Online Learning for Diabetes Educators

Welcome diabetes educators and healthcare professionals! The Calgary Diabetes Centre currently offers online learning via two methods:

1. Formal Online Learning for HCP (D2L)

Formal learning modules are provided through the University of Calgary's D2L platform accessed here.   Learning modules are provided for diabetes, insulin pump therapy and diabetes in pregnancy. These modules contain PDF documents and online quizzes. For access, please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.; This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

2. Informal Online Learning:  (in development)

If you're new to diabetes, we thought you might like to explore learning topics in the same order we approach them in our Basic Diabetes Workshop for Healthcare Professionals. After discussing pathophysiology, we organize the topics according the steps you'd take in an outpatient appointment with a client. These topics and links are outlined below. 

There's much more information on this website than what you see below. Please use this site in the manner that best suits your needs.  We hope to help increase your confidence to find answers, while increasing your knowledge and judgement.  If you'd like practice with some of these concepts feel free to register for our Calgary diabetes workshops for diabetes educators. We'd love to see you there and have you share your experiences with the group!



  1. Pathophysiology,  diagnosis 
  2. Agenda setting
  3. Assess and determine:
    1. Safety, individual targets and priorities
    2. Complications
    3. Assessment Tools
  4. Advise & assist
    1. Client centered counseling
    2. Glucose Monitoring
    3. Medications 
    4. Lifestyle options
  5. Agree on goals
  6. Arrange follow-up