415 million people globally have diabetes, if nothing is done, it is estimated that this number will rise to 642 million in 2040.
1 in 5 healthcare professionals do not receive any postgraduate training in diabetes. Less than 1 in 2 people with diabetes and 1 in 4 family members of people with diabetes have access to diabetes education programmes. Education of people with diabetes is a critically important, fundamental and an integral component of diabetes care that should be available and accessible to everyone.
IDF recognises the value of providing continued professional education for health professionals and resources for people with diabetes and caregiver in a sustainable and convenient manner.
Building on its long track record of developing evidence-based educational resources for both people living with diabetes and health professionals, IDF has developed the IDF School of Diabetes to deliver high standard, evidence-based diabetes education for health professionals, people with diabetes and caregivers worldwide.
The IDF School of Diabetes features three tailor-made certified courses:
- IDF Certified Course for Diabetes Educators: intended to enhance core skills and competencies of health professionals to effectively educate people with diabetes, to promote healthy lifestyles and effective self-management for optimal diabetes control.
- IDF Certified Course for Primary Care Physicians and General Practitioners: intended to impart up-to-date evidence-based knowledge and to enhance core competencies of primary care physicians and general practitioners to address the prevention, early detections and management of diabetes.
- IDF Certified Course for Specialists: intended to provide diabetelogists, endocrinologists, consultants and equivalent specialists with the latest advances in the treatment and management of diabetes.
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