The curriculum is guided by the learning theories of :

  • Connectivism -Learning through technology and connections.
  • Transformative Learning Theory – change perspectives, worldview.

What you will learn:

  • Overview of the pathophysiology, epidemiology, and clinical guidelines of diabetes
  • How to provide supportive culturally-competent care across the patient’s lifespan
  • Fundamental teaching skills to inspire and encourage positive changes in patient’s behavior
  • What is good practice in presenting, questioning, receiving and giving effective feedback
  • The importance of communication skills in diabetes education and self-management
  • The role of individual motivation and positive social relations
  • Elements of self-management support and education which will improve medication adherence, self-efficacy, self-rated health, cognitive symptom management, frequency of exercise and mental health care
  • Applications of personalized problem-solving skills which improves clinical outcomes
  • Identify the need for and value of integrating diabetes education and self-management into the community
  • Identify key characteristics and components of a successful diabetes education and self -management population health model as they pertain to disease prevention and management. CLICK here to log in and START NOW!

Week 1: Orientation and Introduction

Welcome to the PEEPS™ diabetes education program! We have created the PEEPS™ online community to provide support and help you get the most out of this online course. We encourage you to get to know your peers and introduce yourself on the course community discussion board. Then post a short (but at least 30 characters) post about why you are interested in the topic of Diabetes Education and Self-Management or say something about how diabetes has affected you or someone you know. Let us know if you have ever done work in diabetes education and self-management.

Module 1

Week 2 – Introduction to the various types of diabetes: Definitions & Guidelines 

This module includes topics such as the basic definition of diabetes,  the various types of diabetes (type 1, type 2, pre-diabetes and gestational diabetes), signs and symptoms of diabetes, acute hyperglycemia and major acute complications, how diabetes is diagnosed, epidemiology of diabetes disease state, and the clinical practice guidelines.

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Module 2

Week 3 – Culturally appropriate diabetes support cross the life span: Overcoming the barriers

This module includes the role culturally appropriate care plays in providing support to people living with diabetes across the lifespan, and how to overcome cultural barriers to self-care and behavioral change.

Module 3

Week 4 – Facilitating Behavior Change to Support Self-Management: Create the learning environment

This module includes the teaching and learning skills to facilitate behavioral change and support self -management skills and individual living with diabetes.

Module 4

Self-Management Education: Making Real Life Recommendations

Week 5 – Healthy Eating to Maintain Target Blood Glucose

Week 6 – Physical Activity

Week 7 – Monitoring and Problem-solving for Improved diabetes self-management

Week 8 – Understanding how diabetes medications work

Week 9 – Reducing Risks

Week 10 – Coping (living well) with Diabetes

This module includes topics such as self-management education and examines principles of healthy eating, being active, monitoring, taking medication, and reducing risks.

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Module 5

Week 11- Successful Self-Management of Diabetes: Improving Access and Coordinating Care 

This module includes topics such as program management and business management

Module 6

Week 12- Social Determinants of Health: Supporting Healthy Communities and Equal Access to Quality Healthcare

This module includes topics such as community welfare,health equity,  and access to needed resources. Goals of Healthy 2020.

Wrap Up & Assessment
This module includes course recap, final assessment and course community discussion, and evaluation of the course.

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