Understanding Type 1

Understanding Type 1
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This course, Understanding Type 1, is an introductory course that provides information about living with diabetes. Aimed at anyone diagnosed with type 1 diabetes, it focuses on what diabetes is, how it is treated, complications that may occur, as well as what you can do to keep yourself healthy. The topic list (to the right) will give you an idea of all the information covered.

There are 2 other course, ‘Growing Up with Type 1’ and ‘Living with Type 1 Diabetes’  that may be a useful follow on from this course. The ‘Living with Type 1 Diabetes’ course covers topics related to daily living such as driving, alcohol, physical activity, holidays and more. ‘Growing up with Type 1’ is aimed at teenagers and young people living with type 1 facing new experiences such as drinking alcohol, attending festivals, employment and smoking.

This course covers a variety of different topics, some may be more relevant to you than others.  It includes information written by healthcare professionals and people with diabetes who understand the challenges and can offer advice and support. 

To  begin, click on the first section ‘Welcome to Understanding Type 1’ below! 

7 responses to “Understanding Type 1”

  1. Timothy Needham says:

    Thank you

  2. Douglas Owen says:

    thank you

  3. Judy Norris says:


    I’ve finishes all parts of the course but can’t seem to find where I can download my certificate from. Can you please advise

    With many thanks, Jydy

    • Alison Campbell says:

      Hi Judy. The button to download your certificate appears back at the beginning of the course. To go there, you can click on the “return to Understanding Type 1” link at the bottom of the right-hand navigation menu. I have also emailed you a copy of your certificate separately. Alison 🙂

  4. Nicola Rouse says:

    Just found out I have this problem and it’s due to steroids

  5. Lynda Mclean says:

    Hi, I have completed the course. But it’s not giving me an updated certificate.

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