Pre-course questionnaire My Type 2 Diabetes

Pre-course questionnaire My Type 2 Diabetes

As you start the course, we want you to think about what your goals are and how you can go about achieving them. They might include learning more about what type 2 diabetes is and how it might affect you, or they might include learning how to manage type 2 diabetes by setting diet and exercise targets.

We hope this course can help you in achieving your goals. We hope to support you in improving your knowledge regarding type 2 diabetes, and give you the confidence to do the things you want while looking out for your health.

At a few points in this course, we will prompt you to set goals, or think about goals you have already set. At the end of the course, we will check in again to see if your learning goals have been achieved.

This course is designed for people who have type 2 diabetes, may develop type 2 diabetes or care for people with type 2 diabetes. If none of the criteria below apply to you then we do not recommend you continue with My Type 2 Diabetes: The Online Education Course. Feel free to visit the homepage to see what other courses we offer.


  1. Comment by Robert. C. on 09/11/2018 at 11:28 PM

    Diabetes is a highly dangerous disease which requires constant and proper actions by the patient to control the progression of the illness and its side effects. The patient must really understand diabetes and the range of positive steps which must be taken, not on a short-term basis, but as part of a permanent lifestyle change. Ignoring the disease is not an option.

  2. Comment by Rosslyn. f. on 10/12/2018 at 5:35 PM

    No comment

  3. Comment by Linda. P. on 07/01/2019 at 12:38 PM

    The question relating to how well I am managing my diabetes is difficult to answer at this stage as it is only two months since my diagnosis.

  4. Comment by Sheila. A. on 06/02/2019 at 6:35 PM

    I think I understand my current situation reasonably well although time will tell as the course progresses.

  5. Comment by andew. B. on 07/02/2019 at 12:38 PM

    cannot comment at the moment as diagnosed only 2 weeks ago

  6. Comment by Stephen. P. on 08/04/2019 at 5:30 AM

    Diagnosed a couple of years ago & have recently (at last Hb1ac test) managed to regain control & prevent having to go onto medication but it’s a daily struggle keeping focused & on track – good days & some pretty bad ones so any support is most welcome.

  7. Comment by Kirsten. C. on 08/04/2019 at 11:32 AM

    Hi Stephen, it’s not an easy journey but it’s great that you managed to regain control with your last HbA1c test. You’re totally right, some days are better than others and it’s good to get support to help keep you on track. I hope you find the course useful and all feedback is welcome 🙂 Kirsten

  8. Comment by Laurie. M. on 01/05/2019 at 1:56 PM

    Could you reset my course as I answered ‘no comment’ and would like to change my responses in the Pre Course Questionaire. Thanks

  9. Comment by Graham. D. on 09/09/2019 at 8:15 PM

    Questions are what I have thought about for years but have had the attitude that I can manage it but obviously not. I have not been committed.

  10. Comment by Kirsten. C. on 17/09/2019 at 10:13 AM

    Thanks for sharing Graham. It’s not easy to manage it, hopefully you will find the course useful. Let us know what you think as you progress through it – all feedback is helpful!

  11. Comment by SCha- 38 on 17/09/2019 at 12:35 AM

    i desperately need help

  12. Comment by Alex. M. on 22/09/2019 at 9:31 PM

    having just been diagnosed I find the amount of information available very useful

  13. Comment by Kirsten. C. on 23/09/2019 at 3:58 PM

    Hi Alex,
    That’s great to hear, thanks for the feedback!
    Kirsten 🙂

  14. Comment by David. A. on 09/10/2019 at 3:48 PM

    Not sure it is really helpful to ask the questions regarding ‘how’ goals are goin to be achieved and what ‘barriers’ might prevent them from being achieved at the outset of the course.

  15. Comment by Sukhchen. A. on 27/03/2020 at 1:45 AM

    If you have been diagnosed as pre-diabetes, take it seriously because it will get worse over time.
    exercise everyday be it 1 hour of brisk walk or 30 mins of cycling. watch what you eat, heed the advice of nutritionists.

  16. Comment by Christopher. O. on 14/04/2020 at 5:39 PM

    Response 2 sums it up for me

  17. Comment by Keith. E. on 16/04/2020 at 3:20 PM

    I dont know what you want.

  18. Comment by Lorraine. H. on 19/04/2020 at 12:35 PM

    Has anyone found a diet plan for life that helps you lose weight but not feel deprived?

  19. Comment by Keith. S. on 19/05/2020 at 2:31 PM

    I think I understand my current situation reasonably well and having a greater knowledge on food elements will be beneficial to avoid medication.

  20. Comment by Barry. G. on 12/06/2020 at 8:07 PM

    I am really worried about managing my diabetes, I am finding it very hard to give up foods that r no longer good for you

  21. Comment by Kirsten. C. on 15/06/2020 at 2:02 PM

    It is really difficult and sometimes thinking about the changes you need to make can be very overwhelming. Have a think about where you can make some small changes to start with, this could be not adding or reducing any sugar to hot drinks; reducing your portion sizes; eating regular meals or doing a bit more physical activity. Keeping a food and exercise diary is also really helpful – it can help you identify patterns to your eating habits and think about any food swaps you can make.

  22. Comment by Patricia. H. on 16/06/2020 at 4:29 PM

    I need to change my lifestyle what what I eat and to stop smoking

  23. Comment by violet. h. on 18/06/2020 at 7:53 PM

    i suspected having diabetes for some time but due to agoraphobia, i wasnt able to go into the docs to get it tested. I finally got a test done at home and then before i knew it i was in hospital with respitory failure. Stuck in hospital for 2 weeks, it took me asking if the results for my test were conclusive for me to be told i did have diabetes, then covid started and i was sent home as ‘it was safer there for me than the hospital’. So I was sent home just with my letter for my doc, I had no instructions whatsoever about monitoring my levels, what to watch out for or nothing, it wasn’t until I found out i was having a ‘hypo’ that i found things hit close to home. I am still no further forward on levels and things but seeing the numbers 14.5mmol and 20mmol are kind of terrifying. I hoping that this course can help me make sense of it all.

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