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Module 6: Diabetes in the Older Person

Module Details

When providing meals for people with diabetes, it’s important to know the differences between diabetes management for younger people and robust older people compared to managing the needs of a frail older person. This module explains how to design a more liberalised menu that is suitable for all consumers including those with diabetes.

This module is presented as follows:
  • Eight videos (approx. 65 minutes in total)
  • Downloadable resources
  • Diabetes in the Older Person quiz

Cost: $35 

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What you will learn

Topics covered in Module 6 include:
  • What is diabetes? 
  • Diabetes management 
  • Spreading carbohydrates across the day
  • Glycaemic Index 
  • Sugar
  • Other dietary issues 
  • Living with diabetes


Within this module, you’ll be able to access the following fact sheets, templates, examples and other resources:

  • My Quality Improvement Plan
  • Fact sheets:
    • Diabetes Management
    • Worksheet: Menu - Carbohydrate Foods
    • GI Tables
    • The Glycaemic Index
    • Hypoglycaemia 


At the completion of this module, you should be familiar with:

The causes and impacts of diabetes.
The role of food in managing diabetes.
The differences in needs amongst those with diabetes.
The Glycaemic Index and its role in diabetes management.
Diabetes and the older person.
How to appropriately and safely ensure proper nutrition in a diabetes diet.
Sugar and other carbohydrates in a diabetes diet and menu plan.

Earn NPA Accreditation Certificates

When you have successfully completed the course you will be awarded with an accreditation certificate.

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