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Diabetes Education Programme
Unit Code: HH12CY001
Credit Value: 3
Unit ID: BZW360
Last registration date: 31/07/2014
This unit is a member of one or more groups of related units.
|The learner will
||The learner can
|1. ||Understand the role of the pancreas in diabetes.|
|1.1 ||Describe how the pancreas regulates blood sugar and illustrate its function.|
|2. ||Understand the diagnosis of Diabetes.|
|2.1 ||Describe the symptoms of hyperglycaemia.|
|2.2 ||Describe the ways in which Diabetes can be diagnosed.|
|2.3 ||Compare Type 1 and Type 2 Diabetes.|
|3. ||Understand the monitoring of Diabetes.|
|3.1 ||Describe how Diabetes is monitored by:|
• Urine tests
• Home monitoring of blood glucose
• Blood tests in Clinics and Surgeries.
|4. ||Understand the treatment of Diabetes.|
|4.1 ||Describe how Diabetes is treated with:|
• Oral Medication
|5. ||Understand the complications of Diabetes.|
|5.1 ||Describe the causes of hyperglycaemia and hypoglycaemia.|
|5.2 ||Describe how to recognise and treat hypoglycaemia.|
|5.3 ||Describe the long term complications of Diabetes in small and large blood vessels to include:|
|5.4 ||Describe how to minimise the risks of complications.|
|6. ||Understand how to live with Diabetes.|
|6.1 ||Create a personal Living with Diabetes plan to include:|
• goal setting for blood sugar control, diet, activity and weight
• records of medication and/or home monitoring of blood glucose
• checklists for dealing with hypo and hyperglycaemia
• how to adjust diet and medication to improve control
• guidelines on driving and identification
• contact numbers for local and national agencies involved in supporting people with Diabetes.
- Case study
- Oral question and answer
- Written exercise
- Reflective log/diary
- Practical demonstration
- Group discussion
Further assessment guidance is available here.
There is no specific assessment information to be used with this unit.
If not specifically stated in the assessment information, a plural statement in any assessment criterion means a minimum of two.
There is no information regarding specific assessor requirements for this unit. Centres should select assessors who are trained in assessment, and who have subject specific competence to assess at this level.