Online Structured Education; Health Care Professional Guide

The MyDiabetes site includes Online QISMET Accredited Structured Education (eLearning) courses. We encourage health care professionals to refer patients to these or patients can self-refer. The courses can be completed on laptops, tablets or smartphones. Patient will need an email address so they can receive the referral to the course and register. All courses also offer peer support element through moderated comments. There is no limit on the number of patients who can be referred and no additional referral charges to you or your organisation.

Below is the list of available courses with a description and the target audience for each.

My type 2 diabetes. This course is for anyone diagnosed with type 2 diabetes, and is ideally completed within 6-12 months of diagnosis, but can be done any time. It aims to give patient’s all the information they need to know, e.g. what is diabetes?, targets, complications, prevention, care planning, treatments and lifestyle change. Click edit button to change this text.

Understanding type 1. This course is aimed at anyone diagnosed with type 1 diabetes, ideally completed near diagnosis. It focuses on what diabetes is, how it is treated, complications, and lifestyle advice. A follow up course (below) provides more information about living with diabetes, especially for young people.

Growing up with type 1. This course provides information about living with diabetes, and is especially aimed at young/ teenagers people, but may be useful for others facing new experiences, such as alcohol, sex, driving, going out, becoming an adult and leaving home. It is best completed after Understanding type 1.

Considering an insulin pump? Switching from insulin injections to an insulin pump can be a daunting time for people. This course provides an introductory guide to insulin pump therapy and is aimed at people with type 1 diabetes considering making the switch.

My insulin pump. This course is a comprehensive guide which is aimed at people who are actively starting insulin pump, therapy or as a refresher for those that are already established on insulin pump therapy.

My gestational diabetes. This course is designed for women newly diagnosed with gestational diabetes and cover pathophysiology, targets, treatment during pregnancy and post-natal care.  It may also be relevant for family members or carers.

These QISMET Accredited Structured Education (eLearning) courses aim to:

  • increase user knowledge about their condition
  • increase their confidence in how to manage it
  • help users to make informed choices regarding their diet and lifestyle
  • provide peer support and allow users to share their experience with others