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Baqai Institute of Diabetology & Endocrinology
Baqai Medical University (BMU) National Association of Diabetes Educators of Pakistan (NADEP) Insulin my Life (IML) Pakistan Working Group on Diabetic Foot (PWGDF) Ramadan Study Group (RSG) STOP DIABETES IN PAKISTAN (SDP)
Diploma in Diabetes Education
About Diploma
Course overview
  • The first ever course of its kind in Pakistan
  • During the first three months, intensive teaching and practical training at BIDE
  • Followed by an internship of nine months duration at the diabetes center/clinic of referring physician.
  • The curriculum of the course is based on “International curriculum for Diabetes Health Professional Education” designed by international diabetes Federation (IDF)
  • After completing this course, the trained educator would be capable to conduct one to one or group educational sessions in a diabetes unit/clinic under the supervision of a diabetologist or a consultant.
Course Outline
The diploma program includes two didactic courses. Each course has three units each and is of 6 weeks duration. At the end of each unit an assessment will be made.

Course - 1: Basics of diabetes education

  • Unit 1 - Importance of diabetes education.
  • Unit 2 - Understanding diabetes and its management.
  • Unit 3 - Role Of diet and exercise in diabetes management.

Course 2: Life style changes for the management of diabetes.

  • Unit 1 - Behavior modification.
  • Unit 2 - Management of diabetes in specific cases.
  • Unit 3 - Dietary modifications.