Mini Module 1

Type 2 Diabetes

Welcome to the Mini Module (Mi-Mo) on Type 2 Diabetes

In this Mi-Mo, we’ll introduce you to the key mechanisms that lead to the development of type 2 diabetes. You’ll find out about how lifestyle factors can contribute to the development of this disease, and we’ll discuss how changes to lifestyle, such as diet, can prevent and even reverse this disease.

Learning Objectives

By the end of this Mi-Mo, you will be empowered to:

  • Define type 2 diabetes and its key mechanisms
  • Identify lifestyle factors contributing to type 2 diabetes
  • Discuss long-term lifestyle changes for diabetes remission and prevention


  • English language
  • Basic scientific knowledge
  • A medical background is helpful but not essential

Target Audience

  • Medical students
  • Physicians
  • Other health professionals
  • Nutrition and health enthusiasts

Difficulty Level

  • Intermediate

Materials Included

  • Educational video
  • References for further reading
  • Quiz to test your knowledge
  • Factsheets for physicians and patients
  • Blog posts for physicians and patients
  • Printable patient information card

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Additional Resources

For further reading and related resources check the following resources in our Knowledge Centre:

Related Posts

Related Factsheets

Printable Patient Information Card

This handy document can be printed by patients and stuck on their fridges as a reminder of which foods to add or reduce to their diet for optimal nutrition in the management of type 2 diabetes.

Patient Information Card

Download link is available for logged-in PAN Academy Users within the module. 

The Presenters

The module is presented by Terri Chrisman & Dr. Miriam Sonntag. The content was researched and created by PAN International’s team of expert nutrition scientists and physicians.

Get your forks and pens ready to start learning about nutrition!

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Terri Chrisman M.Nutr, Dip.ACLM

Terri Chrisman M.Nutr, Dip.ACLM is a Medical Content Creator at PAN and part of the online education team responsible for the PAN Academy. She is an Australian citizen living in the USA who has travelled and lived all around the world. She is a qualified nutritionist and certified in lifestyle medicine, and is vastly experienced in creating educational content on the topics of nutrition, health and sports.

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Dr. Miriam Sonntag

Dr. Miriam Sonntag is the Medical Content Executive of the online learning platform, PAN Academy. Having worked in basic research, she knows how to decipher complex information. Working now at PAN, she scans and pours over scientific papers and books. She breaks down the latest nutritional research into actionable advice for everyday life. She is committed to sharing the bigger picture of why it is good to put more plants on your plate.