Diabetic Care and Nutrition

Learn how to care for and support those with diabetes.

Format: Real-time learning led by instructors

Length: 6 courses / 6 weeks / 18 hours / 2.5 hours per class

Languages offered: English, Spanish, Armenian, Cantonese, Korean, Mandarin, Russian, Vietnamese

Eligibility: Must be IHSS provider in California

Offered through Career Pathways Program and CalGrows

Here’s what you will learn:

Course 1: The Impact of Diabetes on Immigrant and BIPOC Communities

This course introduces diabetes, the different types of diabetes, and how diabetes impacts different populations in the United States and, more specifically, in California.

Course 2: Risk Factors and Symptoms

In this course, you will learn about the different types of diabetes and their similarities and  differences. You will also learn specifically about the most common type of diabetes, type 2, signs and symptoms of diabetes, and its associated risk factors.

Course 3: Complications and Management

In this course you will learn about the complications of diabetes that can affect an individual’s overall health. Additionally, you will learn how to support your consumer in the management of their type 2 diabetes by using tools that help identify daily, weekly, monthly, and annual tasks for better diabetic health.

Course 4: Prevention and Nutrition

In this course you will learn methods for helping prevent type 2 diabetes complications. We will also discuss diabetic nutrition – what to eat and what not to eat for individuals on a diabetic diet. Proper portion size for a healthy diabetes type 2 nutrition diet will also be demonstrated.

Course 5: Emergency Management and Response

In this course  you will learn to recognize potential emergencies that can occur in individuals with diabetes type 2. You will also develop critical thinking and problem-solving skills and you learn the difference between an urgent versus an emergency diabetic issue – when to call the clinical team and when to call 911 as well as observing, documenting, and reporting.

Course 6: Case scenarios and skills practice

In this course, we put everything you learned into practice through case scenarios. You will share core concepts of Diabetes and Nutrition, practice implementing the information learned, and reflect on how you would incorporate teachings into the care you provide to consumers.

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