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 ⇒ Level 4 Diploma in Adult Care ⇒ Level 4 Diploma Optional Units ⇒ Unit 679 Diabetes awareness

Unit 679 Diabetes awareness

This unit is one of the Level 4 Diploma in Adult Care Optional Units and has the following learning outcomes and assessment criteria:

  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 possible key 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 and their causes
    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: a. type 1 b. type 2
    4. 2.4 Describe the likely signs and symptoms of diabetes
    5. 2.5 Outline contributing risk factors that may lead to the development of type 2 diabetes.
  3. 3. Understand how to implement a person-centered approach when supporting individuals with diabetes
    1. 3.1 Define person-centred support
    2. 3.2 Explain the importance of using individualised care plans to support individuals with diabetes
    3. 3.3 Explain the care pathway for the individual with newly diagnosed type 2 diabetes
    4. 3.4 Explain what self-care skills are
    5. 3.5 Explain how to work with an individual, and or their carer, to optimise self-care skills
    6. 3.6 Explain the importance of supporting individuals to make informed decisions.
  4. 4. Understand the nutritional needs of individuals with diabetes
    1. 4.1 Explain the principles of a balanced diet
    2. 4.2 Analyse how different carbohydrates affect blood glucose level
    3. 4.3 Explain the role of the 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 accurate urine monitoring for individuals with diabetes
    6. 6.6 Describe the annual review checks needed to screen for long term complications.
  7. 7. Understand the links between diabetes and other conditions
    1. 7.1 Explain the links between diabetes and: a. dementia b. depression c. pregnancy.
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