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Welcome to the Emory Diabetes Education Training Academy!

Target Audience

This three day seminar is open to professionals of the health care team including nurses, dietitians, pharmacists, social workers and others with present or planned involvement in the management and education of individuals with diabetes. Multi-discipline health care teams interested in organizing or improving a diabetes program are especially encouraged to attend. Professionals preparing to take the Certified Diabetes Educator (CDE) examination will find the course facilitates their study.

Time is allocated for observations in the clinical setting with members of the health care team of your choice.

Enrollment will be limited to 19 participants per session.

Course Requirements

  • Degree or diploma in a health profession
  • This course is designed for clinicians who care for persons with diabetes in their general practice but who have not recevied specialized entry-level training in diabetes disease management
  • This course is also open to students preparing to take their licensure examination

Contact Hours

We now provide 25 continuing education hours!

Course Objectives

By the end of the 3-day course, participants will be able to:

  • Demonstrate knowledge of diabetes pathophysiology, epidemiology and clinical guidelines consistent with a diabetes educator practice level
  • Describe the complications of diabetes and identify appropriate pharmacological treatment options
  • Provide diabetes support and care in a culturally-competent manner across the lifespan
  • Apply principles of teaching, learning and behavior change to facilitate self-management skills on individuals with diabetes
  • Recognize the importance of an interdisciplinary diabetes care team
  • Identify principles of program management to systematically improve the delivery of diabetes education in their practice setting
  • Develop a process involving assessment, planning, implementation, and evaluation of the patient's diabetes education intervention
  • Describe and apply the AADE7 self-care behavior framework as a guide to the delivery of diabetes education


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Course Dates 

February 2014

May 2014

August 2014

November 2014

February 16,17,18 2015

Course Location

Emory University School of Medicine, Grady Campus 
49 Jesse Hill Jr. Drive SE
Atlanta, GA 30303
(Located on the corner of Armstrong St. and Jesse Hill Jr. Drive)
Room location and number emailed to participants.

Parking Lots
Grady-Butler Street Parking ($5 per day)
Sweet Auburn Market Parking ($5 per day)

If you choose to ride MARTA, get off the Georgia State MARTA station (E-1) and walk two blocks on Jesse Hill Jr. Drive or Piedmont Rd. The building is located on the corner of Armstrong St. and Jesse Hill Jr. Drive

Contact Us

Voicemail: 404-616-7417

Fax: 404-616-5502

Course Director

Britt Rotberg, MS, RD, LD

Registration Information

Tuition is $395. Includes class materials and continental breakfast.

Credit card and checks accepted.

Click here to register for February 17-18-19 2014 (SOLD OUT)

Click here to register for May 19-20-21 2014 (SOLD OUT) 

Click here to register for August 18-19-20 2014 (SOLD OUT)

Click here to register for November 3-4-5 2014 (SOLD OUT)

Click here to register for February 16,17,18 2015

Refund policy: If you are unable to attend the program, cancellations can be done up to 14 days prior to the course. Your registration fee will be refunded minus a $150 administrative fee. Please submit your request to