This 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 (hypoglycaemia) and high (hyperglycaemia) blood glucose levels.

On completion of this training course participants will be able to identify the signs of irregular blood glucose levels, test patient’s levels of blood glucose and how to manage it effectively.

Please note: A competency framework is included in this training. Competency is achieved in the workplace following the training. Each procedure needs to be signed off by a qualified, senior member of staff. The completed document can then be used to identify the individuals’ competence.

Learning Objectives

Skills and knowledge highlighted in this training include:

  • The difference between blood glucose and blood sugar levels?
  • Signs and symptoms (adrenergic, glucagon and neuroglycopenic manifestations)
  • How do you define normal and excessive blood glucose levels?
  • Why do blood glucose levels need to be monitored and controlled?
  • How do you test blood glucose levels?
  • When should a blood glucose level be measured?
  • What is an HbA1c test 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

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Max attendees: 15

Course length: ½ day

This course can be tailored to meet your specific requirements

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