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Diabetes HCAs (Understanding)

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1:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Tuesday 22nd January 2019

Who Should Attend?

This course is suitable for HCA’s in Primary Care.


In the UK 3.7 million people have been diagnosed with Diabetes – estimated to rise to 5 million by 2025.

It is estimated there are around 1 million people in the UK with Type 2 Diabetes undiagnosed.

The cost to the NHS is over £1.5million an hour or 10% of the NHS budget for England and Wales.

[Diabetes UK - A Cost of Diabetes Report V2 Jan 2014]

This course has been specifically designed for HCA’s in Primary Care who are assisting health care professionals in the care and management of patients with Diabetes.

Learning Outcomes

By the end of this session Candidates will have gained the necessary knowledge and skills and having completed practical assessment and competencies at their work place – [working from their Practice Protocol] will be able to carry out their role safely and effectively.

Enable candidates to develop essential knowledge to better understand:

  • what Diabetes is
  • the different [main] types of Diabetes
  • the common symptoms of Diabetes
  • the risk factors
  • the impact of Diabetes
  • examples of Treatments
  • foot care and foot screening
  • and state the main principles of Food and Diabetes


  • What is Diabetes?
  • The main types of Diabetes
  • Symptoms
  • Risk Factors
  • Impact of Diabetes
  • Treatments for Diabetes
  • Foot care and foot screening – what care patients should expect
  • Food and Diabetes
  • Monitoring

This interactive session will include group discussion.

Max Participants: 0

Registration is currently closed.

Venue Information

Avon LMC


14a High Street,
Staple Hill,
BS16 5HP


0117 9702755

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