If you are a health professional supporting Australian adults with type 1 or type 2 diabetes, this eLearning is for you. This eLearning is evidence-based and developed by experts in diabetes psychology and diabetes education. This eLearning will:

  • increase your understanding of diabetes distress, e.g. what it is, how to identify it, and how to support people experiencing it,
  • build your confidence to explore a person's sources of diabetes distress using open-ended questions,
  • show you how to assess diabetes distress and interpret responses of the Problem Areas in Diabetes Scale,
  • help you to find new ways to support people experiencing diabetes distress.

The eLearning has seven modules, each of which provide you with in-depth knowledge about, and opportunities to develop your skills in identifying, and having clinical conversations about diabetes distress. The modules, which take 40 to 70 minutes each, can be done at your own pace, in one or multiple sessions.

You will receive a certificate after completing all the modules. The eLearning is endorsed by the Australian Diabetes Educators Association for 7 Continuing Professional Development points.

Access to the online program is $180, plus GST. This provides access for a full 12-month period, so you can return to any of the modules in your own time. The fee contributes to the costs of maintaining the online program.

What do diabetes educators say about the eLearning?

"I think it's a no-brainer. You need to do it because we're not taught this when we do our training."

"The program demonstrated how this could be used practically, it's not something you have to be a psychologist to do."

"When I've used the PAID (Problem Areas in Diabetes Scale) in the past, I've felt a bit overwhelmed on what to do next. The training helped me."

"The videos with the diabetes educator and the male client, I found were really powerful... when you actually see the examples, that's when it really comes home."

"This is one of the best online training things I've ever done. It was really good. Honestly."

Contact the team

diabetesdistress@deakin.edu.au

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