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The curriculum is based on the principles of International Curriculum for Diabetes Health Professional Education by IDF, and ADA. Modules have been divided into five parts.

To complete the certification process, a student needs to first complete the online learning via 5 modules with modular assessment and final examination.

Module information

  • Module 1 – Provides overview of self-management of diabetes highlighting the role of diabetes educators, teaching, and learning skills and pathophysiology of diabetes.
  • Module 2 – Highlights the importance and strategies for lifestyle management through nutrition, physical activity, and Self-Monitoring of Blood Glucose.
  • Module 3 – Covers the role of glucose lowering medicines, insulin, complementary therapies for diabetes management and preparation for management during emergency and disaster.
  • Module 4 – Discusses the extremes of diabetes including hypoglycaemia, hyperglycaemia, diabetes ketoacidosis, Hyperosmolar Hyperglycaemic Non- Ketotic Syndrome, Sick Day Management and Gestational Diabetes Mellitus.
  • Module 5 – Provides an overview for the delaying and managing complications of diabetes like CVD, retinopathy, neuropathy, nephropathy, foot care, dental care etc.

Evaluation and assessment

Arrangements have been made to ensure randomization in allocating questions for evaluations at all levels of assessment.

Students must successfully clear the modular assessment after each module to progress to the next module with minimum score of 80%. In failure to successfully pass the modular assessment, students are allowed with more attempts and are also directed to re- learn the module. Proceeding module gets activated only on successful completion of the current module.

Final examination

It comprises of multiple- choice questions and case scenarios. Students must pass the final examination with a minimum score of 80% to ensure quality learning. Two extra re- attempts have been allowed in case the student is unable to secure minimum 80% marks on the first attempt.

The content in the modules is tailor-made and internalised to country specific needs and requirements by experts of diabetes. The sessions have been developed with an effort to keep them interactive, displaying best clinical knowledge, practice as well as promote self-management, interpersonal communication and counselling skills. The sessions have been enriched with videos, quizzes, drag and drop, quick tips, Multiple Choice Questions, case scenarios etc. to keep the learner motivated and intact while learning. Additional interactive sessions and on-demand sessions are useful for engaging the learners.

CDEEP requires the students to successfully complete each element contained in each module before progressing their learning process.