Are you a medical student, doctor, registered nurse, health visitor or other healthcare professional? Are you currently working in a hospital or community setting, where diabetes care forms a significant part of the workload? This course will advance your skills in this increasingly important area of practice.

Diabetes  affects every age group from childhood to old age, so this course will help you to support people  – empowering them to make choices about the management of their diabetes.

This content is provided as a service of the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK), part of the National Institutes of Health. The NIDDK translates and disseminates research findings through its clearinghouses and education programs to increase knowledge and understanding about health and disease among patients, health professionals, and the public. Content produced by the NIDDK is carefully reviewed by NIDDK scientists and other experts.

Disclaimer : The content in this course is educational in nature and intended solely as general health information. It is not a recommendation for treatment or medical advice. It is not a substitute for advice from a health care provider. If you  as a patient are experiencing a medical emergency, contact your health care provider or an emergency room. 

Course Curriculum

1. Diabetes Overview
What is Diabetes? 01:30:00
Symptoms and Causes of Diabetes 00:00:00
Risk Factors for Type 2 Diabetes 01:00:00
Preventing Type 2 Diabetes 01:00:00
Diabetes Diet, Eating, & Physical Activity 01:00:00
Carbohydrate Counting & Diabetes 01:00:00
2. Nerve Damage (Diabetic Neuropathy)
Diabetic Neuropathy 01:00:00
Peripheral Neuropathy 01:00:00
Autonomic Neuropathy 01:00:00
Focal Neuropathies 01:00:00
Proximal Neuropathy 01:00:00
3. Preventing Diabetes Problems
Diabetes, Heart Disease, and Stroke 00:00:00
Low Blood Glucose (Hypoglycemia) 01:00:00
Diabetic Kidney Disease 01:00:00
Diabetes and Foot Problems 01:00:00
Diabetic Eye Disease 01:00:00
Diabetes, Gum Disease, & Other Dental Problems 01:00:00
Diabetes, Sexual, & Bladder Problems 01:00:00
4. Types of Diabetes
What is type 1 diabetes? 01:00:00
What is type 2 diabetes? 01:00:00
Insulin Resistance & Prediabetes 01:00:00
Monogenic Diabetes 01:00:00
5. Gestational Diabetes
What is gestational diabetes? 01:00:00
Symptoms & Causes of Gestational Diabetes 01:00:00
Tests & Diagnosis for Gestational Diabetes 01:00:00
Managing & Treating Gestational Diabetes 01:00:00
Preventing Gestational Diabetes 01:00:00
After Your Baby is Born 01:00:00
6. Diabetes Management
Managing Diabetes 01:00:00
Diabetes Tests and Diagnosis 01:30:00
Insulin, Medicines, & Other Diabetes Treatments 01:00:00
Pancreatic Islet Transplantation 01:00:00
The A1C Test & Diabetes 01:00:00
Continuous Glucose Monitoring 00:00:00
Know Your Blood Sugar Numbers 01:00:00
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