Blood Glucose Monitoring

Course Description

Our Blood Glucose monitoring course is aimed at those working with or responsible for testing blood glucose levels and monitoring the wellbeing of people with low (hypoglycemia) and high (hyperglycemia) blood glucose levels.
On completion of this training course participants will be able to identify the signs of irregular blood glucose levels, test the patient’s levels of blood glucose and how to manage it effectively.


Learning Outcomes

After this half-day course, attendees will be competent in the following areas:

• The difference between blood glucose and blood sugar levels
• Signs and symptoms (adrenergic, glucagon and neuroglycopenic manifestations)
• How to define normal and excessive blood glucose levels
• Why blood glucose levels need to be monitored and controlled
• How to test blood glucose levels
• When should a blood glucose level be measured
• What a HbA1c test is and how does it relate to blood glucose
• Diabetes complications including nephropathy, neuropathy, retinopathy and cardiovascular diseases
• Managing irregular blood glucose levels (diet, activity, medication, etc)
• Insulin administration and blood testing (practical demonstrations/discussions)
• Legal aspects of giving or supervisions injections



The session is followed by a multiple-choice assessment designed to test learners’ understanding of the course.

A certificate will be issued after successful completion of the training course.

Attendees are continually assessed throughout the course to ensure learning outcomes have been achieved and must be physically able to carry out procedures required to meet assessment criteria.

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