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When you’re first diagnosed with diabetes, it can be a shock. Even if your doctor covers all the bases, you may be left feeling nervous, alone, and uncertain about the changes you’ll have to make in your life. Or, you may suspect that you have diabetes, and don’t know what the next steps are.

The goal of this course is to provide you with information, education, support, and empowerment, so you can take control of your diabetes and live your happiest and healthiest life. From those early days of your first appointment and getting tested, right through long-term management and self-care, we’ll cover all the stages of living with diabetes. In this course you’ll learn tons of coping and wellness strategies related to diet, exercise, stress management, pain relief, and natural healing remedies.

If you’re learning to live life as a diabetic, you don’t have to go it alone, and you don’t have to be in the dark! Our goal is to equip you with the tools of diabetes management so you can make smart decisions about your wellness and care.

    Requirements

    International Open Academy courses are designed for anyone with an interest in learning. No formal qualifications are required to study with us. Our courses are suitable if you want to learn new skills, start a new career, or if you’re already working in a particular industry and wish to upgrade your talents and enhance your resume.

    Lessons

    Module 1: Introduction: Understanding Diabetes

    • What is Diabetes, and Who Gets It?
    • Common Symptoms and Diagnosis
    • Type 1 Diabetes
    • Type 2 Diabetes
    • Type 3 Diabetes
    • Gestational Diabetes
    • MODY, LADA, and Other Types of Diabetes
    • Preparing for Your First Appointment

    Module 2: Treatment And Care For All Types

    • Understanding Treatment Options
    • Testing Glucose and Hemoglobin
    • Treating With Insulin – Injectables and Devices
    • Non-Insulin Injectables
    • Oral Medications
    • How to Avoid Diabetes Complications
    • Patient Advocacy: Know Your Rights

    Module 3: Managing Your Symptoms

    • Treatment for Neuropathy
    • Hypoglycemia and Hyperglycemia
    • Battling Fatigue and Low Energy
    • Taking Control of Weight Fluctuation
    • Itchiness, Rashes, and Other Diabetic Dermadromes
    • Caring for Mental Health Issues
    • Homeopathy and Natural Medicine

    Module 4: Practicing Self Care: Diet And Lifestyle

    • Nutrition Guide for Diabetics
    • How to Manage Carb and Caloric Intake
    • Calculating Energy Expenditure
    • Developing a Personalized Exercise Regime
    • Diabetes and Sexual Health
    • Coping with Stress and Frustration

    Module 5: Long-term Management For A Happy, Healthy Life

    • It’s Ok to Not be “Okay”!
    • Developing and Sticking with a Treatment Plan
    • Finding the Right Doctors, Clinics, and Practitioners
    • How to Prepare for Emergencies
    • Diabetes at School and in the Workplace
    • Getting Support from Family and Friends
    • Reach Out: Online Communities, Forums, and Groups
    • Diabetes Resources in Your Area

    Career

    Who is this course for?

    • Individuals who have recently been diagnosed with diabetes
    • Those currently being tested for diabetes
    • Anyone who worries they may have diabetes
    • Family members of a loved one who has diabetes
    • Individuals who have diabetes and want support and resources
    • Those who want to manage their diabetes more effectively

    Career path

    This course serves as a good introduction to diabetes for individuals pursuing medical and nutrition careers, as well as caregivers to all ages:

    • Diabetes Specialist
    • Nutritionist/Nutrition Counsellor
    • Teacher, Childcare Worker, Daycare Attendant
    • Elderly Caretaker/Live-in Caregiver
    • Nurse
    • Doctor's Assistant

    Certification

    You will be required to complete each lesson in full, and answer exams at the end of each course module. If your pass rate exceeds 55% on each exam then you will receive a certificate of completion, to recognize your achievement. You can immediately download your PDF course certificate from IOA.

    Most of our courses will earn you credits through Continuing Education (CE) / Continuing Professional Development (CPD). CE/CPD points are accepted and recognized by professional member bodies and academic institutions across the US and internationally.

    All courses are accredited by the International Council for Online Educational Standards (www.icoes.org). When successfully completing a course, students can choose to purchase an ICOES certificate that recognizes the achievement, from this third-party institution.

