Managing Diabetes For Health Care Staff

Course Information

Course introduction

The purpose of this one day course is to introduce / refresh participants knowledge and skills in the essential aspects of diabetes management in their practice setting.


Aims and Objectives

  • Identify their current knowledge of diabetes care and how confident they feel about offering advice to a patient with diabetes and or their family.
  • Identify the main differences between type 1 and type 2 diabetes and the implications this has for the management of the person’s diabetes.
  • Understand the purpose and outcomes of the main treatment options for people with diabetes.
  • Discuss the importance of addressing the person’s needs and how regular clinic visits impact on the management of diabetes.
  • Discuss how to build relationships and establish an environment that enables the person with diabetes to take an active role in their diabetes management.


Course Contents


  • Aetiology and diagnosis of type 1 and type 2
  • Difference between type 1 and type 2 diabetes
  • Implications for practice
  • Management goals


Type 1

  • Treatment and management options
  • Carbohydrate awareness
  • Challenges in self-management
  • Hypoglycaemia and hyperglycaemia
  • Screening and the annual review


Type 2

  • First line treatment and step-wise options
  • Food choices and relation to risk
  • Activity and type2 diabetes
  • Cardiovascular disease and type 2 diabetes
  • Screening and annual review


Supporting people with diabetes and their family

  • Seeing the person not the disease
  • Consultation skills
  • Ongoing support needs


Specific sessions can also be offered in

  • Food and lifestyle messages for diabetes
  • Annual review and screening including foot care advice
  • Blood glucose monitoring
  • Consultation skills and relationship building
  • Complications and treatment options


who should attend?

  • Nurses
  • HCAs

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