Diabetes educators play a vital role in supporting people living with diabetes to manage their condition and achieve optimal health outcomes. They help patients understand their diagnosis and treatment, as well as empower them to develop effective self-care behaviours.
The responsibilities of the diabetes educator include: assessing diabetes risk, evaluating patients’ needs, teaching patients to self-manage their care (e.g., monitor blood sugars and medications), recommending appropriate diet and exercise regimens, and developing individualized follow-up plans. Program graduates may be engaged in diabetes prevention through the promotion of healthy lifestyle choices and culturally-specific diabetes education
Diabetes educators can work in a variety of public and private settings, including hospitals, clinics, physician’s offices, community agencies, home health, wellness programs, etc.
Note: Health Education: Diabetes (Advanced Diploma) can be taken
over 1 Year of full time study or 2 Years of part-time study.