The Health Education: Diabetes advanced diploma is as a part time program for working professionals who would like to specialize in the area of diabetes education and care. The program is completed part-time over the course of one academic year. Each week there will be 6-12 hours of classes in the mornings or early evenings, to accommodate working professionals with families.
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 behaviors. 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.