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More than 3.2 million people in the UK now have diabetes. This course will give people an awareness of diabetes, and is suitable for anyone who wishes to gain a better understanding of what diabetes is, how it is managed, and what causes it.
This course is aimed at anyone who wishes to gain an understanding of diabetes, including:
- Carers, parents and professional organisations
- Local authority staff and other local authority partner organisations
- Health staff
- Education staff
About this course
The course is split into four modules:
- An Introduction to Diabetes
- Type 1 Diabetes
- Type 2 Diabetes
- Gestational Diabetes
In this course you will:
Here are some of the topics covered in the modules:
Basic differences between two types of diabetes and causes; the dangers of diabetes; what diabetes is and how it affects the body; how to spot the onset of diabetes; how to respond to a diabetic emergency; what the special challenges are for carers; identify signs and symptoms of hypo and hyper glycaemia; prevention; what gestational diabetes is.