Discover the importance of understanding diabetes
It’s estimated that over 400 million people worldwide are diabetic. Understanding more about this chronic disease is key in helping those who live with it and preventing other associated health issues such as heart attacks, amputations, strokes, and kidney failure.
On this three-week course, you’ll develop a strong understanding of diabetes to apply to your own life or to anyone you know living with the condition.
Learning from the experts at UCOL (Universal College of Learning), you’ll gain the knowledge to improve your own health and wellbeing and those living with diabetes.
Learn the difference between the types of diabetes
You’ll start by exploring the difference between type 1 and 2 diabetes as well as gestational diabetes to enhance your understanding of the conditions.
To develop your knowledge, you’ll then investigate diabetes on a global scale and within your own country to understand how it affects different people.
Explore the risk factors of diabetes
Next, you’ll learn more about the human body and food to understand the role sugar plays in the progression of diabetes.
With this knowledge, you’ll then be able to determine the risk factors of diabetes such as diet, family history, and cholesterol.
Learn to spot the signs of diabetes
Knowing how to spot the signs of diabetes is crucial for early diagnosis. On the course, you’ll learn to identify the different symptoms such as tiredness, frequent urination, and numb or tingling feet.
You’ll then unpack the complications of diabetes to understand the associated health issues to be aware of and the potential solutions to help minimise risk.
By the end of the course, you’ll have the in-depth knowledge to improve your own health and wellbeing, or anyone you know living with diabetes.
Learning on this course
On every step of the course you can meet other learners, share your ideas and join in with active discussions in the comments.
What will you achieve?
By the end of the course, you‘ll be able to...
- Investigate and analyse diabetes as a disease in your country
- Differentiate between the types of diabetes
- Identify the modifiable and non-modifiable risk factors of diabetes
- Describe the complications of diabetes
- Understand how the body normally controls blood sugar
- Debate the changes which need to occur on the personal, interpersonal and society level
- Understand a way of testing for diabetes
Who is the course for?
This course is designed for anyone interested in learning more about diabetes. It will benefit those who have either been diagnosed with pre-diabetes or diabetes or know someone that has it.
It will also be useful for healthcare professionals who want to increase their knowledge on diabetes.
Who developed the course?
An educational institution with a history dating back to 1896, UCOL Limited has a proud and well-earned reputation for supporting our community’s learning. This connection with community is crucial to what we do, and it ensures that our programmes help students develop in-demand skills. Many of our lecturers are practitioners as well as teachers, and our partnerships with industry mean that the majority of our students get hands-on work experience.
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