Diabetes – the Essential Facts

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.

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Rating 4.7 based on 44 ratings
Length 4 weeks
Starts Jan 14 (last week)
Cost $49
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Instructors Nicolai Jacob Wewer Albrechtsen, Signe Sørensen Torekov, Jens Juul Holst
Free Limited Content
Language English
Subjects Science Personal Development
Tags Life Sciences Medicine And Healthcare Nutrition

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Adjunct Professor, Global Health $32k

Diabetes Program Coordinator Home Health (Certified Diabetes Educator) $54k

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Coordinator, Global Health $57k

Diabetes Program Coordinator Home Health (Certified Diabetes Educator) Manager $62k

Global Health Promotion Coordinator $64k

Lecturer, Global Health $71k

Diabetes Representative $73k

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University of Copenhagen

Rating 4.7 based on 44 ratings
Length 4 weeks
Starts Jan 14 (last week)
Cost $49
From University of Copenhagen via Coursera
Instructors Nicolai Jacob Wewer Albrechtsen, Signe Sørensen Torekov, Jens Juul Holst
Free Limited Content
Language English
Subjects Science Personal Development
Tags Life Sciences Medicine And Healthcare Nutrition