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Diabetes care: Track 1

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At least 171 million people worldwide have diabetes, and this figure is set to double by 2030. This chronic condition, which occurs when the body cannot produce or effectively use the insulin it needs, can be the cause of many serious health complications leading, amongst other problems, to blindness, foot ulcers and kidney failures. This album is a must-watch for diabetes sufferers and medical staff training to work with diabetes patients. Six video tracks introduce various aspects of a patient’s diabetes annual check-up, and the accompanying 'activity' files can be used while watching the videos to increase your understanding of how to control diabetes. The main audio track gives background information on the history of diabetes and information on how patients can help to manage their own condition. This material forms part of The Open University course SK120 Diabetes care.

By: The OpenLearn team (The Open University,)

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Track 1: Diabetes care

A brief introduction to this album.

© The Open University 2009

Tracks in this podcast:

Track   Title Description
1 Diabetes care    A brief introduction to this album. Play now Diabetes care
2 Living with diabetes    Professor David Matthews on the history of research into the treatment of diabetes and how patients can manage the condition by modifying their behaviour. Play now Living with diabetes
3 Annual review    What happens during an annual diabetes check-up. Play now Annual review
4 Eye examination    A patient with Type 2 diabetes has his retinas examined. Play now Eye examination
5 Foot examination    A Type 2 diabetes patient has his feet checked. Play now Foot examination
6 Measuring blood pressure    A patient with Type 1 diabetes has his blood pressure measured. Play now Measuring blood pressure
7 Meeting the diabetes care team    Kerri gets interviewed about her job. Play now Meeting the diabetes care team
8 Taking a blood sample    A type 2 diabetes patient has a blood sample taken. Play now Taking a blood sample




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