels, and know the appropriate action to take
  • Be able to identify and flag issues which may lead to the reduction in diabetes related complications, such as falls, incontinence and
  • Improve their ability to support the person living with diabetes and have a meaningful conversation

Who is this course for?

  • Aged Care Workers
  • Assistants in Nursing
  • Anyone working with and supporting the elderly


  Delivery mode: Online

 Course Duration: 2 hours to complete at your own place.

Course Summary:

This 2 hour online eLearning program has 8 chapters, each with a scenario or knowledge check question.  The following topics are covered:

  1. Understanding diabetes
  2. Blood glucose monitoring
  3. Highs and lows of blood glucose levels
  4. Eating healthy
  5. Moving more
  6. Medications for diabetes
  7. Staying healthy
  8. Support services

Once learners have completed all the chapters they will receive a ‘certificate of completion’. There is also a further reading and resources document provided.


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