Diabetes in Children and Adolescents

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 - 18 weeks total). Approximately 48 credit hours.


Bev Harris PDt , CDE

Learner Outcomes

You will explore the period from diagnosis in a child through to adolescent development, covering:

  • Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes in children.
  • Rarer forms of diabetes, including neonatal onset diabetes, Maturity Onset Diabetes of Youth (MODY), and diabetes associated with childhood conditions such as cystic fibrosis, celiac disease, Down’s Syndrome, and serious eating disorders.
  • Age appropriate management and care.
  • Psychosocial influences and issues.
  • Nutrition.
  • Techniques for effective communication with children and adolescents, and their families and support persons.
  • Educational and behavior change strategies, and how to apply them in counseling children, parents and families.

Evaluation Method

Evaluation Item Due Date
Online discussions Week 3-5
Week 9-11
Case Conference Week 6-8
Online written assignment Week 14
Web-based Final Examination  Week 15-16

Intended For

Practicing health professionals with knowledge of diabetes and its management. This course will build on basic knowledge already in place.

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.


  • Working knowledge of basic diabetes care and management
  • 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

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CodeCourse TitleFormatTuitionDate(s)Register ByAvailability
DE801-1Diabetes in Children & AdolescentsOnline$449.00Oct-17-2016 to Jan-29-2017Oct-10-2016Closed