Diabetes 101

Course Information

Course Code


Instruction Method

ONLINE – login information will be emailed one week before the course start date




16 weeks (plus 2 weeks off at the end of December). Approximately 64 credit hours.


Anne Belton RN, BA, M Ed , CDE

Learner Outcomes

You will focus on how the professional (who is not a Diabetes Educator) or non-professional can support the person with diabetes, covering:

  • What is Diabetes
  • Psychological adjustment to diabetes
  • Self-management education
  • Nutrition & exercise
  • Medications
  • Acute complications
  • Chronic complications

Evaluation Method

Evaluation Item Due Date
Bi-weekly quizzes
Final quiz

Intended For

Medical technicians, personal support workers, family members, lay carers of people with diabetes etc. or health professionals wishing for a general introduction to diabetes.

Text Book

The How To of Patient Education, 2nd Ed. Belton, A.B. & Simpson, N, 2010. To order this book, please visit this link: http://www.patienteducationcounts.ca/resources.asp -- All other course material is available online.


  • Computer literacy
    • Students must have access to a computer that meets the minimum system requirements, access to the Internet, and an e-mail account
    • Access to and basic proficiency with a PDF reader, Microsoft Word, and Microsoft PowerPoint are also required as they are used to access course material and submit evaluation items

DE806 Diabetes 101


CodeCourse TitleFormatTuitionDate(s)Register ByAvailability
DE806-1Diabetes 101 - General Diabetes EducationOnline$479.00Oct-03-2016 to Jan-29-2017Sep-23-2016Closed