Diabetes Educator Level 1

About the Program

  • A detailed description of the Diabetes Educator 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 Educator 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 Educator Level 1

Schedule: There are approximately 51 hours of coursework in this program.  Applicants have SIX (6) months from the date of program registration to complete all the coursework and program evaluation.

The continuing education (CEs) credits indicated in the coursework list below are available to nurses, dietitians, and pharmacists who successfully complete the activities. The number of credits are indicated in parentheses following the activity title.   There are 41 hours of CE in this program

Price: $495 Members and $595 Nonmembers

Diabetes Educator Level 1 Coursework

Online Courses

  • ABCs of Diabetes Care (9)
  • Healthy Eating (1)
  • Being Active (1)
  • Monitoring (1)
  • Taking Medication (1)
  • Problem Solving (1)
  • Healthy Coping (1)
  • Reducing Risks (1)
  • Facilitating Behavior Change (6)

Recorded Webinars: (Webcasts are 60 minutes or 90 minutes)

  • 2017 ADA Standards of Medical Care (Clinical Practice Guidelines) (1.5)
  • 2017 Trends, Insights, and the Future of Diabetes Education (1.5)
  • Motivational Interviewing: Learning to Dance with Our Patients (1.5)
  • Literacy and Numeracy: Strategies that Count for Improving Care for Diabetes Patients (1.5)
  • DSMES for Older Adults with Cognitive Decline (1)
  • Update in the Management of Obesity in Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus (1.5)

Core Readings and Assessments (Each core reading provides 1.5 CEs)

  • Diabetes Self-Management Education (DSME): The Art & Science of Disease Management
  • Theoretical & Behavioral Approaches to Self-Management of Health
  • The Diabetes Self-Management Education Process
  • Diabetes Education Program Management
  • Chronic Complications
  • Hyperglycemia
  • Pregnancy with Diabetes

 Practice Documents Readings

  • Diabetes Educator & Diabetes Paraprofessional Practice Levels
  • Competencies for Diabetes Educators and Diabetes Paraprofessionals
  • National Standards for Diabetes Education & Support
  • Diabetes Kidney Disease
  • AADE7 Self-Care Behavior™ Framework
  • Standards for Outcomes Measurement of DSME
  • Diabetes Kidney Disease
  • Vaccination Practices for People with Diabetes
  • Cultural Considerations in Diabetes Management
  • Diabetes & Disabilities
  • Management of Children with Diabetes in the School Setting
  • Recommendations for Community-Based Screening for Prediabetes and Diabetes
  • DSMES in Type 2: Algorithm and Guidance
  • The Role of the Diabetes Educator in Inpatient Diabetes Management
  • The Primary Prevention of Type 2 Diabetes
  • Weight Loss Medications
  • Diabetes Educator Guide to Blood Glucose Meter Selection and Monitoring for Accuracy and Safety
  • Teaching Injection Technique to People with Diabetes
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