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14 November

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Understanding diabetes
537 millionpeople with diabetes

Diabetes currently affects one in ten people worldwide. Understanding the condition is the first step to managing and preventing it. In conjunction with the World Diabetes Day 2022 focus on access to diabetes education, the IDF School of Diabetes has developed a new online education platform to help people with diabetes and those who care for them to make informed decisions about their condition.

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The Understanding Diabetes platform features a selection of free interactive courses on various aspects of diabetes care and management. The first course available – An Introduction to Diabetes – explains how the condition develops in the body, describes the main types and explores the warning signs, risk factors and complications.

A second course on the basics of blood glucose control looks at the importance of keeping blood glucose levels in the target range as much as possible to help prevent or delay long-term complications of diabetes. This course will be available soon.

Other courses will subsequently be made available.

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