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.
- Aetiology and diagnosis of type 1 and type 2
- Difference between type 1 and type 2 diabetes
- Implications for practice
- Management goals
- Treatment and management options
- Carbohydrate awareness
- Challenges in self-management
- Hypoglycaemia and hyperglycaemia
- Screening and the annual review
- 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
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