Promoting Diabetes Self-Management Education (DSME) is a priority within education at the International Diabetes Federation. Diabetes Conversations is a programme dedicated to:
- increasing access to skill development for health professionals to provide group education, and
- increasing access to tools to implement DSME in various settings such as local clinics, hospitals and national member associations.
Diabetes Conversations is a global programme created by Healthy Interactions, in collaboration with the International Diabetes Federation, and sponsored by Lilly Diabetes. It does not include the United States of America and Puerto Rico.
The training for health care professionals is provided through a train the trainer approach. Expert Trainers are trained by the Global team. They return to their country and train health care professionals to use the Conversation Map™ Education tools.
Conversation Map™ Education tools are an innovative education method that use interactive group participation to empower people with diabetes to become actively involved in managing the disease.
As a result of this successful global partnership, Conversation Map™ Education tools are available in over 110 countries and territories, and available in 35 languages. The programme is supported globally by 177 Expert Trainers as detailed in the map below.
To meet the Diabetes Conversation Maps™ expert trainers in Sub-Saharan Africa please click here 
For more information on Diabetes Conversations contact firstname.lastname@example.org