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Safe Management of People with Diabetes, Dementia, Depression and Severe Mental Illness

Course Overview

This online course will increase your understanding of the management of diabetes in people who also have dementia, depression or severe mental illness and the impact one condition has on the other.

There are no specific entry requirements for this course, however, we recommend that you first complete 'The Safe Use of Insulin', 'The Safe Use of Non-Insulin Therapies' and 'The Safe Management of Hypoglycaemia'.

After completing this training you will be able to:

  • Demonstrate an understanding of the impact diabetes has on the quality of life in someone with dementia, depression or a severe mental illness
  • Demonstrate an understanding of how mental illness progressively impacts on the self-management skills of someone with diabetes
  • Outline the strategies in safe medicines management that can improve patient experience

Course Details

Lesson Plan

  • Welcome and Learning Outcomes
  • Diabetes and Dementia
  • Diabetes and Depression
  • Diabetes and Severe Mental Illness

Target Audience

This course is aimed at professionals who care for people with diabetes who develop a mental illness including those with dementia, depression or severe mental illness and people with a mental illness who develop diabetes.


Approximately 45 minutes – 1 hour. The length of time taken to complete this course depends entirely on how quickly you can study and absorb the material. You can process as quickly or slowly as you like, and there is no limit on how long you can take.


On completion of this course you will be able to download a Virtual College certificate.

Entry Requirements

There are no specific entry requirements for this course, however, we recommend that you first complete ‘The Safe Use of Insulin’, ‘The Safe Use of Non-Insulin Therapies’ and ‘The Safe Management of Hypoglycaemia’.

What our customers have said

The format is very excellentWhat appears to be a dry topic, becomes very absorbing and creates interest
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I like the VC system as it is easy to navigate around and easy to use. I also look forward to all your learning modules as I find them extremely knowledgeable and informative for my role as a registered nurse. 16/03/2016 BC
The set out of the website. the use of different colours, to get your attention and the way there were mini tests through out.
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The various usage of the icons throughout the learning, makes it more interesting virtually and this enhance good learning outcomes for me personally. Thank you.
31/10/2015 DI
It was very accessible and knowledge was easy and clear
31/10/2015 DW
Enjoyed the coarse very much as I work with Dementia Clients. Well worth doing. Thank you.
22/10/2015 DC
All the links to current documents is very useful, I have saved them to my desktop for easy reference
JW 22/06/2015

Cost and Discounts

£30 + VAT - This cost is for a single user.

Discounts are available for multiple users (10 or more) for more information please contact or call 01943 885086.

Do you qualify to access this course free of charge?

If your organisation has purchased access to the Patient Safety Training Suite you'll be able to access this course for free, click here to find out more.

12 months access to the Patient Safety Training Suite of 13 courses costs just £5,000 + VAT. Different options are available for individuals, small, medium and large organisations. Email for more information.

How it Works

The information below is specific to this particular course. If you would like a more general guide to how our purchasing and learning works please visit the Four Easy Steps page which should tell you all you need to know.

Alternatively; if you have a specific question or concern why not contact us directly ?


This is an online course, all the training will be taken through your browser window. There will be no face-to-face sessions with instructors nor will you receive any training material through the post. If you wish you may print out any page of the training material, and may also print the notes you took during the training.

You can also revisit the training material at any time, even after you have completed the course.


The material for this course has been broken down into several smaller lessons, each lesson dealing with a specific area of the overall subject.

The lesson consist of a series of pages in which an instructor will talk you through the lesson material at a pace that suits you. Pages may also include supporting pictures, graphs, animation or extra sounds to help with the learning where appropriate. Some lessons will include challenges/quizzes to help you keep in touch and interested in the material.

Lessons can be taken in any order and each lesson may be PAUSED and RESUMED at any stage. When all lessons in the course have been completed our system will realise and automatically record that you have successfully completed the course


This course is delivered fully online allowing you to learn at your own pace, however an average duration would be 45 hours.

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