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Managing Blood Glucose

Speciality Classification
Time / Duration
1.5 Hour
Subject matter expert
Diabetes Australia
Diabetes Qualified
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About the course

This course is part of the APNA-accredited “Diabetes in Practice for Nurses” program and offers a practical option for those not ready to commit to the entire 12-hour program.

In this 1.5-hour segment you will learn about blood glucose ranges and targets for people with diabetes, what causes glucose levels to rise and fall, and how to monitor them effectively.

How does this course work?

  • Once you enrol online you will automatically gain access to your course in our e-Learning platform. Everything you need to complete the course is available online, with 24/7 accessibility.
  • This segment of the Diabetes in Practice for Nurses course consists of 3 modules. You can complete each module at your own pace.
  • There are 2 multiple choice assessments. The results are shown immediately.
  • Once you have completed the modules, passed both assessments and completed the course feedback survey you will be able to download your ‘Certificate of Completion’.
  • You will have 12-months access to the course from your enrolment date. This enables you to learn on-demand, at your own pace, and at time that suits you.

What you will learn

After completing the course you will:

  • Be able to describe key factors that affect blood glucose levels and recall key blood glucose targets for both type 1 and type 2 diabetes with reference to national guidelines.
  • Understand the importance of meaningful monitoring, including correct technique, equipment and the benefits of Blood Glucose Monitoring for the different types of diabetes.

Modules & Assessments

This segment of the Diabetes in Practice for Nurses program has 3 modules. There are 2 short multiple choice assessments throughout. You can complete the course at your own pace. Your progress is saved, so each time you login you can pick up where you left off.

Online Delivery

Students have the flexibility to study in their own time online in the Diabetes Qualified Learning Management System. We recommend using a desktop computer or laptop with the Chrome website browser. Course completion requires approximately 1.5 hour of eLearning.


On completion of the course and by passing the assessments you will instantly be able to download your certificate of completion.

Certificate of completion
Interactive activities
Modules / Topics

Module 1: Introduction

  • Recognise that diabetes is a significant health problem in Australia and why it is important to follow this training.

Module 4: Blood glucose levels

  • Recall what healthy blood glucose, hypoglycaemia and hyperglycaemia are.
  • Describe key factors that affect blood glucose levels.
  • Recall the target blood glucose levels for people with type 1 diabetes.
  • Recall the target blood glucose levels for people with type 2 diabetes.
  • Define what the HbA1c test is used for and what the target HbA1c range is.

Module 8: Blood glucose monitoring

  • Explain the benefits of blood glucose monitoring for people with type 1, type 2 and gestational diabetes.
  • Describe the equipment and key considerations for choosing the most appropriate blood glucose meter or lancing device.
  • Discuss the correct technique and most useful times to do a blood glucose level check.
  • Recognise the importance of safe sharps disposal and describe how sharps should be disposed of.
Managing Blood Glucose
Speciality Classification
Interest Areas / Topics Covered
Time / Duration
1.5 Hour
CPD Points
1.5 CPD Hours
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