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.

27 responses to “Pre-course questionnaire My Type 2 Diabetes”

  1. 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.

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

  3. Barry Gould Barry Gould says:

    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

    • 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.

  4. Keith Slator Keith Slator says:

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

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

    • Hi Lorriane,

      Different diets work for different people and making small changes like reducing your portion sizes or keeping a food diary to see where you could make some food swaps might be a good place to start.

      Kirsten 🙂

  6. Keith Exford Keith Exford says:

    I dont know what you want.

    • Hi Keith,

      As part of our ongoing review process for our courses, we try and get a baseline measurement from our users about different aspects of their diabetes management so this is the reason for our pre-course questionnaire. Following your feedback, we will review the questions that we ask to see if there are any changes we can make to improve them.



  7. Response 2 sums it up for me

  8. 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.

  9. 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.

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

  11. 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.

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

    • Hi Laurie,

      I’ve unlocked the pre-course questionnaire for your profile so you should be able to complete it again. You can navigate to it using the side bar on the right hand side. If you have any issues then let me know either through here or you can email


  13. 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.

    • 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

  14. andew Bruce says:

    cannot comment at the moment as diagnosed only 2 weeks ago

  15. Sheila Ann Bryan says:

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

  16. Linda Petty says:

    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.

  17. Rosslyn fowler says:

    No comment

  18. Robert Cunningham says:

    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.

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