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 ⇒ Level 3 Diploma in Adult Care ⇒ Level 3 Diploma Optional Units ⇒ Unit 371 Diabetes awareness

Unit 371 Diabetes awareness

This unit is one of the Level 3 Diploma in Adult Care Optional Units and has the following learning outcomes and assessment criteria:

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  1. 1 Understand diabetes and the associated implications
    1. 1.1 Define diabetes
    2. 1.2 Identify prevalence rates for different types of diabetes
    3. 1.3 Describe potential long-term complications to health as a result of having diabetes
    4. 1.4 Explain what is meant by the term hyperglycaemia
    5. 1.5 Explain what is meant by the term hypoglycaemia
    6. 1.6 Explain the procedure of referring an individual with diabetes to others
  2. 2 Know the most common types of diabetes, causes and treatments
    1. 2.1 Describe key features of Type 1 diabetes
    2. 2.2 Describe key features of Type 2 diabetes
    3. 2.3 List the most common possible causes of diabetes: 2.3 A Type 1 2.3 B Type 2
    4. 2.4 Describe the signs and symptoms of diabetes
    5. 2.5 Outline contributing risk factors that may lead to the development of Type 2 diabetes
    6. 2.6 Outline treatments for diabetes 2.6 A Type 1 2.6 B Type 2
  3. 3 Understand how to implement a person-centred approach when supporting individuals with diabetes
    1. 3.1 Explain the importance of including details of diabetes care in an individual’s care plan
    2. 3.2 Explain how to work with an individual, and or their carer, to optimise self-care skills
    3. 3.3 Explain the importance of supporting individuals to make informed decisions
    4. 3.4 Identify sources of support for developing self-care skills
  4. 4 Understand the nutritional needs of individuals with diabetes
    1. 4.1 Explain the principles of a balanced diet
    2. 4.2 Describe how carbohydrates affect blood glucose level: 4.2 A simple 4.2 B complex
    3. 4.3 Explain the role of a nutritional plan and how to report any related problems
  5. 5 Understand factors relating to an individual’s experience of diabetes
    1. 5.1 Describe how different individuals may experience living with diabetes
    2. 5.2 Explain the impact that the attitudes and behaviours of others may have on an individual with diabetes
    3. 5.3 Explain how an individual can manage their diabetes through different aspects of their lifestyle
  6. 6 Understand the importance of monitoring diabetes
    1. 6.1 Explain the importance of accurately measuring blood pressure when supporting individuals with diabetes
    2. 6.2 Identify the normal parameters for blood pressure
    3. 6.3 Explain the purpose of accurate blood glucose monitoring for individuals with diabetes
    4. 6.4 State the normal blood glucose range
    5. 6.5 Explain the purpose of urinalysis monitoring for individuals with diabetes
    6. 6.6 Describe the annual review checks to screen for long term complications
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