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Diabetes and Older People


This module is designed for aged care workers in residential or community settings who support older people with diabetes. It outlines the differences between type 1 and type 2 diabetes, explores management strategies including diet and exercise, and covers the procedures for checking blood glucose levels.

Learning Objectives:
  • Explain the differences between type 1 and type 2 diabetes and their causes.
  • Identify strategies to help support a person with diabetes, including diet and exercise.
  • Follow procedures to undertake blood glucose testing.
  • Explain when to report problems.
  • Outline the different symptoms and responses to hyperglycemia and hypoglycemia.

Course Code: CLIDO

Standards Incorporated in this Course: 3

CPD Value: 0.30