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Awareness of Type 1 Diabetes - Free Online Course

There are about 31,500 children under the age of 19 with diabetes in the UK, about 95% of these have type 1 diabetes.

About this free healthcare course

It is important that all professionals working in schools, and other settings where they come into contact with children and young people, are aware of what type 1 diabetes is and how to support those affected.

Virtual College has worked with JDRF* and Children and Young People's National Diabetes Network to create a free course to give professionals a basic understanding of type 1 diabetes. Using a school as the setting, the free course follows a number of students with the autoimmune condition through their daily lives.

Learning outcomes

After completing this course learners will be able to:

  • Know how to manage type 1 diabetes
  • Understand the implications for not managing it properly
  • Spot the signs of low and high blood glucose
  • Support Children with type 1 diabetes

To access the free course, simply click here.

*JDRF fund research to cure, treat and prevent type 1 diabetes whilst giving support and a voice to people with type 1 diabetes and their families.