EdHealth’s Diabetes 4 Disability training (D4D) is for disability support workers providing diabetes support to people with a disability. The information in D4D is of a general nature. Every effort has been made to make sure the content is accurate at the time of writing but healthcare information and standards change and there may be times when there has been a change in evidence based practice that is not yet reflected in the course. Everybody’s diabetes is different and their care and support needs to be individualised to address each person’s specific needs. Check with your client’s doctor before applying the information presented in the D4D course to your client’s diabetes care/support.
All participants have their diabetes skills evaluated in the Online Skills Session (OSS), by a Credentialled Diabetes Educator (CDE). You have the opportunity in the OSS to ask any questions you have about the course, information and its application to your client. You will also be provided with information about the specific needs of your client in applying the skills you will use after passing the evaluation.
Most clients supported by disability support workers are NDIS participants. The NDIS Quality and Safety Commission has an expectation support workers have quality diabetes training and advice that provides them with an understanding of:
D4D training is provided with the understanding each disability organisation seeks and gains the approval of each client’s doctor for a support worker model of diabetes care, after appropriate education and support is in place to do this safely and in a person-centred model of care. Additionally it is EdHealth’s expectation for participants to follow the advice provided in the Diabetes Management Plan, which the NDIS Quality and Safeguarding Commission expects will be in place to guide the client’s diabetes support.
The employing organisation and staff are advised to discuss the application of information presented in the Course or during discussions in the Online Skills Session/s, with your NDIS Participants’ medical practitioner or Credentialled Diabetes Educator.
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The Online Skills Session (OSS) is an essential component of the Diabetes 4 Disability course and as such Module 2 and Module 3 certificates are forwarded to your organisation after successful evaluation of your skills in the OSS. Certificates are forwarded to the disability organisation, not the individual, unless an individual paid for the seat in the course themselves.