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    About

    When you’re first diagnosed with diabetes, it can be a shock. Even if your doctor covers all the bases, you may be left feeling nervous, alone, and uncertain about the changes you’ll have to make in your life. Or, you may suspect that you have diabetes, and don’t know what the next steps are.

    The goal of this course is to provide you with information, education, support, and empowerment, so you can take control of your diabetes and live your happiest and healthiest life. From those early days of your first appointment and getting tested, right through long-term management and self-care, we’ll cover all the stages of living with diabetes. In this course you’ll learn tons of coping and wellness strategies related to diet, exercise, stress management, pain relief, and natural healing remedies.

    If you’re learning to live life as a diabetic, you don’t have to go it alone, and you don’t have to be in the dark! Our goal is to equip you with the tools of diabetes management so you can make smart decisions about your wellness and care.

      Requirements

      International Open Academy courses are designed for anyone with an interest in learning. No formal qualifications are required to study with us. Our courses are suitable if you want to learn new skills, start a new career, or if you’re already working in a particular industry and wish to upgrade your talents and enhance your resume.

      Lessons

      Module 1: Introduction: Understanding Diabetes

      • What is Diabetes, and Who Gets It?
      • Common Symptoms and Diagnosis
      • Type 1 Diabetes
      • Type 2 Diabetes
      • Type 3 Diabetes
      • Gestational Diabetes
      • MODY, LADA, and Other Types of Diabetes
      • Preparing for Your First Appointment

      Module 2: Treatment And Care For All Types

      • Understanding Treatment Options
      • Testing Glucose and Hemoglobin
      • Treating With Insulin – Injectables and Devices
      • Non-Insulin Injectables
      • Oral Medications
      • How to Avoid Diabetes Complications
      • Patient Advocacy: Know Your Rights

      Module 3: Managing Your Symptoms

      • Treatment for Neuropathy
      • Hypoglycemia and Hyperglycemia
      • Battling Fatigue and Low Energy
      • Taking Control of Weight Fluctuation
      • Itchiness, Rashes, and Other Diabetic Dermadromes
      • Caring for Mental Health Issues
      • Homeopathy and Natural Medicine

      Module 4: Practicing Self Care: Diet And Lifestyle

      • Nutrition Guide for Diabetics
      • How to Manage Carb and Caloric Intake
      • Calculating Energy Expenditure
      • Developing a Personalized Exercise Regime
      • Diabetes and Sexual Health
      • Coping with Stress and Frustration

      Module 5: Long-term Management For A Happy, Healthy Life

      • It’s Ok to Not be “Okay”!
      • Developing and Sticking with a Treatment Plan
      • Finding the Right Doctors, Clinics, and Practitioners
      • How to Prepare for Emergencies
      • Diabetes at School and in the Workplace
      • Getting Support from Family and Friends
      • Reach Out: Online Communities, Forums, and Groups
      • Diabetes Resources in Your Area

      Career

      Who is this course for?

      • Individuals who have recently been diagnosed with diabetes
      • Those currently being tested for diabetes
      • Anyone who worries they may have diabetes
      • Family members of a loved one who has diabetes
      • Individuals who have diabetes and want support and resources
      • Those who want to manage their diabetes more effectively

      Career path

      This course serves as a good introduction to diabetes for individuals pursuing medical and nutrition careers, as well as caregivers to all ages:

      • Diabetes Specialist
      • Nutritionist/Nutrition Counsellor
      • Teacher, Childcare Worker, Daycare Attendant
      • Elderly Caretaker/Live-in Caregiver
      • Nurse
      • Doctor's Assistant

      Certification

      You will be required to complete each lesson in full, and answer exams at the end of each course module. If your pass rate exceeds 55% on each exam then you will receive a certificate of completion, to recognize your achievement. You can immediately download your PDF course certificate from IOA.

      Most of our courses will earn you credits through Continuing Education (CE) / Continuing Professional Development (CPD). CE/CPD points are accepted and recognized by professional member bodies and academic institutions across the US and internationally.

      All courses are accredited by the International Council for Online Educational Standards (www.icoes.org). When successfully completing a course, students can choose to purchase an ICOES certificate that recognizes the achievement, from this third-party institution.

      6914 Students

      Guarantee

      Accredited

      Accredited