Diabetes Program

This series will include five online modules which provide learners a comprehensive, awareness-level understanding of diabetes, to enable them to effectively support, advise, and monitor programs, and services provided through community-based agencies, including Federally-Qualified Health Centers (FQHCs).  This series includes five training modules with each has their own set of pre and posttest questions.

  • Module 1 – Diabetes: The Basic Questions and Answers
  • Module 2 – A Closer Look at Diabetes
  • Module 3 – Social Determinants of Health and Diabetes
  • Module 4 – Prediabetes: The Crisis We can Prevent
  • Module 5 – Improving Diabetes Care and Outcomes

Learners will have flexibility to take the modules in whatever sequence they want, but the above sequence is recommended. Throughout the modules, learners will be introduced with fictional characters that may or may not have diabetes.

The modules in this program are each available individually within the Course Catalog

Type of Training

Online Self-Paced

Intended Audience

The intended audience for this course is anyone who would like to increase their knowledge of diabetes and diabetes prevention and control.

Length of Training

30 to 45 minutes for each module

Learning Objectives

At the end of each module, learners will be able to:

Module 1

  • Identify specific data related to diabetes in the United States
  • Identify who is at risk for diabetes
  • Explain the economic and human cost of diabetes
  • Analyze the overall impact diabetes has in the United States

Module 2

  • Discuss the causes, symptoms, risks, and management of Type 1 diabetes
  • Describe the causes, symptoms, risks, and management of Type 2 diabetes  
  • Describe the causes, symptoms, risks, and management of gestational diabetes  
  • Describe the causes, symptoms, risks, and management of prediabetes
  • Assess the symptoms and the management based on the scenario presented

Module 3

  • Describe the social determinants of health that impact diabetes
  • Explain the factors that impact disease management and social determinants of health
  • Describe why lack of access to healthy options can influence healthy decision making
  • Discuss policy interventions which address social determinants contributing to diabetes

Module 4

  • Recognize the impact prediabetes has the American population
  • Explain the testing methods to identify prediabetes
  • Discuss the prevention strategies for prediabetes
  • Analyze the prevention strategies for Tony’s case based on the scenario presented

Module 5

  • Discuss ways on improving diabetes care and self-management
  • Describe the elements of the Chronic Care Model in improving patient and system outcomes
  • Explain emerging practices that could be adopted in your own practice

Pre-requisites (Learning level)


CEUS Offered


Certificate of Completion

Certificate of Completion for each module will be awarded on successful completion of each module obtaining a score of 70% or higher on the posttest.

Additionally, a Certificate of Program Completion will be awarded on successful completion of the entire 5-module program.



Technical Requirements

In order to successfully view the module in this series, please note the following requirements.

  • Windows computer/laptop:
    • Any modern, updated browser (i.e. Google Chrome, Firefox, Edge)
    • Mac computer/laptop: Safari 7 and later, Google Chrome (latest version)
    • Apple iOS: Safari in Apple iOS 7 and later
    • Android OS: Google Chrome (latest version) in Android OS 4.1 and later
    • Screen Reader: JAWS 16 or later with Internet Explorer 11 or later
    • Speaker or headphone – the modules have audio


The following organizations collaborated on the development of this course: Health Resources & Service Administration (HRSA), Region 7 Midwestern Public Health Training Center (MPHTC); and the University of Iowa College of Public Health Institute for Public Health Practice (UICPH-IPHP).

Course Design & Development

Deputy Director, Strategic Partnerships Division, Office of Quality Improvement Bureau of Primary Health Care, Health Resources and Services Administration: Julia Sheen-Aaron, MPH

Subject Matter Experts: Shirley Orr, MHS, APRN, NEA-BC

MPHTC Coordinator: Laurie Walkner, MA

Instructional Designers and Storyline Developers: Dena Fife, MA and Nor Hashidah Abd Hamid, PhD

Item Writer: Roger Hileman, MA

Narrators: Melissa Richlen and Brett Borden

Audio/Video Productions: Melissa Richlen, BA

LMS Coordinator: Tim Beachy, BA

Communication Specialist: Hannah Morrison Shultz, MA

Creation Date: November 1st, 2019

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