Diabetes Awareness in the Care Home Setting

Diabetes Awareness in the care home setting. A 1-day course for non-registered practitioners working in the elderly care home setting.

Registration options

  • Individual registration is not available
  • Courses can be commissioned locally to you. The national team will travel to a venue of your choice and deliver the course. Registration will be open to invited healthcare professionals in the local vicinity. To commission a course a minimum of 15 students is required and a maximum 50

Course delivery

1-day of face-to-face sessions. Duration 6.5 hours

Students have access to a paper workbook

Suitable for

Non-registered practitioners (including managers) working in the elderly care home setting



Outline of content

This 1-day course aims to raise awareness of diabetes-related issues that face people with both type 1 and type 2 diabetes living in residential and nursing homes. This will enable delegates to actively recognise and communicate any concerns and strengthen communication between care home staff and allied healthcare professionals, ultimately preventing unnecessary hospital admissions.

The course is structured using Diabetes UK’s Resident’s Diabetes Passport

Programme Summary

What is diabetes, both type 1 and type 2

The Diabetes UK resident’s diabetes passport and preparation for a diabetes review appointment

Blood glucose monitoring and target setting

Nutrition key messages


Hyperglycaemia and illness management

Foot care

End of life care

Flip chart reflection: ‘when to call the GP’ and ‘how to avoid unnecessary hospital admissions


To commission a local course please contact us for an individual quote based on number of students and location.