E learning is complemented with internship for practical hands on and case- based learning for two weeks duration either under an endocrinologist or at a diabetes centre of excellence. The Pre-recorded curriculum for internship is as follows:

Total Duration 15 days = Min. 60 hours

Note: Minimum 4 consecutive hours/day to be spent under the Endocrinologist /Diabetologists and for any other arrangement, a request needs to be placed formally to the internship centre and CDEEP.

Internship Curriculum

  1. Introduction and Orientation to the diabetes centre/clinic, staff members, rules, strategies to work, OPD and IPD system, vision, and values of the centre.
  2. Orientation and demonstration on:
    • Motivational interviewing
    • Blood glucose monitors – use, technique, kinds, price, urine ketones,
      plasma ketones
    • Sites to inject Insulin and Insulin administration technique
    • Insulin Pens – technique to inject insulin, calibration rules, types available in the market and their price.
    • Insulin syringe – mixing of insulin, technique to inject insulin, calibration rules, types available in the market and price.
    • Insulin Pump and CGMS – usage, types available in the market and price.
    • Biothesiometres, tuning forks, etc. tools available for foot assessment.
    • Blood Pressure monitors – usage, types available in the market and price
  3. Observation and Practice counselling session under Endocrinologist/ Diabetologists supervision with :
    (Rapport building, counselling, follow up session)

    • Type 1 person
    • Type 2 Adolescent
    • Young child with diabetes
    • Type 2 Adult
    • Newly diagnosed case
    • GDM
    • Elderly person>65years
    • Counselling on Foot care
    • Counselling on diabetes complications (patients fears and patient
      opportunities to improve outcomes and lessen impact of some
      complications)
    • Counselling on emotional challenges for patients, parents, spouse, loved
      ones
  4. Session with Endocrinologist/ Diabetologists on commonly advised and available OHA, Insulin, Hypertension medicines, Lipid lowering medicines etc. – their generic names, and availability.
  5. Exposure to people with appearing with signs and symptoms of Hypoglycaemia, DKA, HONK, sick day planning, etc.
  6. Presentation on learnings during the internship/ case presentation.
  7. Independent dietary counselling – At least 2 sessions