Diabetes is a lifelong condition that causes a person’s blood sugar level to become too high.

There are two main types of diabetes: · type 1 diabetes – where the body’s immune system attacks and destroys the cells that produce insulin · type 2 diabetes – where the body doesn’t produce enough insulin, or the body’s cells don’t react to insulin

Type 2 diabetes is far more common than type 1. In the UK, around 90% of all adults with diabetes have type 2.

In this practical course you will learn about the different types of diabetes, the long term complications and management of diabetes through healthy living and lifestyle.

You’ll gain the knowledge, practical skills and confidence you need to care for someone who suffers from diabetes.

This course is delivered as a three hour workshop.

Who should attend

As well as being relevant to all health and social care professionals, this course is suitable for family members, friends, caregivers as well as all employers (e.g. First Aiders).

Each course is limited to 8 delegates in order to maximise learning opportunities.

What you will learn

  • What is diabetes?
  • The role of insulin
  • Triggers of diabetes
  • Symptoms
  • Things to watch out for

Delegates will be provided with a pack of learning materials.

Training methods

Lectures, case studies, group and individual work, discussions and practical exercises. All of our trainers are both well qualified and highly experienced.


We will agree dates and times for each session that are convenient for your organisation.


We can run this course at either your premises or our offices in Fife.


£50 + VAT* per delegate (minimum 4 delegates)

* Travel and subsistence costs may be incurred depending on the location of the training.

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