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Sick Day Education in Type 2 Diabetes Module

How to complete the program

This module is a self directed self paced education program. It is divided into 2 sections which include a case scenario, questions to answer and resources to download. Each module will take between 1-2 hours depending on your need to explore extended reading options.


Please create a login and complete the pre-program survey. Keep your login handy so you can return at any time to complete the program and receive a certificate.

Pre-program survey - you will be required to login to complete the survey.

People with type 2 diabetes can become unwell or even acutely ill just like anyone else. An intercurrent illness can affect diabetes in different ways. The effect will vary from one episode of an illness to another.

Intercurrent illness (sick days) may cause hyperglycaemia, hypoglycaemia or have no effect on blood glucose levels at all. Sick day education should occur at diagnosis and be reviewed regularly particularly if there are treatment changes.

People with type 2 diabetes need assistance in developing their action plan to help self manage their diabetes during illness. This program is designed to help you become familiar with and to use the Australian Diabetes Educators Association (ADEA, 2014, Clinical Guiding Principles for Sick Day Management of Adults with type 1 and type 2 diabetes) effectively in your education with people with type 2 diabetes.

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Each module is framed to specifically identify self care issues under the following headings