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Life with Diabetes is a Course

Life with Diabetes

5 credits

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Full course description

Gain a better understanding of diabetes, and how to manage it more effectively for a healthier lifestyle.

Managing your life with diabetes or helping someone else with the condition can be overwhelming, especially when faced with the wide range of information available.

This credential offers an essential first step. You’ll find all the information you need in one place, in a simple, easy to understand format. You’ll learn about managing diabetes, medications and making the right food choices, and also gain tips on keeping fit physically and mentally, so you can achieve a happy, balanced lifestyle.

The information in this credential may be beneficial if you or someone close to you is at risk of developing diabetes, and you want to know how to avoid it.

Who is this credential for?


This credential is particularly suitable for:

  • People with diabetes
  • Families and friends of people with diabetes
  • Diabetic patient carers
  • Graduates trained in diabetes, social work, population health, nursing and medicine


What you will learn


By completing this credential you will learn to:

  • explain what diabetes is, differentiate between the types of diabetes, and describe the treatment for each type
  • describe the dietary principles that help to manage diabetes
  • identify how to make good food choices and improve your eating habits
  • examine the importance and benefits of physical activity to help manage diabetes and identify ways to reduce stress
  • identify the different types of diabetes medications, how they work and possible side effects
  • recognise the importance of keeping well, physically and mentally to prevent and manage long-term complications.


Key Topics

Your learning journey includes access to five online modules.

  • Module 1 – Diabetes - What’s it all about
  • Module 2 – Food choices and eating habits
  • Module 3 – Physical activity and stress management
  • Module 4 – Managing medications
  • Module 5 – Keeping well, physically and mentally



To successfully complete this credential, you are required to pass a final assessment. In this final assessment you will keep a record of you own self-care practices or those of someone close to you, and make recommendations on how to improve the self-care practices.


Earn a badge


Once you successfully complete and pass the final assessment, you'll earn a digital badge that is instantly shareable to your social networks (including LinkedIn) which showcases your new skills and knowledge mastery.

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This credential provides foundation knowledge in a discipline and doesn't require previous knowledge.

You will also earn 5 credit points which are in line with Australian Qualification Framework Level 8 criteria, ensuring comprehensive theoretical and/or technical knowledge of the credential.


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Curtin Credentials focus on five themes, which have been carefully curated based on what's most relevant and valuable to professionals today, and in the future. This credential fits within the following theme:

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Contact us


For more information on this, or any other questions about Curtin Credentials, email us at or call Curtin Connect at 1300 222 888.


*Curtin may cancel or reschedule a credential at any time and for any reason as it sees fit. The Start Date and the other details of this credentials are provided as a general guide only and may change from time to time.

✝This credential involves one day of instruction, however to pass and gain five credit points, you will need to commit further time to complete the full set of learning activities including (but not limited to) self-guided study and research, extension readings, activities and the final assessment activity.

^Learning is done completely online.

§Price subject to change. Please check price at time of purchase.

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Duration: 1 Day

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Delivery Mode: Online^

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Price: $529 GST excl.§

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