Diabetes Professional Training

Training for diabetes clinicians and educators

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Training for diabetes clinicians and educators

Scripps Health provides quality, state-of-the-art professional education and training for physicians, health professionals, and paraprofessionals who wish to increase their knowledge and skills in diabetes care and self-management education. The training team includes diabetes experts, such as physicians, nurses, dietitians, certified diabetes educators, psychologists, advance practice nurses, health educators and public health professionals. All have extensive expertise specific to diabetes care, continuing medical education, and health professional and paraprofessional training.

Scripps Health is committed to its contribution in improving the quality of health care and advancing medical practices by providing continuing medical education (CME).

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Educational programs and services

Scripps Whittier Diabetes Institute offers a variety of resources and training opportunities for health care providers and educators to help them grow professionally and improve patient care in diabetes management and health coaching. To learn more about scheduling and pricing, please complete the form on this page.

Consulting and technical assistance

Scripps diabetes clinical and administrative professionals provide guidance and support as a clinic practice implements systems to improve diabetes care and outcomes. General topics include:

  • Designing a diabetes care management program
  • Health coaching and care coordination for better diabetes outcomes
  • Peer education — using paraprofessionals to deliver diabetes self-management education

Consulting services are available, hourly rates are contingent on the negotiated scope of work.

Project Dulce: Diabetes care for diverse communities

Project Dulce is a diabetes care and education program that addresses the specific needs of culturally diverse populations. The program is dedicated to “Diabetes Excellence Across Communities,” with a mission of improving the lives of people with diabetes through culturally appropriate, community-based diabetes management, education and support programs. Project Dulce is recognized by the American Diabetes Association and Medicare as one of a limited number of evidence-based programs that address the needs of underserved populations with diabetes. 

Initiated in 1997, Project Dulce was designed by a broad collaboration of San Diego health-care organizations and community-based groups. Since its inception, Project Dulce has served tens of thousands of people in San Diego, and has extended its reach through training other providers throughout the country to deliver the program. 

Project Dulce is supported by 20 years of successful implementation and published evidence, including a NIH-supported randomized controlled trial. Positive impact on health and cost outcomes have been documented. The PBS program NewsHour aired a lengthy report in 2017 about the success of Project Dulce and Scripps Whittier Diabetes Institute in improving diabetes care and outcomes among Hispanic patients in San Diego County.

Organizations wishing to use the Project Dulce model can obtain a license to use the curriculum and materials once they are trained. The curriculum and materials are updated at least annually by clinical professionals to comply with ADA guidelines and reflect best practice.

Multi-language diabetes handouts

To enable health providers and community organizations to better serve diverse populations with diabetes, Project Dulce has developed a series of infographic and simple-to-read educational handouts. These handouts cover 20 topics related to diabetes care and are available in eight languages common to populations throughout the country.

See our multi-language patient handouts for illustrated PDFs on diabetes management topics in eight languages.