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An introduction to diabetes
English, Spanish, French
4.4
What will you learn?
  • What is diabetes? (3 mins)
  • Parts of the body impacted (5 mins)
  • Misconceptions about diabetes (2 mins)
  • Diabetes warning signs (3 mins)
  • Diabetes risk factors (2 mins)
  • Possible complications (2 mins)
The basics of blood glucose control
English
4.4
What will you learn?
  • What is blood glucose? (2 mins)
  • Understanding blood glucose monitoring (4 mins)
  • What can cause high and low glucose? (5 mins)
  • Treating high and low blood glucose (6 mins)
Insulin and how to use it safely
English
4.4
What will you learn?
  • What is insulin? (4 mins)
  • Blood glucose levels (7 mins)
  • Types of insulin (2 mins)
  • Taking insulin (6 mins)
  • Storing insulin (2 mins)
  • Important things to keep in mind (3 mins)
Type 2 diabetes and the heart
English, Spanish
4.6
What will you learn?
  • What diabetes is and how it impacts your health (6 mins)
  • How diabetes affects heart health (6 mins)
  • Essential aspects of managing diabetes and heart health (7 mins)
  • Ways to improve management of diabetes and heart health (8 mins)
Type 1 diabetes: overview, treatments and targets
English
4.5
What will you learn?
  • What type 1 diabetes is and how it develops (4 mins)
  • The need for insulin (5 mins)
  • How diet, illness, alcohol and physical activity can impact glucose levels (6 mins)
  • Various ways glucose levels can be monitored (3 mins)
  • Possible short and long-term complications (4 mins)
  • Getting additional support (2 mins)
Continuous Glucose Monitoring (CGM)
English
4.6
What will you learn?
  • Importance of glucose monitoring (4 mins)
  • Understanding CGM (5 mins)
  • CGM vs. self-monitoring of blood glucose (SMBG) (6 mins)
  • What are TIR, TAR, and TBR and how are they used (3 mins)
  • Beneficiaries of CGM (4 mins)
  • Using CGM effectively (2 mins)
  • Getting support with CGM (4 mins)
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Nerve Health and Diabetes
English
0.0
What will you learn?
  • How diabetes affects nerves (4 mins)
  • Signs and symptoms of diabetes-related nerve damage (neuropathy) (5 mins)
  • Routine nerve checks for diabetes care (6 mins)
  • Treatment options for diabetes-related nerve damage (neuropathy) (3 mins)
  • Keeping nerves healthy to reduce neuropathy risk (4 mins)

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