Supporting People with Diabetes Mellitus

Helping learners to understand this condition and provide adequate care and support to those who need it.

Overview

Why take this course?

This e-learning course is broken down into three easy-to-follow units – an introduction and two study units. It aims to raise awareness about diabetes types one and two, the symptoms, causes and the treatments available.

The course will help learners to understand the implications of having the condition and therefore enable them to provide the people in their care with the support and guidance they need.

What you will experience

Unit 1: You will receive an introduction to the course.

Unit 2: Helps learners provide effective support for service users with diabetes mellitus. After completing this Unit, learners will understand the difference between Diabetes Types 1 and 2, as well as some of the causes and the symptoms to look out for. Learners will then develop an understanding of insulin, how it should be produced and how treatments for diabetes aim to help people with insulin deficiencies. The Unit then focuses on how a balanced diet can help people with the condition to live healthier and happier lives.

Unit 3: Explores what is meant by a normal level of sugar in the blood. Learners will look at this in relation to monitoring and balancing this for the diabetics they support and will look at the complications and health issues that can arise as a result of having high sugar levels. The Unit also considers ways of helping people to overcome these difficulties and to avoid – or at least delay – the onset of any serious health problems.

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Key facts

Mode of study
Distance Learning
Method of study

This course will require you to manage your workload independently, without tutor support.

Subject area

Entry requirements

Previous knowledge or experience would be of benefit but is not essential.

What you will need

Students must have access to a computer with a broadband internet connection.

What you need to know

Anything else?

Please note, this course is not eligible for fee waiver.

Next steps

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Availability

Duration Fees Code
4 Hours over 1 Month £40.00
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Paper applications only

Paper applications

You must submit a paper application form for this course and return it to us completed and signed.

Completed forms should be returned to the following freepost address:

The Student Information & Admissions Manager
North East Scotland College
FREEPOST RTJJ-TXBA-AEZS
Aberdeen City Campus
Gallowgate
Aberdeen
Scotland
UK AB25 1BN

Should you have any problems with your application, please contact the Student Advice Centre:

Telephone: 01224 612330
Email: enquiry@nescol.ac.uk

If you take up a place on a College course, at the start of the course you will be asked to sign an enrolment form. In signing the form and/or taking up a place on a College course, you will enter into a contract with the College and be bound by the North East Scotland College Standard Terms and Conditions of Study. Copies of the Terms and Conditions are available for inspection on notice boards and at various locations throughout the College, at the College Reception, on the College website: www.nescol.ac.uk, or can be obtained on request from the Student Funding and Admissions Manager, North East Scotland College, Aberdeen City Campus, Gallowgate, Aberdeen AB25 1BN. Please note that courses are offered subject to (a) there being sufficient numbers of enrolments and (b) the availability of resources. The College reserves its right (i) not to run courses where the number of students is considered insufficient or where resources are unavailable and (ii) in certain circumstances, to refuse admission to an individual applicant.