Course Summary:

Diabetes affects many people across the country, including people in your congregation. Most people manage the disease and lead long and healthful lives. However, a diabetic emergency is a real possibility in a church. Clergy, staff, volunteers, and churchgoers need to be prepared to act quickly in case of emergency. This 20-minute course will discuss diabetes, including the types, potential emergency situations, and how to encourage and support those with diabetes.

Learning Objectives:

  • Learn about diabetes, common symptoms, and the types of diabetes
  • Understand how people with diabetes manage the disease
  • Know about specific risks associated with diabetes and how to act quickly in a diabetic emergency situation
  • Learn how your church can prepare diabetic emergency kits to help those in a low blood sugar situation
  • Recognize how to support and encourage those with diabetes

Key Topics Include:

  • What is Diabetes?
  • Types of Diabetes: Type 1, Type 2, and Gestational
  • Signs and Symptoms of Diabetes
  • Managing Diabetes
  • Types of Diabetic Emergencies
  • Hypoglycemia
  • Treating Hypoglycemia
  • Hyperglycemia
  • Treating Hyperglycemia
  • Ketoacidosis/Diabetic Coma
  • Medical ID Bracelets
  • Children With Diabetes
  • Diabetic Emergency Kits for Your Congregation
  • Promoting Health and Wellness at Church
  • Supporting Those With Diabetes
  • Diabetes Resources