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Continuing Education for Allied Health Professionals

The Allied Health professional is now the primary provider of diabetes education for people with diabetes. They provide continuing support and advice on blood glucose and A1C monitoring, medication management, acute complication management, chronic complication prevention and management, psychosocial assessment and issues, meal planning, nutrition management and exercise.

Educating allied health professionals about current treatment practices in diabetes care is vital to promote early detection, improve treatment, and prevent the onset of diabetes. Joslin Diabetes Center Professional Education Department’s allied health programs present material in a practical, relevant manner, incorporating a variety of teaching techniques, translating the latest academic trends into practical clinical parameters for allied health professionals.

The allied health education programs focus on issues ranging from current treatment practices in diabetes care and education to caring for populations with special diabetes needs, addressing such concerns as women’s health and the aging population. The programs, designed to elucidate complex issues and enhance the clinician’s skills, strive to convey information in a wide array of subjects, including:

  • Enhancing the effectiveness of patient education

  • How-to and why of monitoring

  • Principles of insulin use

  • Reproductive health issues in women with diabetes

  • Importance of exercise

  • Making sense of oral diabetes treatment

  • Screening, treating and preventing chronic complications

  • Women, nutrition and diabetes health

See the Continuing Education activities listing for all of our current activities for allied health professionals.

Contact Information

Questions related to these activities should be directed to

Joslin’s Professional Education Department
by phone at
(888) 567-5460
or by email at

Page last updated: September 10, 2018