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Management of Diabetes

Course overview

This course teaches staff how to support people with diabetes. It focuses on diabetes awareness, blood sugar monitoring and the administration of insulin.

Aimed at

Care support workers who have a role in supporting people with diabetes.


We use a combination of distance learning (to teach the knowledge) plus a face-to-face workshop to teach the practical skills required and assess competency.


3 hours


Course mapping

QCF Unit 3047: Support the use of medication in social care settings.


There are written tests that you will take to test your knowledge of the theory (after reading the workbooks). There are practical tests of competency that you will undertake on the face-to-face workshop.

Course price

£675 + trainer expenses (click here for details). Note that these are the total course prices to which VAT applies.

Course content

See below (click to expand). Call us if you wish to discuss tailoring content to you.

course content (click to expand)

Workbook (click to expand)

Each learner will be provided with a comprehensive workbook providing the following learning outcomes:

  • Individual healthcare plans (IHP) for diabetes
  • The role of glucose and insulin
  • The causes of hyperglycaemia
  • Symptoms of hyperglycaemia
  • Diabetic ketoacidosis (DKA)
  • Treating hyperglycaemia according to the person’s IHP
  • The causes of hypoglycaemia
  • Symptoms of hypoglycaemia
  • Treating hypoglycaemia according to the person’s IHP
  • Blood glucose monitoring
  • Administration of insulin
Practical Workshop (click to expand)

On the face-to-face workshop you will learn the skills and competencies required, namely:

  • Working from Individual Healthcare Plans (IHPs) for people with diabetes
  • The role and support from the diabetes nurse specialists
  • The role of insulin and glucose
  • Blood sugar monitoring (practical)
  • Hyperglycaemia – causes, symptoms, treatment
  • Diabetic ketoacidosis
  • Hypoglycaemia – causes, symptoms, treatment