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Diabetes Care in Children and Young People

This distance learning Diabetes Care in Children and Young People Course has been written for people who are involved in the care or education sector and is aimed to give all staff, supervisors and managers the essential knowledge needed to offer the very best professional approach to diabetes care in children and young adults.

There are about 35,000 children and young people under the age of 19 with diabetes in the UK. Ninety-six percent have Type 1. Despite the UK having the fourth highest population of children and young people with diabetes in Europe, there is no standardised approach to care and the UK is one of the worst performing countries in terms of blood glucose control.  The World Health Organization estimate that over 347 million people worldwide including 2.9 million people in the UK have diabetes and it is estimated that 630,000 people in the UK have the condition, but don’t know it, and did you know that treatment of diabetes costs the NHS an estimated £10 billion a year in hospital beds alone?

On this Diabetes Care in Children and Young People course you will discover:

  • What diabetes is
  • Effects of Glucose and Insulin
  • How to recognise symptoms of Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes
  • The side effects of diabetes
  • How to best care for different groups of people with diabetes


“Easy to navigate website, easy to purchase, easy to access at home. tutor was great, prompt replying to emails and marking. Couldnt be happier with it. ”

J. Swift

“This course did cover a lot of what i knew but refreshed me and up dated my knowledge.”

C. Lucas

“Easy to learn each module covered, clear well presented and logical order.”

V. McElwilliams

“Very easy to follow and informative.”

M. Newman

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