Three months diabetes educator course for allied healthcare professionals

Last Update June 11, 2021
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About This Course

Diabetes Educator Course

Allied healthcare professionals are the back-bone of the healthcare industry, BMJ and Fortis C-DOC Hospital
have launched a three months course which will enhance their knowledge and skills.
At the end of this course the candidate will be able to:

  •  Describe the pathophysiology, presentation, diagnosis of diabetes and its complications.
  •  Understand the importance of lifestyle modifications in the prevention of diabetes and its complications.
  •  Understand and learn effective management of obesity .
  •  Apply national and international guidelines and evidence to the practice of diabetes.


Nursing: B.Sc., M.Sc. Nurses, GNM
Pharma: B. Pharma, M. Pharm
Dentists: BDS and above students and dental interns
Physiotherapists: Bachelor of Physiotherapy (BPT), Master of Physiotherapy (MPT)
Dieticians: With B.Sc., M.Sc. or PG Diploma in nutrition/dietetics

Learning Objectives

Certified by BMJ
Certified by Fortis C-Doc Hospital
Self-Paced Course with a Starting date & Exam date

Target Audience

  • All healthcare professionals


Introduction to Diabetes

Module 1. Introduction and epidemiology of diabetes. Module 2. Diagnosis & classification of diabetes mellitus. Module 3. Pathophysiology of diabetes. Module 4. Pathogenesis of acute & long term complications. Module 5. Identification of high risk individuals. Module 6. Clinical approach to a person with diabetes.

Lifestyle Modifications & Obesity Management

Module 1. Principal of diet in diabetes ( Type I & II ). Module 2. Dietary and lifestyle alterations in special situations. Module 3. Principles of physical activity in diabetes. Module 4. Diagnosis, causes and comorbidities associated with obesity. Module 5. Management of obesity. Module 6. Non conventional lifestyle & dietary interventions for diabetes & obesity.

Pharmacological management of diabetes

Module 1. Evolution of pharmacotherapy of diabetes. Module 2. Conventional oral anti-diabetic drugs. Module 3. Newer anti- hyperglycaemic drugs. Module 4. Principles of insulin therapy: technique, site, dose adjustment. Module 5. Insulin delivery device including insulin pumps. Module 6. Therapeutic targets and algorithms. Module 7. Individualization of goals and choices. Module 8. Therapies at the horizon.

Management of complications

Module 1. Acute complications. Module 2. Nephropathy. Module 3. Neuropathy. Module 4. Retinopathy. Module 5. Cardiovascular diseases. Module 6. Diabetic foot. Module 7. Erectile dysfunction & hypogonadism. Module 8. Infectious & skin diseases.

Co-morbidities in diabetes

Module 1. Hypertension in diabetes. Module 2. Dyslipidaemia in diabetes. Module 3. Diabetes in pregnancy (c). Module 4. Sick days and travel with diabetes. Module 5. Diabetes at workplace. Module 6. Special consideration in diabetes & Patient education. Module 7. Use of social media in the management of diabetes. Module 8. Role of Nurses / Diabetic educator.

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