• Deakin University

HND732.1 Living Well with Diabetes

Examine the concepts of health, wellness and holism and understand what it means to have an illness like diabetes.

HND732.1 Living Well with Diabetes
  • Duration3 weeks
  • Weekly study10 hours

Understand holistic healthcare and what it means to live well with Diabetes

Diabetes is recognised as the world’s fastest growing chronic condition, with an estimated 422 million people living with it worldwide.

This online course examines the concepts of health, wellness and holism, to find out what it means to have a chronic illness like diabetes.

You’ll explore the psychological impact of diabetes and the ideas of self-efficacy and self-care, and get a free taste of Deakin University’s postgraduate degree in Diabetes Education, which can be done entirely on FutureLearn.

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Skip to 0 minutes and 5 seconds A diagnosis of diabetes can happen at any time to any person. The incidence of diabetes is increasing worldwide and many elements of it remain a mystery and often misunderstood, with so many questions how can people live well with diabetes. Hello. I’m Rhonda Brown from Deakin University. And in this two week course, we will develop an understanding of the meaning of living with diabetes for an individual and their family. Analyse the social and psychological impacts of living with this chronic condition. Examine the factors that contribute to living well with diabetes and discover how individuals and their families can be empowered to manage this lifelong challenge.

Skip to 0 minutes and 49 seconds This course will be of benefit to anyone affected by diabetes, including individuals and their families and health professionals. Together, we will further develop our knowledge of diabetes and move closer to understanding the daily reality of living with diabetes. See you soon.

What topics will you cover?

This course provided learners with an understanding of:

• the impact of diabetes on individuals and their carers / family members

• psychosocial issues related to living with diabetes

• the role of family, friends and health professionals in supporting people to live well with diabetes

What will you achieve?

By the end of the course, you‘ll be able to...

  • Explore the concepts of health, wellness and holism
  • Explain the connections between chronic illness and quality of life
  • Investigate the psycho-social impact of diabetes for individuals and their family members and their coping strategies
  • Explore the role of self-efficacy in achieving self-care and living well with diabetes

Who is the course for?

This course is targeted at:

  • people wanting to understand the the meaning of living with diabetes for an individual and their family
  • health professionals wanting strategies to support individuals and families to live well with diabetes.

Who will you learn with?

Cath is a credentialed diabetes nurse educator with a special interest in diabetes and pregnancy. She works clinically in this field which enhances her academic role and passion for educating students

Dr Virginia Hagger is a RN-CDE, who has worked in the diabetes field as a clinician, program manager and researcher. She is the Course Leader for the Grad Cert in Diabetes Education.

Who developed the course?

Deakin University

Deakin University is one of Australia’s largest universities with more than 61,000 students and over 15,000 online.

  • Established1974
  • LocationMelbourne, Australia
  • World rankingTop 280Source: QS World University Rankings 2021