Advancing Diabetes Care Education (ADVICE)


Health care professionals interact with patients and clients every day that live with, or are at risk for, diabetes. Education remains the cornerstone of diabetes management and prevention. You can help reduce the burden of diabetes.

The Department of Physical Therapy at the University of Toronto is pleased to offer an online Continuing Education Program that focuses on the current knowledge of best practice in the area of diabetes education. This program is designed to provide you with the tools you need to manage and educate your patients. It can enhance your knowledge on all aspects of diabetes management including disease process, glycemic targets, medication/nutritional management, diabetic complications as well as the education theory and self-management strategies that can enhance the education of all your patients living with or at risk for diabetes.

Admission Requirements

This course is for regulated health professionals interested in diabetes management and education:

  • Physiotherapists
  • Registered Nurses and Nurse Practitioners
  • Pharmacists
  • Registered Kinesiologists
  • Dietitians and Nutritionists
  • Social and Mental Health Workers
  • Physicians
  • Occupational Therapists
  • Other registered health professionals

Credential Earned: Certificate of Completion

Program Length: 12 weeks. Students enrolled in the program are expected to complete the six modules requirements within this time frame.

Start Date: Sept 26, 2016

Tuition: Register before August 30th for early bird rate of $850
After August 30th $950

Supplementary resources not included


Please note: While this program will equip you with the skills and knowledge to work as a diabetes educator, graduating from this program does not make you a Certified Diabetes Educator (CDE). This ADVICE Program reflects the competencies as described in the Canadian Diabetes Educator Certification Board (CDECB) Handbook and as such will help educators prepare to write the CDE Exam with the CDECB. To become certified in Canada, you must pass an exam administered by the CDECB. For more information on taking the CDE Exam, please visit the CDECB website at

For further information about this course of to register, please contact