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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.

When you have completed this unit 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 Tuesday 10th December 2013
  • Introductory level
  • Posted under Biology
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Living with diabetes


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

This free course is from our archive and is an adapted extract from Diabetes care (SK120) which is no longer taught by The Open University. If you want to study formally with us, you may wish to explore other courses we offer in this subject area [Tip: hold Ctrl and click a link to open it in a new tab. (Hide tip)] . The free course is relevant to the following non-accredited course KG003 Improving diabetes management.

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

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