My Type 2 Diabetes
This course aims to give you the information you need about what type 2 diabetes is, what it might mean for your health and what you can do to manage it. The topic list (to the right) will give you an idea of all the information covered in this course.
Is for anyone that has been diagnosed with type 2 diabetes
Will take around 4 hours to complete
Can be completed at your own pace and doesn’t have to be in one sitting
We hope to help you feel confident in managing your diabetes and support you in making decisions that result in the best possible health outcomes for you. Please note that all comments left on the forum are moderated.
To get started, click on the first section ‘Welcome’ below.
Comment by Scott. M. on 21/07/2017 at 1:31 PM
Hello everyone and welcome to the comment section. We encourage you to share as much as you want with other users. Questions are very welcome, and feedback is always appreciated to help us improve!
Comment by Silv- 50 on 01/08/2017 at 6:14 PM
Very helpful. I have made a few comments on the way through but wish something like this had been available when I was first diagnosed
Comment by lech- 56 on 02/08/2017 at 1:26 PM
This course is much better than the one called “Diabetes Epidemic” available on Future Learn, where the videos were far too long, dull, boring and geared at professionals.
This course contains similar information but in a much easier to read, navigate and digest format.
Comment by andy- 53 on 02/08/2017 at 3:59 PM
I found information clear and helpful.
Comment by Marg- 98 on 04/09/2018 at 3:39 PM
My diabetes is under control as long as I take my pills and try to eat small meals but I also have vascular dementia which makes it hard for me to think have I eaten or not and what I had and when so if iam no a sleep which I do a lot now and cannot remember were I am so have to keep asking my husband ,I look forward to reading your items and I see it is not just me
Comment by Wend- 0 on 28/04/2019 at 8:31 PM
It all sounds interesting,but I can not start as I can not remember getting the starting info .what can I do?
Comment by Tommy. A. on 24/02/2020 at 12:02 PM
I was diagnosed with type 2 diabetes last week, I was told by a nurse and given two websites to look at and sent on my way. I have no idea what I should do next or what I can and can’t do regarding food, drink etc not a happy chappy.
Comment by Kirsten. C. on 26/02/2020 at 10:04 AM
Hi Tommy, it’s always a shock when you are diagnosed with diabetes. I hope you find this course useful in helping you with the next steps and finding out more about how to manage your T2D.
Comment by Constance. C. on 26/08/2020 at 12:04 PM
Interesting and helpful.
Some very moving stories in the feedback,
Comment by Monica. F. on 02/10/2020 at 10:50 AM
I have read and completed the course for type 2 diabetes but was hoping to find an actual diet plan,am currently using Dr. Moseley book on diabetes
Comment by Kirsten. C. on 05/10/2020 at 10:43 AM
Hi Monica, we don’t give a specific diet plan or advocate on one particular diet as everybody is different and what works for one person, might not work for someone else. It’s about finding something that works for you and is sustainable in the long-term. We give details of all of the different eating plans and some weight-loss strategies, organisations and digital tools to make people aware of all of the different resources available. I hope that helps and great to hear that you have completed the course and doing some further reading to find something that works for you. Best wishes, Kirsten 🙂
Comment by miss. s. on 17/12/2020 at 6:44 PM
I learnt something what I didn’t know but the question at the end was very useful it made you think about the information you were reading thanks sarah
Comment by Kevin. G. on 22/12/2020 at 9:19 AM
Very informative and clear direction to control this condition.
Comment by Alison. C. on 23/12/2020 at 1:29 PM
Thank you Kevin. That is great to hear. 🙂
Comment by Sarah. L. on 12/01/2021 at 5:45 PM
Hi,I have type 2 diabetes I have had it for about 7-8 years control it with diet .
Comment by Kirs- 436 on 13/01/2021 at 11:44 AM
Hi Sarah, welcome to the course! 🙂
Comment by Rosemary. C. on 16/09/2021 at 12:49 PM
Very good course. Thank you
Comment by Kirsten. C. on 17/09/2021 at 1:58 PM
That’s lovely to hear, thanks Rosemary 🙂
Comment by ewen- 8302 on 10/02/2022 at 11:10 AM
On the whole, a good course, but not the same as personal interaction. It’s nice to bounce ideas about in a group discussion.
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