My Type 1 Diabetes Online Courses
The aim of these courses is to help support you and your personal needs, to encourage you to set goals and build your knowledge and confidence around the management of your diabetes.
Before registering, please have a look at the ‘local services’ tab to check whether we already have an existing platform in your region. In some areas, the learning materials have been adapted to reflect the specific services that are available and to provide information and support that is more tailored to your personal situation, along with the core online course material.
However, if there is not a local service on the list that reflects where you live, then please click register to create your account, or just log in if you have already completed this.
The following courses are available:
Considering an Insulin Pump?
Have you ever considered switching to an insulin pump? Switching from insulin injections to an insulin pump can be a daunting time for people. This course provides an introductory guide aimed at people with type 1 diabetes considering switching from injections to an insulin pump.
Living with Type 1 Diabetes
This course provides information related to living with Type 1 diabetes including topics such as driving, travel, employment and lifestyle factors like diet, weight, alcohol and smoking.
Carbohydrate counting is a way of matching insulin requirements with the amount of carbohydrate that you eat or drink. The course is for people using either an insulin pump or multiple daily injections (MDI)/ basal-bolus short-acting insulin with meals and long-acting insulin once/twice a day. Most people who carbohydrate count have Type 1 diabetes.
Type 1 Diabetes and Physical Activity
Staying active while keeping blood glucose in range can be difficult for people with type 1 diabetes. This course explains how physical activity can impact blood glucose to help you stay safe whilst active.
FreeStyle Libre 2
This course, Freestyle Libre, is an introductory course that provides information about intermittently scanned glucose monitoring (isCGM) and the Freestyle Libre. It is aimed at anyone diagnosed with type 1 diabetes, that is using or would like to start using an isCGM glucose monitor.
My Insulin Pump
This course is aimed at people who are starting out with an insulin pump, or as a refresher for those that are already established on insulin pump therapy. The course should be undertaken in conjunction with support from your healthcare team.
Understanding Type 1
This course is an introductory course that provides information about living with type 1 diabetes. Aimed at anyone diagnosed with type 1 diabetes, it focuses on what diabetes is, how it is treated, insulin and blood glucose management, complications that may occur, as well as what you can do to keep yourself healthy.
Growing Up with Type 1
This course is aimed at teenagers and young people living with type 1 diabetes, facing new experiences, such as drinking alcohol, having sex, attending festivals, employment and becoming an adult and leaving home.