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Diabetes Qualified

Disability

SHORT COURSE

Practical Diabetes for Disability Support Workers

DURATION

2 Hours

PRICE

$40 AUD

An online course for disability support workers to increase their knowledge of diabetes and provide better support to people in their care

About the Disability Support Worker Online Training

Support Workers play an important role in taking care of the person living with diabetes and can help them practice good diabetes care. Effective self–care results in better health related outcomes and quality of life for the person living with diabetes. This eLearning program will provide disability support workers with a basic understanding of diabetes, and how it relates to their work and the situations that arise from their role.

Are you a provider looking to train staff?

We have different investment options to suit your staff training requirements, such as Volume pricing, Annual Provider Subscription and the eLearning Package SCORM file. Click here to find out more, or talk to us to discuss the best option for your needs.

 

How does this course work?

  • Once participants enrol online they will automatically be provided with access to the course in our  e-Learning platform. Everything they need to complete the course is available online, with 24/7 accessibility.
  • This is a short course that takes maximum of 2 hours to complete.
  • It is interactive and has real life case studies with practical examples of how to support the person with diabetes, and when to refer to a supervisor.
  • Once participants have completed the course they will be able to download a ‘certificate of completion’.

Learning Outcomes

By completing this course, participants will:

  • Gain a basic understanding of diabetes, and how to recognise signs and symptoms of diabetes in people in their care
  • 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 infections
  • Improve their ability to support the person living with diabetes and have a meaningful and helpful conversation
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Topics

8 Chapters cover the following topics:

  • Understanding diabetes
  • Blood glucose monitoring
  • Highs and lows of blood glucose levels
  • Eating healthy
  • Moving more
  • Medications for diabetes
  • Staying healthy
  • Support services

Knowledge Checks

Throughout the course the user will be asked ‘ knowledge check’ questions, these are multiple choice questions. This is not an assessment and no grades are provided. It is a ‘ self check ‘ for the user to help them confirm what they have learnt.

Resources

There are further reading resources provided and tools such as diabetes management plans to download.

 

 

 

Online Delivery

Students have the flexibility to study in their own time online in the Diabetes Qualified Learning Management System. We recommend using a desktop computer or laptop with the Chrome website browser.

Certificate

On completion of the course participants will instantly be able to download a certificate  of completion.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Do you have training on how to administer insulin?

    Currently, we do not have practical training available for insulin administration, but are keen to do so in future. We are actively developing a course in insulin administration for disability support workers, aged care workers, and childcare workers. We anticipate its availability by mid-2024. If you would like to be kept up to date on the course, please fill out this form.

  • I am a provider who would like to train all my support workers, what are the options?

    We have different investment options to suit your staff training requirements, such as Volume pricing, Annual Provider Subscription and the eLearning Package SCORM file. Click here to find out more, or talk to us to discuss the best option for your needs.

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Reviews from our students

5/5

“The course was easy to follow and covers all the steps required to look after a resident with diabetes, It gave me a better understanding of what to look out for and ways to encourage my client using helpful and supportive language””

Melissa, Disability Support Worker
5/5

” We purchased the annual provider access and found the course was very informative and suitable for all levels of staff, as well being very easy to use online. Our staff feel more confident on providing support and being able to explain diabetes and how to manage it. They learnt how to recognise signs and symptoms and the appropriate actions to take.”

Belinda, Operations Manager, McCall Gardens Disability Services.
5/5

“It was clear, to the point, short and comprehensive. I enjoyed the way it presented with interesting live tangible examples. I now feel more confident when looking after people with diabetes”

James, Disability Support Worker
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