My Type 2 Diabetes

My Type 2 Diabetes
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My Type 2 Diabetes is aimed at anyone who has been diagnosed with 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 course has 9 sections:

  • What is diabetes?
  • Diagnosing diabetes
  • Weight management
  • Moving more
  • Other lifestyle factors
  • Managing diabetes with medication
  • Monitoring diabetes
  • Complications of diabetes
  • Living with diabetes

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 comments left on the forum are moderated.

To begin, click on the first section ‘Welcome’ below.

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20 responses to “My Type 2 Diabetes”

  1. On the whole, a good course, but not the same as personal interaction. It’s nice to bounce ideas about in a group discussion.

  2. Very good course. Thank you

  3. Sarah Laurie Sarah Laurie says:

    Hi,I have type 2 diabetes I have had it for about 7-8 years control it with diet .

  4. Kevin Graham Kevin Graham says:

    Very informative and clear direction to control this condition.

  5. 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

  6. 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

    • 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 🙂

  7. Interesting and helpful.
    Some very moving stories in the feedback,
    Thank you.

  8. Tommy Anderson says:

    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.

    • 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.
      Best wishes,

  9. Wendy says:

    It all sounds interesting,but I can not start as I can not remember getting the starting info .what can I do?

    • Hi Wendy,

      I’ve replied to your email with instructions about resetting your password as you have already set up your account for the Somerset patient access site. If you can’t get logged in to this site for the eLearning then you can use the ‘forgot password’ option when you click on ‘login’. Let me know if you have any further difficulties.

      Kirsten 🙂

  10. Margaret Margaret says:

    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

  11. I found information clear and helpful.

  12. lechenbane lechenbane says:

    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.

  13. Silvers Silvers says:

    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

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