Online Class: Diabetes 101

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Course Description


Welcome to Diabetes 101: Understanding, Diagnosing and Managing. This introductory course regarding the topic of diabetes is designed to offer students a general understanding of what diabetes is, how it's diagnosed and how it's managed. Students will also learn the anatomy of diabetes, the body organs involved, and the different types of diabetes with which a person may be diagnosed.

This course also covers the importance of glucose and insulin and how each affects the overall function of your body. Symptoms of diabetes as well as what to expect when you visit a doctor are included in these lessons. Testing methods commonly used by diabetics to maintain their blood sugar and insulin levels are also explored. Understanding the basic tools a diabetic may need for daily management of diabetes are introduced, as are the different methods many individuals diagnosed with diabetes take in order to adapt their lifestyle to their condition at home, work, or school.

Students of this course on diabetes will learn about the most common types of complications associated with multiple forms of diabetes and the importance of care and infection prevention among diabetics, most specifically the elderly. Pregnant mothers diagnosed with gestational diabetes will understand the importance of obstetrical and post-delivery care, and enjoy some tips and suggestions for healthy living habits before, during and after a planned pregnancy.

Throughout this course, students will also learn the importance of nutrition and diet for optimal management of diabetes symptoms and conditions. We'll explore a number of coping skills that diabetics can utilize to help prevent stress and depression. Finally, we'll wrap up this introductory course on diabetes by offering tips that every individual can take to help reduce their risk of developing the condition, or at the very least, minimize its impact on their lives.

Course Requirements

This course is intended for any age learner over the age of 13.  It is recommended that students to be able to write and read at a high school level.  There are no Required books but Recommended Books are listed below.

Course Outline


Lesson 1: Diabetes Basics

Lesson 2: Diagnosing Diabetes

Lesson 3: All About Glucose

Lesson 4: Basic Diabetic Tools

Lesson 5: The Diabetic Lifestyle

Lesson 6: Diabetes Complications

Lesson 7: Diabetes and the Elderly

Lesson 8: Gestational Diabetes

Lesson 9: Diabetes and Diet

Lesson 10: Coping Skills for Diabetics

Lesson 11: Diabetes Prevention

Course Materials

All the course material required to complete this course is contained in this course.

Grading Policy

Grading Policy- Each lesson is followed by an end of the lesson quiz and assignment which will review what is covered in the lesson. Several lessons will also be associated with a related assignment.

Learning Outcomes

By successfully completing this course, students will be able to:
  • Define what diabetes is, recognize the types of diabetes, and how to diagnose it.
  • Describe glucose and its role in diabetes.
  • Identify basic diabetic tools.
  • Describe the diabetic lifestyle and complications that can arise with diabetes.
  • Describe the challenges of diabetes and the elderly.
  • Define gestational diabetes.
  • Know diabetes and diet.
  • Describe coping skills for diabetics as well as techniques for diabetes prevention, and
  • Demonstrate mastery of lesson content at levels of 70% or higher.

Assessment Guide

Assessment Points
An Introduction1
Lesson 1 Exam10
Lesson 2 Exam10
Lesson 3 Exam9
Lesson 4 Exam10
Lesson 5 Assignment2
Lesson 5 Exam10
Lesson 6 Exam10
Lesson 7 Exam8
Lesson 8 Exam9
Lesson 9 Exam10
Lesson 10 Exam10
Lesson 11 Assignment2
Lesson 11 Exam10
The Final Exam52
Total Points:163

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