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AccesS Diabetes Initiative

A customised set of modules addressing the ongoing needs of nurses, dietitians, physician assistants, pharmacists, physiotherapists and mental health workers involved in diabetes care.

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11 European CME credits (ECMEC)

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Welcome to IDF diabetes training initiative, a pivotal component of the "Affordable Access to Diabetes Care" (AccesS Diabetes) program, a collaborative endeavor between the Health Ministries of Ghana and Nigeria, Sanofi, and the International Diabetes Federation (IDF). This initiative aims to enhance diabetes management in both countries by offering accessible care, raising public awareness, and facilitating education for both healthcare providers and people living with diabetes.


The online course is tailored for nurses, pharmacists, and community healthcare workers with a special interest in diabetes care. This comprehensive program consists of 11 modules covering a wide spectrum of topics, from diabetes diagnosis to prevention, management, and patient-centered care.


This course is accredited by the European Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education with 11 European CME (Continuing Medical Education) credits and is endorsed by the Ministry of Health of Ghana and the Government of Delta State Nigeria. On successful completion of the course, the participants will be awarded with an IDF Certificate and 11 European CME credits.

Who is this course for?

Registered Nurses and Registered Dietitians, Nurse Practitioner, Nurse Educators, Physiotherapists, Physician Assistants and all health professionals involved in diabetes prevention, management and care.

Curriculum

Initial Self-Evaluation

Complete your initial self-evaluation before starting the course module.

Learning Objectives:

At the end of this module the learner will be able to:

  • Brief overview of diabetes
  • List the different types of diabetes
  • Discuss the epidemiology of diabetes
  • Describe the physiology of glucose metabolism
  • Discuss the potential factors that increase the risk for getting T1DM, T2DM and gestational diabetes
  • Review the pathogenesis of diabetes
Learning Objectives:

At the end of this module the learner will be able to:

  • Discuss the pathogenesis of type 1 and 2 diabetes mellitus
  • Evaluate the comparison between healthy individuals and individuals with type 1 and 2 diabetes
  • Discuss the signs and symptoms of diabetes mellitus
  • Describe the latest diagnostic criteria for prediabetes and diabetes
  • Discuss the diagnosis of type 1 and 2 diabetes and gestational diabetes
  • Briefly describe prediabetes
Learning Objectives:

At the end of this module the learner will be able to:

  • Appraise the importance of therapeutic patient education
  • Discuss the role of diabetes educator
  • Describe the various components of diabetes educator training
  • List various psychosocial and behavioural strategies for self-management and education
Learning Objectives:

At the end of this module the learner will be able to:

  • Discuss the importance of diet and nutrition in diabetes management
  • Analyse the effectiveness of nutrition therapy in diabetes management
  • Describe the role of physical activity in diabetes management
  • Discuss the role of a diabetes educator in making people with diabetes aware of the importance of lifestyle modifications
Learning Objectives:

At the end of this module the learner will be able to:

  • Describe the physiological function of insulin and the pattern of normal insulin secretion
  • Discuss the pathophysiology of T1DM, T2DM and fluctuations in insulin release in T2DM
  • Review the indications for insulin treatment
  • Identify the barriers to commencing insulin
  • Evaluate the initiation and intensification in insulin therapy
  • List the side effects of insulin
Learning Objectives:

At the end of this module the learner will be able to:

  • Discuss the various devices available for insulin administration
  • Describe the administration of insulin using different methods, including syringes, pens and pumps
  • List the factors affecting insulin absorption
  • Discuss the importance of care on insulin handling and administration
  • Identify the right way of storing insulin
Learning Objectives:

At the end of this module the learner will be able to:

  • Discuss the psychosocial reasons for challenges to following a treatment plan
  • Describe the psychosocial reasons for barriers to care
  • Discuss the psychosocial reasons for late insulin initiation
  • Review psychosocial interventions for diabetes management
Learning Objectives:

At the end of this module the learner will be able to:

  • Discuss the importance of oral health in people with diabetes
  • Discuss the relationship between periodontal disease and oral health
  • List the key elements for successful integration of oral health in diabetes management
  • Describe the current clinical care recommendations on oral health for people with diabetes
Learning Objectives:

At the end of this module the learner will be able to:

  • Recognise the importance of sexual health in diabetes.
  • Discuss the physiopathology of sexual dysfunctions in diabetes.
  • Review the various sexual dysfunctions associated with diabetes and their available treatments.
  • Evaluate the role of healthcare professionals in dealing with sexual health in individuals with diabetes.
Learning Objectives:

At the end of this module the learner will be able to:

  • Provide an overview of the pathophysiology of type 1 diabetes mellitus and type 2 diabetes mellitus.
  • Discuss the incidence and prevalence of type 1 diabetes mellitus and type 2 diabetes mellitus.
  • Discuss the therapeutic targets in type 1 diabetes mellitus and type 2 diabetes mellitus.
  • Discuss ongoing care and management of diabetes in children.
  • Provide an overview of diabetes in elderly population.
  • Discuss the need for special care in elderly population.
  • Discuss the guidelines for medical care in elderly population.
Learning Objectives:

At the end of this module the learner will be able to:

  • Overview on the effect of illness on blood glucose levels in diabetes.
  • Review the components of the sick-day management plan.
  • Discuss the management of infections associated with hypoglycaemia.
  • Describe the management of hyperglycaemia during sick days with an insulin pump.
  • List the steps involved in preparing for sick-day management.
  • Discuss the conditions requiring referral to a specialist.

Complete your final self-evaluation to continue.

An IDF ‘Certificate of Achievement’ will be awarded to learners who complete all course modules and pass the final assessment with a score of at least 80%. A ‘Certificate of Participation’ will be awarded to learners who score less than 80% in the final assessment after second attempt.

Please provide your feedback before continuing to print your certificate.

You can download and/or print your IDF Certificate.

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Certificate

Learners who complete all the course modules and the final assessment will receive an official IDF Certificate and eleven European CME credits.

An IDF ‘Certificate of Achievement’ will be awarded to learners who complete all course modules and pass the final assessment with a score of at least 80%. An IDF ‘Certificate of Participation’ will be awarded to learners who score less than 80% in the final assessment after second attempt.

Course Fees

The online course and webinars are supported by an education grant from

as part of AstraZeneca's TakeCareofMe programme

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Course Details
Modules:

11

Course Duration:

12 hours

Approx. 4 weeks to complete
Suggest 3 hours/week

Language:

English

The online course and webinars are supported by an education grant from

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