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Louella Belle and DUET diabetes Team Up To Launch Evergreen Diabetic Foot Awareness Virtual Workshop
Following on from the success of the live course, Louella Belle and DUET diabetes are delighted to announce the launch of the Evergreen Diabetic Foot Awareness workshop, available to purchase and access via the Louella Belle Training Academy. Students can now learn at a time and pace that suits them! They can re-visit the content whenever they want to!
After the coronavirus pandemic, online learning has never been more important and pivotal in the learning and growth of beauty and wellness therapists. Louella Belle want to be able to support their industry and customers and so providing a course that allows students to train at their own convenience makes complete sense. This training is certified after completing and passing the course and short exam.
The Evergreen Diabetic Foot Awareness workshop is designed for beauty and wellness therapists to understand the diabetic foot and feel confident of when to go ahead with treatments and when to leave alone. Students will also learn what advice give (within their scope of practice, and not of a clinical nature) as well as when to encourage clients to seek additional footcare (from a healthcare professional) if they spot signs of foot problems.
Beauty and wellness therapists could be part of the solution to help reduce the 169 diabetes related amputations that take place in England each week**!
With the NHS spending more on diabetic footcare in England than the combined cost of breast, prostate and lung cancers; with over 90% of expenditure relating to ulceration* Having a foot ulcer can have a huge impact on someone's health and wellbeing.
The session is pre-recorded and led by an experienced Podiatrist from DUET diabetes. Students will also be able to access a variety of supporting documentation as part of the course material.
This workshop covers:
What diabetes is and associated signs and symptoms
A brief overview of the short/long term effects (complications) of diabetes
What is a foot ulcer?
The observable risk factors leading to foot problems
Suitable and unsuitable footwear for people with diabetes
The causes of neuropathy and peripheral arterial disease (PAD)
The appropriate action to take and advice to give clients
To purchase, or to find out more, visit the DUET diabetes page on the Louella Belle Training Academy.
* The cost of diabetic foot disease in England, Marion Kerr: The Diabetic Foot Journal Vol 22 No 4 2019
**Note that you will need to check with your insurance provider if you will be covered to treat clients living with diabetes.