Training your disability support workers in diabetes care is important if they are to safely and confidently look after people living with diabetes. Diabetes is Australia’s fastest growing chronic condition with One in four adults over the age of 25  living with either diabetes or pre-diabetes. It left unmanaged it can lead to serious complications such as heart attack, stroke and problems in the eyes, kidney’s feet and nerves.  Disability 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.

Diabetes Qualified is offering a new and affordable way for disability support providers to train their support worker staff in diabetes care.

Practical Diabetes for Disability Support Workers is a 2 hour online training course that will give participants  a basic understanding of diabetes, and how it relates to their work and the situations that arise from their role.

This interactive online training program is accessible, easy to use and provides disability support workers with an understanding of diabetes, and how it relates to their work and the situations that arise from their role. By completing this training they will be better equipped to support people living with diabetes.  Angela Blair, a Credentialed Diabetes Educator with over 40 years experience said “the course uses case studies to apply practical diabetes knowledge for support workers helping people living with diabetes on a daily basis. The examples in the course are based on real-life questions and scenarios that occur so our learners can use them at work each day.”

Our courses for healthcare workers start from $40 per person, and we offer volume pricing for 16 or more users. You can also purchase an annual subscription for $1,995 suitable if you have 60 or more users to train or you can invest in the eLearning Package SCORM file for $2,500 to host on your own Learning Management system. View details on our Investment options here

Contact us on email@diabetesqualified.com.au or 1300 727 194

Testimonials:

” We have trained over 90 of our support workers in this diabetes course. Our staff found the course content easy to understand and they enjoyed the case studies and interactive learning. Our staff have been able to apply what they have learnt in their role when supporting people with diabetes in their care” Jude,  Organisational Development and Learning Manager,  Sunnyfield Disability Services.

” 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.

“The Practical Diabetes for Disability Support Workers course was easy to understand and follow, and as a result, it increased my diabetes education. Furthermore, someone in our care living with diabetes required full time support and our support workers felt confident to help having completed the course and knowing more about diabetes.”  Aurora, State Manager, JaeMan

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