Taking place from 12 to 18 June 2023, Diabetes Week is a national yearly event created by Diabetes UK, dedicated to increasing awareness of diabetes and raising money to help fund diabetes research.
This year’s theme is all about celebrating you! Living with diabetes isn’t easy. From having to watch what you eat, to monitoring your blood glucose levels, to remembering to take insulin – Diabetes week wants to let people with diabetes know that we see you!
According to Diabetes.org.uk, more 4.3 million people in the UK live with diabetes and an additional 850,000 people could be living with diabetes who are yet to be diagnosed. Building awareness of diabetes and diabetes management is important. That’s why for Diabetes Week 2023 we want to show that we recognise those who have the condition, by offering our Diabetes Course completely FREE!
Carers play a vital role in the early detection and management of diabetes. By familiarising themselves with the signs and symptoms, carers can facilitate prompt intervention and prevent complications. Here are some common indicators to be aware of:
Frequent urination: Increased need to urinate, especially during the night.
Excessive thirst: Feeling constantly thirsty, even after drinking fluids.
Unexplained weight loss: Losing weight without a change in diet or exercise habits.
Fatigue: Persistent tiredness and lack of energy.
Slow healing: Cuts and bruises take longer to heal than usual.
Blurred vision: Difficulty focusing or experiencing blurred vision.
While these signs may not necessarily indicate diabetes, they should serve as warning signs that warrant further investigation. Encouraging individuals to consult with healthcare professionals can lead to timely diagnosis and effective management.
The Power of Diabetes Awareness Courses:
To enhance your caregiving abilities and deepen your understanding of diabetes, we are thrilled to offer you free access to our comprehensive Diabetes Awareness Course. This course covers essential topics such as:
What is diabetes
The impact of diabetes on health and social care services