Course Content
Introduction to Diabetes
In this lesson, we will introduce diabetes as a chronic condition and its prevalence in Singapore. We will also cover the types of diabetes in Singapore, including Type 1 diabetes and Type 2 diabetes.
Understanding Blood Sugar
Learn about the basics of blood sugar, its importance in the body, and how it is regulated. We will also discuss the symptoms and causes of high and low blood sugar levels, as well as the complications that can arise from uncontrolled blood sugar levels.
Type 1 Diabetes
In this lesson, we will explore the causes, symptoms, risk factors, prevention, management and treatment strategies for Type 1 diabetes. We will cover the importance of insulin therapy, blood sugar monitoring and lifestyle modifications in managing this type of diabetes.
Type 2 Diabetes
In this lesson, we will delve into the causes, symptoms, risk factors, prevention, management and treatment strategies for Type 2 diabetes. We will discuss how obesity, family history and lifestyle factors contribute to the development of this type of diabetes. We will also cover the various medications available for managing Type 2 diabetes, as well as the importance of blood sugar monitoring and lifestyle modifications.
Diagnosing and Monitoring Diabetes
This lesson focuses on the diagnosis and monitoring of diabetes. This includes the diagnostic criteria for diabetes, common tests used for diagnosing and monitoring diabetes, self-monitoring of blood glucose, continuous glucose monitoring systems, and how to interpret blood sugar readings and make necessary adjustments.
Medications and Insulin Therapy
In this lesson, we will cover the common medications used in diabetes management, including oral antidiabetic drugs and injectable therapies. We will also discuss insulin therapy, including the different types, administration methods, and dosage calculations. Additionally, we will talk about the importance of adhering to medication regimens and potential side effects. We also cover how to adjust medications based on blood sugar levels and lifestyle changes.
Meal Planning and Nutrition
In this lesson, we will explore the importance of a balanced diet for diabetes management and the various strategies for healthy eating. We will delve into carbohydrate counting and glycemic index, as well as special considerations for meal planning such as alcohol consumption and dining out.
Living Well With Diabetes
This lesson highlights key strategies for a fulfilling life with diabetes. It emphasizes emotional well-being, building support networks, practicing self-care, and setting realistic goals. By managing stress, connecting with diabetes communities, prioritizing self-care, and celebrating successes, individuals can achieve balance while effectively managing their condition.
The Ins And Outs of Diabetes: An Overview
About Lesson

Diabetes Education and Self Management

Diabetes education and self-management are crucial in Singapore, considering the high prevalence of diabetes in the country. Diabetes education helps individuals with diabetes to better understand their condition, including risk factors, symptoms, and management strategies. Self-management involves taking an active role in managing one’s diabetes through healthy lifestyle choices, monitoring blood sugar levels, taking medications as prescribed, and seeking medical care when necessary.

The Singapore government recognizes the importance of diabetes education and self-management and has implemented various initiatives to promote these practices. For instance, the National Diabetes Prevention and Control Programme aims to increase awareness and educate the public about diabetes prevention and management. Additionally, there are various resources available to individuals with diabetes, including education programs, support groups, and online resources.

Effective diabetes education and self-management can significantly improve health outcomes for individuals with diabetes, including reducing the risk of complications such as heart disease, nerve damage, and kidney failure. Moreover, better management of diabetes can lead to improved quality of life and reduced healthcare costs.

Overall, diabetes education and self-management are critical in Singapore to address the growing burden of diabetes in the country and improve health outcomes for individuals with the condition.