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Diabetes Courses

Various CDE courses are available for healthcare professionals. All CDE courses confer CPD points.

The CDE 5- day advanced course in diabetes care for Health Professionals

The 2018 CDE 5-Day Advanced Course in Diabetes Care will take place from ;

  • 7  May 2018 to 11 May 2018
  • 27 August 2018 to 31 August 2018
  • 5 November 2018 to 9 November 2018

NB: Registration dates for 2018 will follow soon…

This course is an intensive and comprehensive course, designed for doctors and other healthcare professionals with an interest in diabetes. It is held twice every year, in Melrose, Johannesburg.

Programme Summary of the 5 Day Course:
The Course is aligned with the latest evidence based treatment guidelines. Case studies and problem solving approaches are a vital part of the learning process.

  • Holistic Team Care Philosophy & Educational Approaches
  • Diagnosis, Classification, Pathophysiology & Prevention of Type 1 & Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus
  • Other types of diabetes including Gestational Diabetes
  • Treatment of Type 1 & Type 2 Diabetes
  • Psychological Adjustment to Diabetes
  • Meal Planning & Nutrition in Diabetes
  • The Importance of Exercise in Diabetes
  • The Medical Management of Diabetic Ketoacidosis
  • The "Foot of the Person with Diabetes"
  • Acute Complications of Diabetes
  • Diabetes as a Micro- & Macro-vascular Disease & Risk Factor Control
  • Managed Care in Diabetes
  • Interactive Team-facilitated Case Study Sessions
  • Practical Workshop on Self Care Devices & Equipment


The CDE "Dominoes in Diabetes" course

This course is a foundation level course in diabetes care, and is fully customisable for delivery over 1,2 or 3 days. It is aimed at allied healthcare professionals (nurses, pharmacists and others) as well as at personnel in the healthcare industry (medical representatives, case managers and others). In consultation with the client, the course can be structured and tailored to best achieve desired educational outcomes.

Contact us for more details on any of the above courses


CDE Online Courses

CDE Diabetes Academy for Healthcare Professionals is now available online. 

CDE Diabetes Academy


The University of South Wales Postgraduate Diploma in Diabetes

The University of South Wales Postgraduate Diploma in DiabetesThis one-year Diploma is suitable for both Medical Practitioners and Allied Healthcare Professionals. A second year of study may be undertaken to obtain an MSc in Diabetes.

Members of the CDE Faculty perform a tutoring role for these courses.

Please see the Diploma-MSc Website (www.diploma-msc.com) to obtain further information.

CDE facilitates a limited number of part-sponsorships for successful applicants - if your Application to the University of South Wales is successful, please email (shelleyh@cdediabetes.co.za) to motivate your request for sponsorship by the CDE. This is only open to people who are working in South Africa. Part-sponsorships for successful applicants apply to September intake only.