Diabetes Awareness eLearning Course

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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:

  •  Know what diabetes is
  •  Why having high blood sugar levels is bad
  •  What Type 1 diabetes is
  •  The common symptoms and dangers of Type 1 diabetes
  •  What the main challenge for those with Type 1 diabetes is
  •  Learn about the diet for Type 1 diabetics
  •  How to treat a diabetic emergency
  •  The challenges for carers and the wider family
  •  What Type 2 diabetes is
  •  The differences between Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes
  •  What causes Type 2 diabetes
  •  The symptoms of Type 2 diabetes
  •  What increases the risk of Type 2 diabetes
  •  The short and long term complications of Type 2 diabetes
  •  Helping someone with pre-diabetes
  •  Lifestyle interventions and the best way to lose weight
  •  The essential examinations and tests for a diabetic
  •  Diabetes and older people
  •  Diabetes and young people
  •  What gestational diabetes is
  • Content

    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.

    Date last updated
    1 hour 30 minutes
    Suitable Devices
    • PC
    Audio is Required
    • Optional
    Includes Video
    • Yes
    Downloadable Resources
    • Linked within Course
    Completion Criteria
    • Pass final test
    • Visit all pages
    Pass Mark
    • 80% pass mark required
    Course Technology
    • HTML5
    • SCORM 1.2
    • English
    Accreditation or Endorsements
    • CPD
    Customisation Available
    • Available at an Additional Cost

    This course has a minimum of 25 learner registrations for us to provide a quotation.

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