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

How to manage stress and emotional well-being?

Maintaining emotional well-being is crucial for overall health, and it becomes even more important when managing conditions like diabetes. Here are some strategies to promote emotional well-being and effectively manage stress:

Build a support network. Surround yourself with supportive family members, friends, or support groups who understand and can provide encouragement. Sharing your thoughts and feelings with others who have similar experiences can be comforting and helpful.

Practice self-care. Take time for yourself and engage in activities that bring you joy and relaxation. This could include hobbies, exercise, meditation, deep breathing exercises, or listening to music. Prioritize self-care to reduce stress and promote emotional balance.

Manage stress. Identify sources of stress in your life and develop strategies to cope with them effectively. This may involve time management, prioritizing tasks, delegating responsibilities, and setting realistic goals. Explore stress-management techniques such as yoga, mindfulness, or journaling.

Seek professional help. If you find it challenging to cope with emotional distress or stress on your own, don’t hesitate to seek professional help. Mental health professionals, such as psychologists or counselors, can provide guidance and support tailored to your specific needs.

Maintain a healthy lifestyle. Eating a balanced diet, engaging in regular physical activity, and getting enough sleep are essential for emotional well-being. These lifestyle factors can help regulate emotions, reduce stress, and enhance overall mental health.

Practice positive thinking. Cultivate a positive mindset by focusing on the present moment and practicing gratitude. Challenge negative thoughts and replace them with positive affirmations. Surround yourself with positive influences and seek opportunities for personal growth and learning.

Engage in relaxation techniques. Incorporate relaxation techniques into your daily routine. This could include progressive muscle relaxation, guided imagery, or deep breathing exercises. These techniques can help reduce anxiety, promote relaxation, and improve emotional well-being.

Remember, everyone’s journey to emotional well-being is unique. Find strategies that work best for you and make them a regular part of your routine. By prioritizing your emotional health, you can better manage stress and enhance your overall quality of life.