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Living with diabetes

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Living with diabetes is a free course that introduces the parts of the body and processes involved in the development of diabetes.

After studying this course, you should be able to:

  • define and use, or recognise definitions and applications of, each of the terms printed in bold in the text
  • explain how diabetes is diagnosed
  • describe the different types of diabetes and their possible causes
  • describe some of the structures and chemical changes involved in glucose regulation within the body
  • discuss the factors that make people prone to developing diabetes, including genetic aspects.

By: The Open University

  • Duration 5 hours
  • Updated Thursday 24th March 2016
  • Introductory level
  • Posted under Biology
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Living with diabetes


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This course introduces parts of the body and processes involved in the development of diabetes.

This OpenLearn course provides a sample of Level 1 study in Science [Tip: hold Ctrl and click a link to open it in a new tab. (Hide tip)] .

This course is the English version of Living with diabetes, which is also available in Chinese.

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