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Diabetes Awareness (Online)

Skills for Health
Delivery Method: eLearning

Our diabetes online course will equip you with a greater understanding of the challenges around the condition and how it can be effectively managed.


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.

Course content
  • An Introduction to Diabetes
  • Diabetes Awareness - Type 1 Diabetes
  • Diabetes Awareness - Type 2
  • Diabetes Gestational Diabetes
What will learners get out of it?

On completion of this Diabetes Awareness Course learners will know:

  • 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
Who is the course for?

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
  • Educational staff
Accreditations and endorsements

This course was developed by Me Learning

Duration & CPD

1 hour 30 mins approximate


Click 'book now' below then follow the checkout process. On receipt of your order, the e-learning team will be in touch to arrange access, please allow 24 hours. Learners can access and re-visit the course for a year.

FAQ & Guidance

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