ABCs of Diabetes Education

ABCs of Diabetes Education ABCs of Diabetes Education is a self-paced, 6-module online course that focuses on the essential knowledge and skills needed by non-diabetes educator clinicians who want to enhance their ability to work with patients with diabetes. Nurses, dietitians, and generalist pharmacists should consider this interactive course as one of the first steps towards becoming a diabetes educator.

Available in an easily accessible online format, each module in this self-paced course includes:

  • Video vignettes presenting a clinical situation relevant to each module
  • Detailed multimedia lecture presentations
  • Interactive exercises to reinforce learning
  • Virtual case-study discussions to illustrate the contributions of each member of the multidisciplinary team
  • Additional resources for continued learning
  • Printable job aids

Modules include:

Module 1: Defining Diabetes
Learn about the scope of the diabetes epidemic, and gain knowledge on the normal physiology and pathophysiology and clinical characteristics of the disease.

Module 2: Clinical Practice Guidelines
Discover how the various diabetes clinical practice guidelines can be used to direct patient interventions, improve outcomes, and enhance quality of life for your patients.

Module 3: Self-Management Education
Gain insight on evidence-based learning theories related to behavior change. You will walk away with strategies for meeting the needs of adult learners and know how to effectively teach your patients about blood glucose monitoring.

Module 4: Healthy Eating and Physical Activity
Learn how nutrition and physical activity can help delay, prevent, and treat diabetes complications and how you can help guide your patients in making healthful lifestyle changes.

Module 5: Medications
Get the facts on the pharmacologic treatment options for diabetes. You will learn about insulins and their delivery mechanisms, as well as oral medications that are currently in use and those that are on the horizon.

Module 6: Complications of Uncontrolled Diabetes
Understand the acute and chronic complications of uncontrolled diabetes so that you can provide appropriate care, help reduce patient risk, and support patients to progressively adopt positive self-care behaviors.


Discounted Member price: $295.00
Nonmember price: $345.00

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Bulk discounts are now offered for groups. Please note discount prices vary depending on a registrant’s status as a AADE member or non-member.

  • For groups of 3-5, a 10% discount is available. The discount pricing makes the course $265.50 for AADE members, and $310.50 for non-members.
  • For groups of 6-10, a 15% discount is available. The discount pricing makes the course $250.75 for AADE members, and $293.25 for non-members.

To register a bulk discount or to get pricing for groups of 11 or larger, please contact AADE’s Member Services team at 800-338-3633 x 100 or

Please note: Course registrations are nontransferable, and registration information must be processed in the name of the individual taking the course.  AADE Members cannot register a colleague to receive the Member discount.

CE Credit Information

Upon successful completion of the entire course and the post-test, learners will receive 9 continuing education credit and a Statement of Credit.

Course Availability

Learners will have 6 months to complete the entire course once registered.