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Diabetes – the Essential Facts, University of Copenhagen

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About this Course

Across the world more than 420 million people are living with diabetes. Two thirds of these have not yet been diagnosed. When discovered late or managed incorrectly, diabetes can damage your heart, blood vessels, eyes, kidneys, and nerves, leading to disability and premature death. In fact, more people are dying of diabetes related diseases than of diseases as HIV/AIDS, malaria and tuberculosis combined. This course will provide you with an introduction to the most recent research in the field of prevention and treatment of diabetes as well as a broader understanding of the situation in different communities, rich and poor, across the world, where diabetes threatens public health. What kind of disease is diabetes, who has it, and who is at risk of getting it? And what are the roles of medicine, exercise and nutrition when trying to prevent, delay or treat diabetes? During the course you will meet researchers and experts from Imperial College London, Emory University in Atlanta, Steno Diabetes Center in Copenhagen as well as the School of Global Health and the Center for Basic Metabolic Research at the University of Copenhagen. They work with very different aspects of diabetes, from microbiology to global public health, but what ties them together is the belief that it is a global responsibility to combat diabetes, and this fight can only be won through new knowledge and global collaboration. We hope you will join us in the course and equip yourself to take part in the ongoing discussions of this truly global and individual health challenge. This course is also part of the EIT Health programme....

Top reviews

By BS

Aug 29, 2018

good course , this takes into considerations of diabetes epidemic all over the world . There has to be different mechanism to be adopted in developing countries as compared to developed countries .

By LL

Dec 07, 2017

This was an awesome short course which I would recommend to anyone who is interested in diabetes or other chronic diseases. I learned a lot about different ways you could possibly prevent diabetes.

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By Magdalene Mends Appiah

Apr 20, 2019

Great cours; very informative

By UPINDERJEET SINGH

Apr 15, 2019

GOOD COURSE ESPECIALLY AT MAKING UNDERSTANDING OF THE DIABETES TYPE-2. BUT THE COURSE IS UNABLE TO ADDRESS TYPE -1 DIABETES ISSUES.

By Ricardo Humberto Mendoza Foronda

Mar 25, 2019

Excelente contenido. Profesores de alto nivel académico. Muy recomendable.

By Dinesh Babu S

Feb 13, 2019

very informative but its ignorant of the fasting treatment available by jason fung

By Ravinder Naik Dharavath

Jan 24, 2019

This course gave interesting facts about diabetes. I am expecting a sequel to this course. The coordinators may start a new course about its pathophysiology or management.

By Ivan David Beltran Herrera

Jan 14, 2019

excellent course

By George Magdy

Jan 04, 2019

not good

By Dayanand Peter

Dec 19, 2018

Great course to learn the fundamentals of Diabetes

By Akasha Akram

Nov 05, 2018

Excellent and very informative course

By SHAIFA SALEEM

Oct 29, 2018

its a very informative and explanatory course about diabetes