Ontario Colleges Program Code: 0474

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The Diabetes Education post-graduate program is designed for regulated health care professionals seeking knowledge and skills in diabetes treatment and management. The program offers a firm foundation in diabetes education including evidence-based knowledge and skills in assessment, self-management and treatment and prevention strategies in diabetes care. The curriculum incorporates a variety of health teachings including those related to Indigenous culture to enhance the health and wellbeing of diverse populations living with diabetes.

This program will provide current clinical approaches to support clients, their families and care givers in the treatment and management of diabetes across the lifespan.

The field placement component provides an opportunity to gain direct experience supporting clients and families through assessment, planning and promoting self-management within an interprofessional team environment. New to the program is an online practicum component which focuses on collaboration, community partnerships, prevention and health promotion in diabetes.  The practicum provides students the opportunity to apply knowledge and skills learned throughout the program.

Employment Opportunities

As a graduate of the Diabetes Education Program you will be prepared to work in a variety of health care settings/agencies such as within a diabetes management program, family health team, and hospital or community setting.

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