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Diabetes and Obesity (For Adult Disability Support Services)

29 November, 2019 - 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Fully funded

Course Description

During this course, delegates will gain an overview of diabetes management and treatment in relation to the needs of service users with a learning disability. Different methods and approaches will be discussed and explored in order to promote healthier eating patterns in order to encourage weight loss and maintenance in those service users who are overweight and optimal control of diabetes.

Learning outcomes

  • Describe and explain the Eatwell Guide
  • Assess whether service users are having a balanced diet
  • Identify medication that has an impact on weight gain and / or nutritional status
  • Identify strategies to promote personalised nutritional plans to promote weight loss where necessary
  • Explain Type 1 and Type 2 Diabetes
  • Discuss the importance of monitoring blood glucose control in service users with diabetes
  • State current dietary guidelines for diabetes
  • Identify strategies to promote personalised nutritional plans to support compliance and optimal control of service users with diabetes

Requirements and Suitability

Suitable for any staff working within an Adult Disability Support Service

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29 November, 2019
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Fully funded
Courses Category:
Aimed at:
Ancillary Staff, Care Staff, Deputy staff, HR staff, Managers, Registered Nurses, Senior staff, Team Leaders, Training Co-ordinators
Service User focus:
Dementia, Learning Disability, Autism
Care Setting focus:
Residential, Homecare, Care Home, Flexicare, Supported Living, Nursing Home, Hospice