Education for Health Care Professionals

Diabetes Program, Edmonton Zone

Resources and information assists health care professionals to support adult clients with diabetes. Information is based on the 2013 Diabetes Clinical Practice Guidelines.

January 2017 – Revised Type 2 Diabetes Education Series for Health Care Provider

Part 1: Foundations of Practice

Topics include:

  • Self-Management principles
  • Pathophysiology
  • Glucose monitoring
  • Hypoglycemia Management
  • Non-insulin medications
  • Nutrition Interventions
  • Case studies to apply knowledge

Part 2: Advancing Practice

Topics include:

  • Insulin initiation & management
  • Insulin to carbohydrate ratios
  • Physical Activity
  • Weight Management
  • Complications of diabetes
  • Case studies to apply knowledge

Part 3: Specialty Management

Topics include:

  • High risk populations
  • Cultural Considerations
  • Illness/Hy/perglycemia Management
  • Shift Work/Travel/Driving Management
  • Dietary Patterns

Part 4: The Hard to Manage Patient with Diabetes

Topics include:

  • Essential processes in behaviour change
  • Patient challenges: Diabetes distress, pain, cognitive and mental health concerns, eating patterns
  • Assessment tools
  • Effective intervention strategies

Session Registration

Complete the registration form and email to or phone 780-735-3208 for more information. AHS employees can also register on MyLearningLink.

Sessions are full day – free of charge.