Know Diabetes Open Online Courses

We offer short online courses for people with type 1 and type 2 diabetes and their caregivers. Each course lasts for 2 days, but you have extra time to go through the content. You can also join live Q&A sessions with healthcare experts for extra support. Our courses are designed to be inclusive and easy to use.

Free online course

Understanding Type 2

Starts 22th May 2024

  • Why managing diabetes matters
  • Blood glucose management
  • Live Q&A sessions with diabetes experts
Online and Free Access for anyone anywhere Live Q&A sessions with Health Care Professionals

Featured Courses

Understanding Type 1 Diabetes

This course is all about understanding type 1 diabetes. On Day 1, we cover the basics like diagnosis, treatment, and insulin details. Day 2 goes deeper into complications and how they affect the body. We also talk about daily life aspects, like travel and lifestyle choices. Plus, there are live Q&A sessions with healthcare experts to improve learning.

Understanding Type 2 Diabetes

Learn about type 2 diabetes basics, including diagnosis, treatments, and how some people can put type 2 into remission in this course. Understand the importance of managing blood glucose, treatment goals, and long-term concerns. We also offer a course tailored to different ethnic communities and their experiences with type 2 diabetes.

Type 1 Diabetes & Technology

Learn how to use technology to handle type 1 diabetes in this course. We’ll cover continuous glucose monitoring and insulin pump therapy, explaining how to use sensors, interpret data, calculate insulin doses, and consider your lifestyle. We’ll also talk about more advanced options like hybrid closed-loop systems and smart pens. Join our live Q&A on Zoom with diabetes experts who will guide discussions and answer your questions during the course.

Diabetes and Ramadan

Our Diabetes and Ramadan course is for people with type 1 and type 2 diabetes. It helps you handle your diabetes safely during Ramadan. The course is available in English, Arabic, and Malay. We cover topics like figuring out if you can fast safely, understanding the risks for people with diabetes, getting advice on what to eat for Suhoor and Iftar, managing physical activity, and making changes to medications. Join live Q&A sessions on Zoom with diabetes experts in Arabic, Malay, or English

Date Type of course Name of course
Mon 19th Feb to Mon 8th April  2024 Ramadan   Diabetes and Ramadan
Wed 28th  to Thurs 29th February 2024 Type 1 Understanding Type 1
Wed 24th to Thurs 25th April 2024 Type 1 Type 1 & Tech
Wed 22nd to Thurs 23rd May 2024 Type 2 Understanding Type 2
Wed 28th to Thurs 29th August 2024 Type 1 Understanding Type 1
Wed 6th to Thurs 7th November 2024 Type 2 Understanding Type 2

 

“I found the charts and illustrations useful and have downloaded these for quick reference.”

 

Person with type 1 diabetes
Course completed: Type 1 diabetes course

“I have had diabetes for 12 years now and became quite complacent about it. It was very good to take the refresher course. Everyone should do it.”

 

Person with type 2 diabetes
Course completed: Type 1 diabetes course

“Hearing the stories of others and having access to doctors in the live sessions was the most valuable part of the course for me.”

 

Person with type 1 diabetes
Course completed: Type 1 diabetes course

 

“The questions after each section really helped in ensuring that I understood what I had read. When not getting a question right, the correct answer came up and made me go over the points again. Also, the short film clips were very good. Gave me a better understanding of my diabetes type 2.”

 

Person with type 1 diabetes
Course completed: Type 2 diabetes course

“I’ve been able to engage with others in the same situation as me and update my understanding on several topics like expected care received from health boards and the benefits of receiving this.”

 

Person with type 2 diabetes
Course completed: Type 2 diabetes course

“The questions after each section really helped in ensuring that I understood what I had read. When not getting a question right, the correct answer came up and made me go over the points again. Also, the short film clips were very good. Gave me a better understanding of my diabetes type 2.”

 

Person with type 2 diabetes
Course completed: Type 2 diabetes course