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Understanding Diabetes
Understanding Diabetes

This video course explores the definitions, risk factors and person-centred approach to diabetes, ensuring that care staff are well trained and able to look after individuals living with diabetes.

This knowledge is essential for any organisation, as diabetes is one of the most common conditions among the elderly, affecting 1 in 4 people over the age of 65 in the UK.

This video course explores the definitions, risk factors and person-centred approach to diabetes, ensuring that care staff are well trained and able to look after individuals living with diabetes.

This knowledge is essential for any organisation, as diabetes is one of the most common conditions among the elderly, affecting 1 in 4 people over the age of 65 in the UK.

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“It was new information for me, and was clearly and well explained. I learned a lot. Also, the pictures were great for understanding how diabetes occurs in the body. Thank you.”
 
Vivian Kelly – Care Dynamics

Overview

This online training course has been designed specifically for Care and Support Workers working in a social care setting. It may also be useful to a wider audience of people who would like to know more about Understanding Diabetes.

5 Interactive Video Chapters, Assessment Quiz and a CPD Accredited Certificate

Subjects covered include:

  • Understand the care and support needs, as well as the risks associated with diabetes
  • Understand the function of glucose and insulin
  • Define the different forms of diabetes
  • Appreciate the need for a person centred approach when helping manage the condition
  • Know the risk factors for developing Type 2 diabetes
  • Understand the potential causes and symptoms of Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes.
On average this online course should take around 40 minutes.

Donna Sheldon MA, MRes, LinkedIn Profile

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Donna Sheldon is an esteemed course consultant at CareTutor specializing in “Home Care 1 – Principles of Person-Centred Care,” “Home Care 2 – Role of the Home Carer,” and “Understanding Diabetes.” With extensive experience spanning over 25 years in the early years, social care, and social housing sectors, Donna possesses a wealth of knowledge regarding services, legislation, good practice, and research in working with children and vulnerable adults.

Donna’s expertise extends to designing and delivering training and consultancy services to housing associations, children’s charities, and homelessness charities. Her focus areas include safeguarding, homelessness, domestic abuse, hoarding, trauma, resilience, the Care Act 2014, diversity and inclusion, conflict resolution, and lone working with vulnerable tenants and children. Moreover, Donna actively participates in national projects aimed at disseminating good practice to local authorities, fostering collaboration among social care providers, and sharing valuable resources and innovative approaches for working with children and vulnerable adults.

Driven by a deep passion for improving the lives and emotional well-being of others, Donna is dedicated to addressing the challenging issues that individuals may face. With over 25 years of experience in training, Donna is committed to up-skilling and developing teams who provide support to others. Through thought-provoking and creative training techniques, she inspires teams to achieve the best possible outcomes. Donna has collaborated with various organizations, including housing associations, early years settings, food and homelessness charities, crisis teams, local authorities, and diverse businesses. Her exceptional reputation stems from her ability to craft and deliver high-quality training materials, publications, good practice guidance, and reports.

With Donna Sheldon as the course consultant, participants can expect a transformative learning experience that empowers them to deliver person-centred care, understand the vital role of home carers, and gain comprehensive knowledge about diabetes.

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