Learning Outcomes

When you have studied this session, you should be able to:

  • Define and use correctly all of the key words printed in bold.
  • Describe how the pancreas, liver and muscles, and the hormones insulin and glucagon, are involved in regulating blood glucose levels.
  • List the signs and symptoms of diabetes and distinguish between Type 1, Type 2 and gestational diabetes.
  • Describe the test that you would do to confirm a diagnosis of diabetes.
  • List the risk factors for diabetes.
  • Explain how to interpret the Body Mass Index (BMI) and its significance for diabetes.
  • Describe the basic features of diabetic self-care and a suitable diet for someone with diabetes.
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