Education & CE Opportunities

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 Program

Schedule: There are approximately 53 hours of coursework in this program.  Applicants have FOUR  (4) 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 42.5 hours of CE in this program

Price: $495 Members and $595 Nonmembers

Diabetes Educator Level 1 Coursework

Online Courses

  • Healthy Eating (1)
  • Being Active (1)
  • Monitoring (1)
  • Taking Medication (1)
  • Problem Solving (1)
  • Healthy Coping (1)
  • Reducing Risks (1)
  • Gestational Diabetes (4)
  • Facilitating Behavior Change (6)
  • Cultural Competence for Diabetes Educators (2)

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

  • 2018 ADA Standards of Medical Care in Diabetes (1.5)
  • 2018: What's on the Horizon for Diabetes Technology, Treatments & Education (1.5)
  • What Skills Do I Use? A Sense Making Approach to Motivational Interviewing (1)
  • Why a Patient Story Matters: Addressing Psychosocial Needs During Diabetes Education (1.5)
  • Diabetic Eye Disease: Preventing Blindness & the Role of the DE  (1)
  • The Diabetic Ear: Collaboration of the Audiologist and Diabetes Educator  (1)
  • Update in the Management of Obesity in Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus (1.5)
  • Walking Down the OTC Aisle: Self-Care for Patients (1)

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
  • Pathophysiology of the Metabolic Disorder
  • Type 1 Diabetes Throughout the LifeSpan
  • Type 2 Diabetes Throughout the LifeSpan
  • Chronic Complications
  • Hyperglycemia

 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
  • Special Considerations in the Management and Education of Older Persons with 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
  • Diabetes Educators Play a Critical Role in Successful Insulin Management
  • The Role of the Diabetes Educator in Diabetes Formulary  Medical Device Decisions
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