Awareness of Diabetes and Health


This diabetes awareness course will improve your knowledge and help you support yourself, your family, or others, understand how diabetes develops. Learn about the  healthy steps and food  choices you can make to decrease the chances of developing this condition.

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Awareness of Diabetes and Health will encourage an awareness of the relationship between healthy lifestyle, eating and Type 2 Diabetes. Upon completion of this course, you will understand what can be done to minimise the risk of developing it.

What will I learn?

You will start by learning some specific terminology  and the difference between type 1 and Type 2 Diabetes in the first module. In the second module, we study the digestive system related to carbohydrate digestion and glucose digestion. Next you will explore the difference in the effects of high and low glycaemic index (GI) foods on glycaemia.

Module three will focus on Type 2 Diabetes, starting with the features of type 2 diabetes & signs and symptoms. Lesson one will explore pre-diabetes and the possible causes. Next, in lesson two, we will cover the importance of early diagnosis & intervention. Finally in lesson three we finish with the influence of nutrition on the risk of type 2 diabetes and the complications associated with type 2 diabetes.

Module Four will cover how a healthy lifestyle can reduce the risk of developing Diabetes. It’s in this module that you will begin to understand how a healthy diet is crucial to maintaining good health. You will progress onto learning about the benefits of physical exercise in maintaining health and managing diabetes risk. Finally, you will be able to identify potential barriers to maintaining a healthy lifestyle.

Lastly, module five culminates in examining the prevalence of diabetes in society with the public health initiatives related to diabetes. The very last part will teach you about Diabetes management, medical and self help interventions.

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Course Aim


With approximately 2.9 million people affected by diabetes in the UK, and in the region of 850,000 people who are undiagnosed, this is for anyone with an interest in self management of their own health and well-being, for those who think they may be becoming pre-diabetic. This will benefit anyone already working in a support role within the care or fitness sectors who wish to improve their knowledge on this subject to support themselves, their families or others.



This fits in the area of Health & Life-style as well as ‘Self-improvement’ as this is not just designed to be informative but contain tips consistent with helping anyone to be ‘the best you can be’, in terms of understanding and practical application in everyday life. This will not only enrich your knowledge and allow you to apply the principles within your family unit, but also help you to help others in a variety of setting where awareness of health is vital.



You could use this course to start working in volunteering in several support roles, as by completing this course, you will develop in-depth knowledge and understanding of diabetes and how to limit it's onset, which could support progression onto specific health related qualifications, and support your entry into employment in the health and social care sector, or childcare sector.


You might also be interested in Human Anatomy & Physiology to learn more about how the body works as a whole, or our popular diet and lifestyle advisor course.

Course Syllabus & Content

Module One: Diabetes and Associated Terminology

  • Definition of the term ‘diabetes’
  • The difference between type 1 and Type 2 Diabetes
  • Related terminology

Module Two: The normal process of glucose metabolism

  • Overview of the digestive system
  • Anatomy and physiology related to carbohydrate digestion and glucose digestion
  • The difference in the effects of high and low glycaemic index (GI) foods on glycaemia

Module Three: Focus on Type 2 Diabetes

  • Features of type 2 diabetes & signs and symptoms
  • Pre-diabetes and the possible causes
  • The importance of early diagnosis & intervention
  • The influence of nutrition on the risk of type 2 diabetes and the complications associated with type 2 diabetes

Module Four: The role of a healthy lifestyle in minimising the risk of Diabetes

  • Dietary requirements for maintaining health
  • The benefits of physical exercise in maintaining health and managing diabetes risk
  • Potential barriers to maintaining a healthy lifestyle

Module Five: Diabetes in Society

  • The prevalence of diabetes in society
  • Public health initiatives related to diabetes
  • Diabetes Management medical and self help interventions

Additional Info

Duration for this course:
You can take up to 1 year

Number of lessons:
16 lessons within 5 modules

Study Hours:
Approximately 30 - 40 hours dependant on the level of detail you include in the activities and the time spent on the exercises

Study Method:
Online platform with videos, challenges, quizzes and activities

How is it assessed?
By the successful completion of multiple-choice quizzes at the end of each lesson

Tides Online Certificate of Achievement

Entry Requirements:
There are no formal requirements for entry, however, all materials and assessment are in English, therefore a good command of English is essential.


Q: How do I access the materials?
Once you have selected your dream course you can enrol online. You can either pay in full, or if you have PayPal Credit, you will have the option to use PayPal Credit for the purchase if the course is over £99. As soon as the payment is received, you will have access to the course materials online where you can take as long as you want, or need, to work through the course and the activities.

Q: How long will I have access to the materials for?
You will have access to the course materials for 12 months, however if you need longer, just contact us to arrange to extend your access.

Q: Can I do more than one course at a time?
Yes, however you will need to set up a separate enrolment plan for each course.

Q: How are the courses structured?
Lessons are grouped into modules. Each lesson within a module has links to external sites for additional information and there are tutor challenges and activities. The tutor challenges are designed to add value to the course, and you do not need to submit any work to complete the course, and the activities form part of your self-development and self-discovery. We also recommend keeping a journal to make notes and record your thoughts and progress.

Q: Do I get a certificate?
Yes! At the end of each lesson there is a set of multiple-choice questions, you need to pass at 80% before moving on to the next lesson. Once you have completed all the modules. you will be able to download and save, or print, your very own Tides Online Certificate of Achievement for your records, or to show someone else that you have completed the course.

Q: Can I get hard copies of the course materials?
We can provide the materials as an e-book for you to print off and refer to, or provide the materials in printed form, however, you will still need to do the quizzes online in order to gain your certificate. Please contact us at for pricing information.

Q: What skills do I need to join this course?
An open mind and a willingness to learn and develop yourself is all you need to benefit from our courses and start your journey to becoming the best you can be. Please note that all materials are in English.

Q: What is included in the cost of my enrolment plan?
Access to the online digital materials for the course you have chosen. Our materials are designed and developed in house by subject specialists and we supply everything you need to complete the course, including links and references to free resources to study in more detail if you want to. You will also be able to visit our blogs and articles for inspiration and motivational tips any time you want.

Q: Is there an additional or required reading list?
All the materials we supply will provide you with all the information that you need to complete your chosen course or journey, but you are directed to further sites and videos that are free to access if you want to gain a deeper understanding of your chosen topic. We will always recommend additional reading, however that is to enhance and support an advanced understanding of the subject, but that suggested reading is not a requirement - the study materials will provide all the information you need to complete the course.

Q: Do I have to take an exam?
No, successful completion of this course will be as a result of passing the end of lesson quizzes at a minimum of 80% as you progress through the course.

Q: Can I do the course if I live outside the UK?
Yes! This is an online course, so can be studied from anywhere, just remember that everything is in English.

Q: Can I speak with someone if I get stuck or want a tutorial?
Yes, you can contact us via email with any queries or to request a call for help with anything. We also offer one to one virtual coaching and mentoring sessions either by phone or Skype/Zoom. These can be booked in 15, 20- and 30-minute time slots. Contact us for pricing information.

Q: What shall I do if I still have questions?
Contact us at to book a call and we'll run through everything with you.


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