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Online learning for health professionals

We have a range of learning programs to help health professionals strengthen their knowledge and understanding of diabetes. Programs include the following:

Diabetes and intellectual disability

This module is aimed at diabetes health professionals, medical practitioners, nurses, and allied health professionals with a special interest in diabetes care and management. The modules are endorsed by the Australian Diabetes Educators Association for CPD hours.

The aim of this online training module is to improve the ability of health professionals to:

  • communicate with individuals with diabetes and an intellectual disability
  • support individuals with an intellectual disability and their carers/support workers to manage their diabetes
  • respond appropriately to the health care challenges and needs of individuals with diabetes and an intellectual disability particularly in communicating health care information.

National Diabetes Nursing Education Framework

A series of 15 learning modules support the National Diabetes Nursing Education Framework—helping nurses gain the foundation level knowledge identified in part 3 of the framework. The modules are endorsed by the Australian Diabetes Educators Association for CPD hours.

Person-centred care project

The Australian Diabetes Educators Association (ADEA) person-centred care toolkit is a quality improvement tool for diabetes educators and diabetes services to use for measuring person-centred care, highlighting areas of improvement and monitoring changes in their practice. The toolkit is based on a set of 10 evidence-based, person-centred care principles.

Pre-pregnancy planning and care for women with diabetes

This course for health professionals provides information on pregnancy planning and preparation for women with type 1 or type 2 diabetes. The course includes three modules—pregnancy and diabetes, preconception counselling (including effective contraception use), and pre-pregnancy care. Four non-assessed case studies have been incorporated into the modules to assist learners with applying the content to their practice.

The course takes approximately 2 hours to complete and has been endorsed by the Australian Diabetes Educators Association (ADEA), the Australian College of Midwives (ACM) and the Australian Primary Health Care Nurses Association (APNA) according to approved quality standards criteria. Completion of all three modules allows you to claim 2 ADEA CPD points (to May 2023) and ACM CPD hours (to 8/4/2023) and 2 APNA CPD hours (to June 2023). A certificate is provided upon completion of the modules and course evaluation.