Diabetes awareness training: Supporting people with mental health conditions
31st August 2022 at 9am – 1pm
• Who is at risk of type 2 diabetes or non diabetic hyperglycaemia?
• Encouraging screening to take place
• Non diabetic hyperglycaemia
• Type 2 diabetes
• Type 1 diabetes • Additional subjects: alcohol and illicit drugs, diabetes distress scale, preparing for the review
• Useful resources, websites, competencies related to the course
• increase understanding about nondiabetic hyperglycaemia, type 2 diabetes and type 1 diabetes including care pathways from diagnosis, self-care requirements, ongoing annual screening and appropriate treatment options.
• explore how healthcare workers can recognise the link between mental health conditions and increased risk of diabetes and the importance of screening for type 2 diabetes (including common symptoms related to high blood glucose levels).
• explore how healthcare workers can support people with mental health conditions to engage with diabetes services, act as advocates helping to understand and explore the services, work towards effective self-care or understanding when support is required.
• appreciate that the participants will have a varied experience in the treatment and management of diabetes. Previous learning is valued, shared and utilised. Participants will be encouraged to take an active, analytical role.
Criteria to apply
• For mental health care workers, including, nurses, social prescribers, social workers and care coordinators.
• Available to attend from 8.50, programme start 9.00, finish 13.00.
Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org to register and state you name, role, place of work and email.
You will be emailed a resource pack, including a workbook, to print and use during the course.