Welcome to the GIFTS e-learning platform. Here you can find training modules for health professionals concerning the latest evidence based information about diabetes prevention. The use of this e-learning portal is free of charge. The GIFTS e-learning portal provides practical information for anyone involved in healthcare and prevention activities or adults at risk of developing type 2 diabetes. This includes those working in primary and specialised health care services, physicians, midwives, dieticians, nurses, and other health care professionals planning or already involved in diabetes prevention interventions (e. g. teachers, business partners and many more).

GIFTS is a project targeting early life programming as an opportunity for preventing diabetes and obesity in people of South Asian origin. It is intended that GIFTS will enhance understanding of the convergence of genetic and environmental factors involved in developing diabetes and obesity, and their transmission from parent to child. For more information click here to go to the GIFTS website.

A lot of international diabetes experts from Europe, Pakistan, India and Bangladesh are involved in this e-learning portal. You will find online lectures featuring Angeliki Bolou,Tahseen Chowdhury, Anne Claydon, Caroline Fall, Sarah Finer, Phillipa Hanson, Graham A. Hitman from the Barts and The London School of Medicine and Dentistry; Peter Schwarz from the University Dresden, Chittarranjan Yajnik, Azad Khan (President of DAB), Kishwar Azad (PCP director) and many more.

This e-learning portal is in the beta phase. Please feel free to send you suggestions and comments to us and help to create a learning environment that fits the needs of health care experts.