Education is an integral component of the diabetes management and care. All health professionals need access to proven, effective, professional education about diabetes.
Resources produced by the Diabetes Education Consultative Section (DECS) for the International Diabetes Federation (IDF) are designed to improve the profile of education and the expertise of diabetes educators and other health professionals.
Currently, these resources consist of the following:
- International Standards for Education of Diabetes Health Professionals (2015) 
- Diabetes Education Modules (2011) 
- The International Curriculum for Diabetes Health Professional Education (2008) 
The International Standards provide guidance about essential information that health professionals need to know about diabetes and its management and is intended for use by institutions that currently provide or wish to provide a health professional diabetes education programme.
The Diabetes Education Modules provide the content necessary for the IDF Curriculum and can be used as a foundation to develop health professional education programmes.
The Curriculum is an important step towards implementing a model of diabetes care delivered by an appropriately educated interdisciplinary teams.
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