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Understanding diabetes

Speciality Classification
Time / Duration
1 Hour
Subject matter expert
Diabetes Australia
Diabetes Qualified
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About the course

This course is part of the APNA-accredited “Diabetes in Practice for Nurses” program and offers a practical option for those not ready to commit to the entire 12-hour program.

In this 1-hour segment you will learn about the different types of diabetes and their key characteristics, as well as the risk factors for type 2 diabetes.

How does this course work?

  • Once you enrol online you will automatically gain access to your course in our e-Learning platform. Everything you need to complete the course is available online, with 24/7 accessibility.
  • This segment of the Diabetes in Practice for Nurses course consists of 3 modules. You can complete each module at your own pace.
  • There are 2 multiple choice assessments. The results are shown immediately.
  • Once you have completed the modules, passed both assessments and completed the course feedback survey you will be able to download your ‘Certificate of Completion’.
  • You will have 12-months access to the course from your enrolment date. This enables you to learn on-demand, at your own pace, and at time that suits you.

What you will learn

After completing the course you will:

  • Understand the importance of diabetes education and how to convey diabetes as a serious health problem in Australia.
  • Have a comprehensive overview of diabetes, including symptoms, diagnosis, treatment and management principles.
  • Know how to identify risk factors of type 2 diabetes and principle actions to take to delay diabetes development.


Modules & Assessments

This segment of the Diabetes in Practice for Nurses program has 3 modules. There are 2 short multiple choice assessments throughout. You can complete the course at your own pace. Your progress is saved, so each time you login you can pick up where you left off.

Online Delivery

Students have the flexibility to study in their own time online in the Diabetes Qualified Learning Management System. We recommend using a desktop computer or laptop with the Chrome website browser. Course completion requires approximately 1 hour of eLearning.


On completion of the course and by passing the assessments you will instantly be able to download your certificate of completion.


Certificate of completion
Interactive activities
Modules / Topics

Module 1: Introduction

  • Recognise that diabetes is a significant health problem in Australia and why it is important to follow this training.

Module 2: Diabetes explained

  • Describe diabetes – identify the key underlying problems that cause all types of diabetes and name the three main types of diabetes.
  • Discuss prevalence, cause, prevention, presentation and management of type 1, type 2 and gestational diabetes.
  • Explain normal glucose metabolism and the signs and symptoms of diabetes.

Module 3: Risk factors for diabetes

  • Identify risk factors for developing type 2 diabetes.
  • Explain key actions to delay the onset of type 2 diabetes in people at risk.
Understanding diabetes
Speciality Classification
Time / Duration
1 Hour
CPD Points
1 CPD Hour
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