Course Syllabus

 

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.

  • Completely Online
  • Self-Paced
  • Printable Lessons
  • Full HD Video  
  • 6 Months to Complete
  • 24/7 Availability
  • Start Anytime
  • PC & Mac Compatible
  • Android & iOS Friendly
  • Accredited CEUs
Universal Class is an IACET Accredited Provider
 

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.
  • Summarize diabetes and diet.
  • Describe coping skills for diabetics as well as techniques for diabetes prevention.
  • Demonstrate mastery of lesson content at levels of 70% or higher.
 
 

Assessment Guide

Assessment Points
An Introduction 1 points
Lesson 1 Exam 10 points
Lesson 2 Exam 10 points
Lesson 3 Exam 9 points
Lesson 4 Exam 10 points
Lesson 5 Assignment 2 points
Lesson 5 Exam 10 points
Lesson 6 Exam 10 points
Lesson 7 Exam 8 points
Lesson 8 Exam 9 points
Lesson 9 Exam 10 points
Lesson 10 Exam 10 points
Lesson 11 Assignment 2 points
Lesson 11 Exam 10 points
The Final Exam 52 points
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