Welcome to the program
This unit highlights the principles of diabetes management (namely diet, medication and lifestyle changes). Individualised care in diabetes management and education is key. The educator's role in a multidisciplinary team is based on National Standards of Practice for Diabetes Educators. Students will learn to recognise and advise in a diabetic emergency by using evidence-based practice to deliver accurate information.
The unit contextualises the role and scope to become diabetes educators. It covers the broad spectrum of management, from physical to pharmacological, from home to hospital.