Understanding the Care and Management of Diabetes | Selby College
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Certificate, Level 2

Understanding the Care and Management of Diabetes

This course will help you to understand the social impact of diabetes and how a diagnosis of diabetes can affect different people in different ways. You will also learn how to work with individuals to manage their diabetes. This workbook will help you to understand the different treatment options for diabetes and how it can be managed in different situations. You will then go on to look at the long-term complications that can occur as a result of diabetes. You will achieve an understanding of the different forms and causes of diabetes as well as the risk factors for developing Type 2 diabetes.

Completion within 9 weeks, although early completion is achievable

Benefits of Study:

  • No need to attend college, work from home at a pace that suits you
  • Achieve a nationally recognised Level 2 qualification
  • Further your personal and professional development
  • Available at no cost
  • Receive support and guidance from a dedicated team of qualified assessors/tutors
  • Study will enhance your personal and professional skills

The student will learn through the support of relevant materials for the course, with a knowledgeable tutor providing advice and guidance on the course content.


  • Understand diabetes
  • Prevention and early intervention of type 2 diabetes
  • Understanding the initial care of diabetes
  • Understanding the treatment and management of diabetes

You have the option to complete further distance learning courses in Safe Handling of Medication in Health and Social Care or Understanding Nutrition and Health.

No specific entry requirements, however good written English is desirable.

The course is delivered via distance learning, supported by a range of interactive online resources. Work is assessed by the tutor throughout the course from induction to completion.