Adults with intellectual disabilities are two to three times more likely to develop diabetes. However, there are limited diabetes-specific resources for this population. Due to the complexities of managing diabetes and a disability, it is important that health professionals and carers have the most relevant, up-to-date information to assist them in supporting a person with diabetes and a disability.
To meet this need, ADEA, funded by NDSS, has developed an online training program for health professionals: Tailor your communication skills: a training module for health professionals caring for adults with diabetes and an intellectual disability disorder.
Anyone working as part of the diabetes team will benefit from completing the training modules. To access them, please sign up for the learning portal on healthprofessionals.learnupon.com.
The modules are endorsed by ADEA for 4 CPD points. Other health professionals may be able to use these modules for CPD for their own profession.