Diabetes and People with Intellectual Disabilities
Diabetes and People with intellectual disabilities need support from staff to manage their condition and live healthy lives. Without this support they may be at risk of long-term damage to their eyes, heart, kidneys, and feet from excess glucose levels in their blood..
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This Diabetes and People with Intellectual Disabilities training module will assist staff to recognize the signs of diabetes and provide effective support so that the person can control blood sugar and adopt a healthy lifestyle to avoid medical emergencies and damage to their vital organs.
On completion of training, the learner will be able to:
–describe the type of diabetes the person has
–know how to monitor a blood sugar level
– identify the signs and symptoms of both hypoglycaemia and hyperglycaemia, and know what actions to take
–know when to call for medical support.