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This course focuses on providing skills and resources for you and your family to manage life with diabetes. You will learn what diabetes is, the difference between the types and gestational diabetes, how they are treated.  You will learn about recommended food choices and eating habits for those living with diabetes as well as the best types of exercise to help manage blood glucose levels.


This course does not involve any written exams. Students need to answer 5 assignment questions to complete the course, the answers will be in the form of written work in pdf or word. Students can write the answers in their own time. Each answer needs to be 200 words (1 Page). Once the answers are submitted, the tutor will check and assess the work.


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Course Credit: Curtin University

Course Curriculum

Module: 01
Welcome to Life with Diabetes 00:04:00
Scenario 1: Restaurant choices 00:02:00
Diagnosis: Diabetes 00:03:00
The importance of insulin 00:03:00
But what exactly is diabetes? 00:09:00
Type 1 diabetes 00:02:00
Type 2 diabetes 00:04:00
Who is at risk of type 2 diabetes? 00:02:00
Gestational diabetes 00:06:00
Treatment of gestational diabetes 00:03:00
Blood glucose monitoring – with kids 00:01:00
Diabetes support networks 00:02:00
Module: 02
Scenario 2: Family Food Feud 00:01:00
Special considerations for women with gestational diabetes 00:03:00
Food labels 00:02:00
How to understand food labels 00:01:00
Changing your eating habits when you have gestational diabetes 00:02:00
Module: 03
Scenario 3: Stress, physical activity and blood glucose levels 00:01:00
The importance of staying active 00:04:00
Physical activity and type 1 diabetes 00:03:00
Physical activity and type 2 diabetes 00:01:00
Physical activity and gestational diabetes 00:03:00
The effect of stress on blood glucose levels 00:02:00
Module: 04
Scenario 4: Relaxing on the weekend 00:01:00
Common questions around medication 00:02:00
Different injection patterns 00:02:00
Medication used to treat type 2 diabetes (tablets or insulin) 00:01:00
Care of insulin 00:01:00
Pens 00:01:00
How to give an injection with an insulin pen 00:02:00
Pumps 00:03:00
How an insulin pump works 00:06:00
Insulin pump consumables 00:03:00
Adverse effects of injecting insulin 00:01:00
Severe hypoglycaemia 00:02:00
Glucagon injections 00:01:00
Adverse effects of tablets 00:01:00
Other medications available 00:04:00
Monitoring blood glucose levels 00:07:00
Module: 05
Demo: How to test your blood glucose level 00:02:00
Video: How many tests? 00:01:00
Video: Feet 00:08:00
Video: Foot care self-check 00:04:00
Video: Neuropathy and the monofilament test 00:02:00
Diabetes in children 00:08:00
Teenagers with diabetes 00:06:00
What should you do if you are sick? 00:01:00
Alcohol 00:02:00
Smoking 00:04:00
Illicit drug use 00:01:00
Visit your doctor before you go away 00:01:00
Challenges you may encounter when travelling 00:05:00
Submit Your Assignment 00:00:00

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