Philippine Association of Diabetes Educators (PADE) Association of Diabetes Nurse Educators of The Philippines (ADNEP)


About us

The PHILIPPINE ASSOCIATION OF DIABETES EDUCATORS is a multi/interdisciplinary group composed of physicians, registered nurses, registered nutritionists-dietitians and allied health professionals. We are involved in the care of persons with diabetes as well as their significant others. Our advocacy is the team approach towards the prevention and control of diabetes in the Philippines.

The ASSOCIATION OF DIABETES NURSE EDUCATORS OF THE PHILIPPINES is an organization of registered nurses trained in diabetes education. Our vision is to be a respected group of globally competent diabetes nurse educators with the mission of moving people to action through continuous training, research, linkages, and collaboration. We aim to establish the diabetes nurse educator as an integral part of the diabetes team.

As one of the Asian countries with increasing prevalence of diabetes, both organizations work together to develop trained diabetes educators with a goal of helping people with diabetes and those at risk to cope up with different challenges brought about by the disease through education.

Course description

Title of course: Diabetes Education Training for Registered Nurses, Registered Nutritionists-Dietitians and Allied Health Care Professionals

The Diabetes Education Training (DET) Program is a comprehensive 14-day training.  It covers basic and clinical knowledge on diabetes and its complications including screening, diagnosis, pharmacological and non-pharmacological management.  Also included is one (1) day Diabetes Conversation Map (DCM) facilitator’s training conducted by DCM Expert Trainer for Philippines and four (4) hours exposure to clinics and diabetes club visits.

The DET program prepares registered nurses, nutritionist-dietitians, and allied healthcare professionals for advanced diabetes educator’s roles such as preparing them to be collaborative colleagues in diabetes healthcare delivery, planning, policy making, and directing of diabetes health education and care.

The program combines foundational concepts, such as basic science on Diabetes and diabetes education, integrative care, and research methods, with skills and role development courses designed for the specialization. The primary learning contents focus on three major themes which are consistent with the philosophy for the post graduate program: critical systematic inquiry, professional and personal development, and management of information and resources in a rapidly changing health care environment.




Course outline:

Module 1.1      Diabetes Education and the Diabetes Educator

Module 1.2      Learning Theories and Teaching Plan

Module 1.3      Communication

Module 1.4      Oral Presentation Skills

Module 1.5      The E.A.S.E. Approach

Module 1.6      Motivational Interviewing in Diabetes Education

Module 1.7      Introduction to Research in Diabetes Education

Module 2.1      Diabetes Mellitus: Epidemiology, Physiopathology, Classification, Presentation and Diagnosis

Module 2.2      Acute Diabetes Complications

Module 2.3      Chronic Diabetes Complications

Module 2.4      Blood Glucose Lowering Agents

Module 2.5      Insulin Therapy

Module 3.1      Assessment and Monitoring

Module 3.2      Diabetic Foot Assessment

Module 4.1.1   Medical Nutrition Therapy and Diabetes Management Nutritional Assessment

Module 4.1.2   Basic Food Groups: Carbohydrates, Proteins and Fats

Module 4.1.3   Micronutrients & Dietary Supplements

Module 4.1.4   Meal Planning and Diabetes

Module 4.1.5   Special Activities and Diabetes

Module 4.2      Insulin-Carbohydrate Ratio

Module 4.3      Physical Activity

Module 5.1      Oral Health and Diabetes

Module 5.2      Smoking Cessation in Diabetes Care

Module 5.3      Stress Management, Mental Health and Diabetes

Module 5.4      Diabetes in the Lifespan

The diabetes educator-trainees must complete the five (5) training modules of the program. They need to pass the comprehensive written and oral examinations and have to accomplish the DET post training requirements within three (3) months after the end of the didactic training.

The participants will be awarded a certificate of completion of training and is recognized by the both associations as Trained Diabetes Educator or Diabetes Nurse Educator.


Eligibility criteria / Minimum qualifications:

1. Bachelor of Science Graduate

2. Registered Health Care Professional by the Professional Regulations Commission (PRC) of the Republic of the Philippines or its equivalent

3. With at least 3 months related work experience

4. Member of Accredited Professional Organization (APO) or its equivalent


· Philippine Nurses Association (PNA) for Nurses

· Nutritionist Dietitians Association of the Philippines (NDAP) for Nutritionist Dietitians

· Philippine Dental Association (PDA) for Dentists

Additional activities

PADE and ADNEP are both involve in caring and educating children with Type 1 diabetes through camp activities. Diabetes Self-Management Education for people with Type 2 Diabetes is another activity conducted in collaboration with other 2 component societies of Institute for Studies on Diabetes Foundation, Inc., through education.

Advancement of learning of members of PADE and ADNEP is important through various scientific meetings.


Contact us

Programme Managers :

Dr. Danilo F. Baldemor | Ms. Leyden V. Florido

Administrative Assistant

Ms. Merceditas Mangalino

ISDFI Building, 94 Apitong Street,

Marikina Heights, Marikina City 1810



(+632) 941.98.56


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