Here you can access our QISMET accredited online education courses to learn more about diabetes.
Before starting the course, you will be directed to a registration form to complete. This is so we can track your progress throughout the course and let your healthcare team know when you are finished. We may also, from time to time with your GP's consent, assess how effective the courses are in helping people with their diabetes, by looking at changes in tests like HbA1c (blood glucose) levels (on anonymised data). This will help improve the courses in the future.
Once you have completed the registration form, you will be sent an email with a link to the course. You will then be able to create your own username and password for the eLearning site to start the course.
For Healthcare Professionals
Healthcare Professionals can view the content of the courses by registering for it yourself, as if you were a patient but using your nhs.uk email address. This enables us to identify you as a Healthcare Professional and we can then remove your progress from our reporting data.
Once you have completed the registration form, we will send you an email with a link to the course. You will then be able to create your own username and password for the eLearning site to start the course. If you have any feedback on any of the content then please leave it in the comments section at the bottom of the page. You won’t see them published, but we will be able to pick them up in the admin section of the site and pass them to our clinical team for review.
Available Courses - Click Here for access to the courses
My Type 2 Diabetes:
This course is for anyone diagnosed with type 2 diabetes. It aims to give you all the information that you need to know, e.g. what is diabetes, targets, complications, prevention, care planning, treatments, and lifestyle change.
Type 2 Diabetes Prevention:
This course is for anyone that is at risk of developing type 2 diabetes. It discusses which factors increase the probability of getting type 2 diabetes, and then focuses on the changes that can be made to diet and lifestyle to help reduce the chance of developing it.
Understanding Type 1:
This course is aimed at anyone diagnosed with type 1 diabetes. It focuses on what diabetes is, how it is treated, complications, and lifestyle advice. A follow up course (below) provides more information about living with diabetes, especially for young people.
Growing Up with Type 1:
This course provides information about living with diabetes, and is especially aimed at young people/ teenagers, but may be useful for others facing new experiences, such as alcohol, sex, driving, going out, becoming an adult and leaving home. It is best completed after Understanding type 1.
Considering an Insulin Pump?:
Switching from insulin injections to an insulin pump can be a daunting time for people. This course provides an introductory guide to insulin pump therapy and is aimed at people with type 1 diabetes considering making the switch.
My Insulin Pump:
This course is a comprehensive guide which is aimed at people who are actively starting insulin pump therapy or as a refresher for those that are already established on insulin pump therapy.
My Gestational Diabetes:
This course is designed for women newly diagnosed with gestational diabetes and covers pathophysiology, targets, treatment during pregnancy and post-natal care. It may also be relevant for family members or carers.