Diabetes Management in Seniors

Course Information

Course Code


Instruction Method

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




4.5 months. Approximately 48 credit hours.


Bev Harris PDt , CDE

Learner Outcomes

You will explore theories and techniques to assist elderly diabetes patients to sustain the best quality of life possible, covering:

  • Diabetes: types, symptoms, diagnosis, importance of management
  • Challenges of managing diabetes in the older adult
  • Managing blood glucose
  • Nutrition and meal planning
  • Anti-hyperglycemic agents
  • Hypoglycemia and Hyperglycemia
  • Diabetes and Dementia
  • Chronic complications
  • Advocating for change

Evaluation Method

Evaluation Item Due Date
Assignment 1 end of Week 5
Online Article Review – Part One end of Week 10
Online Article Review – Part Two Week 11-12
Case Conference Week 14-15
Assignment 2 end of Week 16
Web-based Final examination Week 18-19

Intended For

Practicing health care professionals with knowledge of diabetes and its management, working in long term care or community settings. 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
DE804-1Diabetes Management in SeniorsOnline$479.00Jan-30-2017 to May-21-2017Jan-20-2017Open