When managing diabetes, it is crucial to understand the relationship that exists between mental illness, and the impact it has on a person’s ability to manage their condition.
This module aims to increase understanding of the management of diabetes in people who also have dementia, depression or a severe mental illness and the impact one condition has on the management of the other.
- Online, self-paced training
- Interactive course with colourful animations
- Complete in one hour
- 24 hour learner support
- Digital certificate on completion
This online training has been developed to highlight the importance of recognising the relationship between dementia, depression and severe mental illnesses. This course is intended to serve as a helpful resource for carers and health care professionals working in nursing and residential homes, carers and community nurses working with elderly people living in their own homes.
Why take this course?
Upon completion of this online training course, learners will recognise the impact that a mental health illness can have on the management of diabetes, and how to maximise the benefits and safety or diabetes treatments while minimising the risks.
This training material will help learners understand how patients with dementia, depression and severe mental illnesses (SMIs) may struggle to manage their diabetes on their own. Learners will be able to recognise the factors to why it is often difficult to identify the symptoms of diabetes with someone who has a mental health illness, and how the risk of diabetes is higher with a patient who has dementia, depression or a severe mental illness.
- The prevalence of diabetes
- Diagnosing diabetes
- Managing diabetes alongside other conditions
- The impact of dementia on diabetes
- The impact of depression on diabetes
- The impact of a severe mental health illness on diabetes
Having completed this course, learners will be able to:
- Demonstrate an understanding of the impact diabetes has on the quality of life in someone with dementia, depression or a severe mental illness
- Demonstrate an understanding of how mental illness progressively impacts on the self-management skills of someone with diabetes
- Outline the strategies in safe medicine management that can improve patient experience
The content of this course is certified as conforming to universally accepted Continuous Professional Development (CPD) guidelines.
Approximately 1 hour. As an e-learning module you can complete this training in convenient stages. The system will record your progress throughout.
This course was designed for carers and health care professionals working in nursing and residential homes, carers and community nurses working with elderly people living in their own homes.
Test and certificate
The end of course test consists of 15 multiple choice questions. Learners are required to achieve a 75% pass mark, and, if necessary, may attempt the test three times at no extra cost.
If learners do not achieve the 75% pass mark, further attempts may be given by contacting our support team.
Learners will be able to download a digital certificate on completion. This can be printed, and we suggest you keep it for your records.
Frequently asked questions
Do I need an e-mail address to buy this course?
Yes, you will need an e-mail address to buy this course. This is because we use your e-mail address to create an account for you in our learning management system - where you will take the training. We also need your email address to send your purchase receipt.
If you buy more courses in future using the same e-mail address during checkout, then these will automatically be added to your system account.
If you pay by PayPal, we will use your PayPal email address to create your system account.
Can I buy this course and give it to other people?
Yes, you can buy the training using your own email address and then give it to other learners from your system account.
Each learner will need to have their own email address. This is so that we can send them a link to the training and give them their own system account.
Is there a refund policy?
We want you to be completely satisfied with your training. We offer a 30 day, no hassle, no quibble, money-back guarantee if you are not 100% satisfied.
To request a refund, you should email our learner support team with your receipt stating why you would like to be reimbursed. You, or your learners, must not complete the training in order to make a valid refund claim.
Will the course work on a tablet or mobile phone?
We recommend using a desktop or laptop for the best learning experience. This course can also be taken on tablet and mobile devices - including iPads and iPhones.
Is a specific internet browser recommended?
For the best possible experience, we recommend learners use Google Chrome, Microsoft Edge, Internet Explorer 11 or Firefox. Please ensure there are no updates pending on your browser.
How long do learners have to complete a course?
There is no set completion time for this course. Learners can study in their own time at their own speed and may pause, leave and come back to the system to continue the training at any time.
Does the course contain sound?
Yes, this course contains sound. For those without sound on their computer or device, the narration is covered in an optional text box at the bottom of the training.
Bulk discounts are available on purchases of 10 or more courses.
If you wish to discuss a large individual order for this course, and/or would like to be invoiced in advance, please call our sales team on 01943 885 085 to make an enquiry.