Understanding Diabetes

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Aimed at non-specialist healthcare professionals, this module will provide an overview of diabetes, increasing knowledge and skills, to effectively support people with or at risk of diabetes.

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Understanding Diabetes
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What you'll get from this module

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By the end of the module you should be able to:

  • Explain what diabetes is
  • Describe the differences between type 1 and type 2 diabetes
  • Name other types of diabetes
  • Recognise the signs and symptoms of diabetes
  • Identify the main risk factors of type 2 diabetes
  • Recognise symptoms and use referral pathways for children
  • Apply best practice guidance for diagnosis
  • Understand the importance of getting the diagnosis right for treatment
  • Identify when you may need to make a referral for specialist support
  • Dispel myths associated with diabetes

Sections

Pre-assessment

This is the pre-assessment for the Understanding Diabetes module
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Introduction

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Types of diabetes

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Signs and symptoms of diabetes

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Diabetes risk factors

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Diagnosing diabetes

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Diabetes in children

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Dispelling myths

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Final Assessment

This is the assessment for the Understanding Diabetes module. Good luck! Please note you will need to complete all questions to complete the
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Resources

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CPD Library

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Your account

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Questions

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