The above courses need to be completed as a basis for participation in the course for certification as a Diabetes EducatorThe course will be ffered in the latter months of 2009 and 2010 F dates to be decided.In addition to the courses offered, participants to demonstrate completion of elevant independent study totalling 50 hours eg conference attendance, web based CME completion, and educational activities which emonstrate a professional approach 

Week 1 

Special Circumstances

Smoking, alcohol, hypoglycemia unawareness, Somogyi, mental health challenges  including Alzheimer’s , omorbidities  thyroid, celiac gastroparesis, sleep apnea, skin problems, dental problems, , HIV / AIDS, TB, geriatric carePractica – develop a oking / alcohol awareness   educational campaign; develop a care plan for a geriatric person with diabetes

Week 2

Specific applications

Nutritional principles – food labels,  special dietary requirements  renal, celiac , fad diets, gastroparesis nutrition, celiac iet, care of children and care of teenagersPractica – collect and analyze food labels, develop care plans for a preschooler with diabetes, a primary school child, and a teenager  3 plans

Week 3 

Education Considerations  

Cultural Aspects, Diabetes misconceptions, Medication interactions, Over the counter products, homeopathy, erbal remedies, supplements,  shift workers, career impact, devices for special needs  eg glucose meters for blind, vision enhancers Practica  Tutorials to address diverse needs 

The Kuwait Health Network (KHN) teams started training Healthcare professionals to use the robust Clinical Informatics Platform, KHN. Over 35 participants have been trained on the use of the innovative application and the numbers are rising as more practices and centers join the network and "get-connected"!

The Kuwait Health Network (KHN) service demonstrates how existing healthcare data can be turned into a service to coordinate and improve long-term conditions care in Kuwait.

The service integrates existing data flows, and where necessary supports the collection of new clinical data sets for inter-disciplinary team working. It also supports real time audit, access to eLearning material and will provide patient access to their own medical data, and support tools linked to healthy living initiatives.

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