Blood Glucose Monitoring

Unit Title: Blood Glucose Monitoring (BM Awareness)

Provisional Level: 2

Guided Learning Hours: 2

Purpose and Aim:

To equip care workers with the skills and knowledge of monitoring blood glucose levels. As an alternative or compliment to Diabetes Awareness this course shows learners the principles of testing and monitoring, and there is a thorough explanation of the conditions that high and low blood sugar levels can bring about.

Learners go on to explore the support needs of service users and carers when BM is required discuss the types of treatment and therapy to alleviate symptoms

Techniques of blood testing are examined and learners have the opportunity to test blood under controlled conditions.


This unit is assessed through written and oral questions, and practical demonstration.