Diabetes Education: A Comprehensive Review 

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A solid foundation in the pathophysiology of diabetes is crucial for diabetes professionals to understand the role of new treatments and the impact of different conditions on overall glycemic control.

This program is designed to help you better understand the key aspects of diabetes and its management.

Time Commitment

Each module is estimated at ≈ 1 hour of learning for a total of 14 hours.

 Multi-Device Compatible

Access all interactive and video components from your desktop, tablet or mobile device.


Certificates will be issued upon successful completion of accreditation requirement.


The Canadian Diabetes Association estimates that by the year 2020, more than 1 in 4 Canadians will be living with either prediabetes or diabetes.1 These patients are going to require extensive training and educational resources to improve glycemic control and reduce their risk of diabetic complications. Healthcare professionals, and particularly pharmacists, are ideally positioned to provide this education due to their accessibility and their strong relationships with patients. With the proper education, they can become diabetes experts and greatly improve the overall health of diabetes patients in their community.

Diabetes Education: A Comprehensive Review is a certificate-level continuing education program designed to provide you with the tools you need to educate your patients, or prepare to write the Certified Diabetes Educator (CDE) exam. It can enhance your knowledge on all aspects of diabetes management including glycemic targets, medication/nutritional management, diabetic complications as well as the education theory and self-management strategies that can enhance the education of all your patients with diabetes.

The following modules are the core components of the program:

  1. Pathophysiology and Prevention of Diabetes
  2. Diagnosis and Targets
  3. Lifestyle Management
  4. Pharmacotherapy for Type 2 Diabetes
  5. Intensive Insulin Therapy
  6. Acute Complications of Diabetes
  7. Chronic Complications – Renal, Retinopathy
  8. Chronic Complications – Macrovascular
  9. Chronic Complications – Erectile, Dysfunction, Neuropathy, Foot Care
  10. Special Circumstances
  11. Diabetes Across the Lifespan
  12. Diabetes Education
  13. Apply your Knowledge in Order to Receive your Certificate

1 Reference: Canadian Diabetes Association. Diabetes: Canada at the Tipping Point - Charting a New Path. Available at: http://www.diabetes.ca/advocacy/reports-and-information/diabetes-canada-at-the-tipping-point/. Accessed April 10, 2011.

The Diabetes Canada guidelines have updated in 2018, rendering this program no longer current.

This program will not be updated for these guidelines and is set to expire on May 10th 2019.


Accreditation Details

CCCEP File Number: 1066-2016-1757-I-P

This continuing education program has been accredited by the Canadian Council on Continuing Education in Pharmacy (CCCEP) for a total of 14 CEUs.

The first 12 modules are 1 CEU each and the final module is a self-reflective exercise worth 2 CEUs.

Please note that in order to successfully complete the full certificate program, you must complete and pass all module requirements. Participants who successfully complete all module requirements will receive a printable Program Certificate.

Accreditation expires: May 10, 2019

For further inquiries, please email us at: contact_us@advancingpractice.com

Price: $300.00 (CAD)