Introduction to diabetes

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There are currently nearly 3 million people with diabetes in the UK and there may be up to half a million people with diabetes who have the condition and don’t know it.


This short e-learning course will enable learners to have a basic knowledge of diabetes, the risks associated with development of diabetes and explores treatment options including self-care.

Topics Covered

  • What is diabetes (Type 1, Type 2 and pre-diabetes)?
  • Diabetes in the elderly.
  • Risks associated with diabetes.
  • Diagnosis and treatment and emergency treatments.
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Duration 35 minutes

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1 e-learning module

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1 online assessment

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Online learner support

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Certificate available on completion

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