Diabetes Education for Clinical Support Staff Course

The Diabetes Education for Clinical Support Staff is an educational program that aims to improve the delivery of diabetes care by enhancing the skills and knowledge of clinical staff that supports the care for individuals with diabetes. The program is based off the American Association of Diabetes Educators (AADE) Self-Care Behaviors and consists of a comprehensive review of healthy eating, physical activity, monitoring blood glucose, and medications as it relates to diabetes care. The post test is completed at the end of the session.

Upon successful completion of the course and passing of the post-test, participants will receive a certificate of completion from Emory University School of Medicine.

Target audience includes:

  • Registered Nurses
  • Registered Dietitians
  • Licensed Practical Nurses
  • Medical Assistants
  • Certified Nursing Assistants
  • Health Coaches, Community Healthcare Workers
  • Public Health employees
  • Students

Continuing Education Credits

This activity is approved for 9.6 continuing education hours by the American Nursing Credentialing Center (ANCC), and 7.5 continuing education hours by the Commission on Dietetics Registration (CDR).


  • June 30, 2017
  • Sept 29, 2017


Emory University School of Medicine
Faculty Office Building Room 101
49 Jesse Hill Jr Dr SE
Atlanta, GA 30303


Course Objectives

By the end of this program, participants will:

  • Demonstrate knowledge of Type 1, Type 2, and gestational diabetes.
  • Describe the complications of diabetes and identify steps to care.
  • Gain insight on healthy eating strategies diabetes patients need to know to successfully manage their disease.
  • Understand recommendations for physical activity, monitoring, and tips for working with patients to set appropriate goals.
  • Get the facts on the various medications used for diabetes management and some basic strategies to help patients take medications safely.
  • Gain a comprehensive understanding of how to help patients stay safe and, hopefully, prevent complications.
  • Recognize the importance of an interdisciplinary diabetes care team.
  • Demonstrate a skill set to aid patients in diabetes care with the use of the plate method, exercise bands, and blood glucose meter.
  • Describe the AADE7 self-care behavior framework as a guide to the delivery of diabetes education.

How will you apply your learning?

  • What is your practice setting?
  • How do you plan to implement diabetes education?

Dates, Location and Cost

  • Dates:
    • June 30th, 2017
    • Sept 29th, 2017
  • Time: 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
  • Location: Emory School Of Medicine Grady Campus
        "Emory Faculty Office Building" 
49 Jesse Hill Jr Dr SE
Atlanta, GA 30303
  • Cost: FREE
    Education materials will be provided
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    Contact Ina Flores for questions about the course and registration. Email or 404.251.8976

How to Register

To register for our upcoming courses please find the appropriate date and click the "Register" button.
Please send an email to us at diabetescourse@emory.edu with "DECSS Program" in the subject line if you have questions about registering.

Participant Testimonials

  • "Britt, I want to thank you again for offering the opportunity to receive this certification in Diabetes Education for Clinical Support Staff.  It was a very enjoyable day and I loved all the speakers." Nicki
  • "I enjoyed your Level 1 Diabetes course so much yesterday that I'd to continue with the Level 3 course." Anne
  • "Thank you for a WONDERFUL opportunity." Maria
  • "It was a great pleasure meeting you in person and your team.  The workshop/training was informative and I learned a lot. Thanks so much." Marian
  • "Awesome class. I am so grateful for everything you did." Molly
  • "Mrs. Rotberg, I wanted to formally send you a note to show my gratitude to you and the doctors who shared your knowledge with us yesterday. Thank you for the great opportunity that your program offers, and for the abundance of information that it provides,  which I have already put into practice in speaking with my mother and two brothers, as well as the importance of changing bad habits to improve health. This is definitely not only to benefit ourselves but to also help the community and the precious elderly who I voluntarily assist." Lorraine