This one-day week-end course is designed for health care assistants who would like to gain more knowledge, understanding and develop skills in the safe handling of people living with diabetes in the community and activities to maintain independence and mobility of people living with diabetes. The course also offers training on how to support the self-care of patients living with diabetes in their own environment.

Topics in the course will include:

  • The basic theory of diabetes .
  • Health Care Settings where people with diabetes are seen. 
  • Common complications associated with diabetes including risk factors in diabetes .
  • Simple mobility, handling techniques and range of motion exercises suitable for diabetics.
  • Supporting an exercise programme to aid and maintain mobility in diabetics.
  • Advice in managing your blood glucose levels .
  • Addressing psychological and emotional problems associated with diabetes.
  • Educational and safety advice. 
  • Working with the family and other professionals in the team (GPs, PTs, OT, Nurses, dieticians) 
  • Writing a short report.
  • How to refer on.


Date and duration of the short course:

One full day course Wednesday 29 June 2022, 10am – 4pm

Target audience:

Health Care Assistants form the NHS Trusts, Health and Social Care services, Carers, support workers, community groups and family members who would like to develop their skills in the management and support of people living with diabetes in various settings.

Expected number of participants:



Senior lecturers in Physiotherapy and Nursing at UEL and professionals from Local NHS Trust.


£120 per participant. Lunch and refreshments will be provided as well as course material and hand-outs.


University of East London, Stratford Campus. (Room TBC)


Participants with be issued with a certificate of attendance which will contribute 7 hours of CPD.

Contact us

For more information on this short course contact Dr Patricia Smith.

Email Dr Smith