Understanding Type 1

Understanding Type 1
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This course is an introductory course that provides information about 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 is another follow-on course available, ‘Living with Type 1 Diabetes’ that you may wish to complete, which covers all the topics related to managing type 1 diabetes on a day-to-day basis.

This course:

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Is for anyone that has been diagnosed with type 1 diabetes

Will take no more than 4 hours to complete

Can be completed at your own pace and doesn’t have to be in one sitting

We hope to help you feel confident in managing your diabetes and support you in making decisions that result in the best possible health outcomes for you. Please note that all comments left on the forum are moderated.

To get started, click on the first section โ€˜Welcomeโ€™ below.


  1. Comment by Alison. C. on 21 June 2022 at 12:22 pm

    Hi Lynda. I have emailed you a certificate. ๐Ÿ™‚

  2. Comment by Lynda. M. on 18 June 2022 at 3:56 pm

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

  3. Comment by Nicola. R. on 11 April 2022 at 6:28 pm

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

  4. Comment by Alison. C. on 6 January 2022 at 5:42 pm

    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 ๐Ÿ™‚

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