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Diabetes In the Young

When you'll study it
Semester 2
CATS points
ECTS points
Level 7
Module lead
Raphaella Rookes
Academic year

Module overview

Optimal diabetes management is crucial in childhood and young adulthood to prevent the long-term complications associated with diabetes. A multi-disciplinary team approach is necessary to support optimal diabetes outcomes in this group. You will explore the barriers and facilitators to optimal diabetes management, using enhanced clinical skills to support best practice diabetes management and psychological health.

This module will provide you with an understanding of the complexities of paediatric diabetes, through transition to young adulthood and the challenges they pose. You will gain knowledge, through a structured approach, of specific factors that impact on diabetes self-management, family dynamics and decision-making in this group; and will be able to apply this knowledge in your own practice to help people with diabetes in a more holistic and person-centred way.

The multidisciplinary approach to teaching on this module, will include teaching and interactions with: doctors working with children and young people, as well as mental health focussed healthcare professionals, diabetes paediatric dietitians, diabetes specialist nurses, psychologists, scientists, and University staff including IT, library staff and the programme team.

The learning outcomes of this module are aligned with Diabetes Quality Programme- Peer Review recommendations (

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