Diabetes Management in Children and Adolescents

Course Information

Course Code


Instruction Method

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


$599 domestic / $898 international


12 weeks


Michele Smith RN, CDE

Learner Outcomes

Students in the Diabetes Management in Children and Adolescents course will explore the period from diagnosis in a child through to adolescent development. Upon completion of the course, you will be able to:

  • Demonstrate a thorough understanding of diabetes (Type 1 and Type 2) in children and adolescents, its development, progression and management.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of 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 Syndrome, and serious eating disorders.
  • Use communication techniques to communicate effectively with children and adolescents with diabetes, their families and support persons and apply education and behaviour change strategies
  • Understand psychosocial influences and issues as well as nutrition methods for children and adolescents with diabetes.

Course Objectives

Diabetes Management in Children and Adolescents, updated to meet the 2018 Diabetes Canada Clinical Practice Guidelines, is designed to provide you with the opportunity to enhance your knowledge and explore the complexities of diabetes management and education of children, adolescents and their families.

Evaluation Method

Evaluation Item Due Date
Online discussions Week 3-5
Week 8-10
Case Conference Week 6-7
Online written assignment Week 11
Web-based Final Examination Week 12

Intended For

This course is for all practicing health professionals with knowledge of diabetes and its management, looking to explore diabetes management in children and adolescents. This course will help build on basic knowledge already in place.

Start Date: September 25, 2023

End Date: December 17, 2023

Register By: September 17, 2023

Text Book

All 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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COVID Vaccine Requirement:

Proof of full vaccination (2 doses) for all learners is required for all onsite attendance at Michener.
Fully online courses do not require proof of vaccination.

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