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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.
- Current section: Introduction
- Learning outcomes
- 1 Defining diabetes
- 2 What is diabetes?
- 3 Parts of the body and hormones involved in diabetes
- 4 How to diagnose diabetes
- 5 Classification of diabetes
- 6 Genes and risk
- 7 Summary
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Living with diabetes
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 KG003 Improving diabetes management.. The free course is relevant to the following non-accredited course
This unit is the English version of Living with diabetes, which is also available in Chinese.
This free course includes adapted extracts from an Open University course which is no longer available to new students. If you found this interesting you could explore more free Biology courses or view the range of currently available OU Biology courses.
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Originally published: Thursday, 12th May 2011
Last updated on: Tuesday, 10th December 2013
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