Diabetes Paraprofessional Level 1

About the Program

  • A detailed description of the Diabetes Paraprofessional Level 1 is in the document, Diabetes Educator Practice Levels (See Related Resources).
  • The content for this program is based upon the skills and knowledge defined for the Diabetes Paraprofessional Level 1 the Competencies for Diabetes Educators: A Companion Document to the Diabetes Educator Practice Levels. (See Related Resources).
  • Information about the programs is detailed in the FAQs (See Related Resources.)

Before registering for this program review all three documents for more information about the programs and to determine which program track and level is appropriate for you.

If You Register for This Program:

All the activities will be loaded to your online learning portal and will be accessible following the receipt of an automated email confirming your registration.

To access your learning portal, hover over the Login icon on the website navigation bar and select My Learning. You will be prompted to login with the email and password used to register for this program.

Diabetes Paraprofessional Level 1 Course

Applicants have three (3) months from the date of program registration to complete all the coursework and the program evaluation.
$125.00 Member and $150.00 Nonmember

DP Level 1 Coursework:

Online Course

  • Fundamentals of Diabetes Care (6 modules) (6 hours Pharm Tech CE)

Recorded Webinars

(60 minutes or 90 minutes)

  • The CDC’s Approach to Engaging CHWs in Diabetes Prevention & DSME
  • Pathophysiology of Prediabetes and Early Treatment Considerations
  • Diabetes and Food: Finding the Right Approach
  • Foot Exams Do Tell a Tale: Do You Know the Story?
  • From Brochures to Apps: Evolving Strategies for DSME Resources in the 21st Century
  • Diabetes Mellitus and Schools
  • Diabetes Disaster Preparedness

Practice Document Readings

  • Diabetes Educator and Diabetes Paraprofessional Practice Levels
  • Competencies for Diabetes Educators and Diabetes Paraprofessionals
  • National Standards for Diabetes Education and Support
  • AADE7 Self-Care Behaviors™ Framework
  • Community Health Worker in Diabetes Management & Prevention Practice Synopses
  • Healthy Eating
  • Diabetes and Physical Activity
  • Obesity and Diabetes
  • Cultural Considerations in Diabetes Management
  • Communicating Effectively with Patients: The Importance of Addressing Numeracy & Literacy
  • Diabetes and Disabilities
  • Special Considerations in the Management and Education of Older Persons with Diabetes
  • Vaccination Practices for People with Diabetes
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