Health Education (Diabetes) Program

What is Health Education (Diabetes)?

Diabetes educators play a vital role in supporting people living with diabetes to manage their condition and achieve optimal health outcomes. They help patients understand their diagnosis and treatment, as well as empower them to develop effective self-care behaviors.


Roles of a Diabetes Educator:

  • Evaluating patients’ needs
  • Assessing diabetes
  • Teaching patients to self-manage their care (monitor blood sugars and medications)
  • Recommending appropriate diet and exercise regimens
  • Developing individualized follow-up plans

Skills required to becoming a successful Diabetes Educator:

  • Compassionate, patient, organized and detail-oriented
  • Communication skills (verbal and written)
  • Critical thinking and problem solving skills
  • Teamwork skills
  • Ability to function in high-stress situations

Steps to becoming a Diabetes Educator:

  • Complete a Diploma of Health Education - Diabetes (1 year program) offered at College of the North Atlantic in Qatar
  • Obtain the Health Educator license from QCHP (Qatar Council for Healthcare Practitioners)

Common Diabetes Education courses covered in University:

  • Principles of Diabetes Education
  • Understanding and Managing Diabetes
  • Evidence-based Practice
  • Ethics in Health Care
  • Health Education Campaigns
  • Instructional Skills

Career Pathways in Diabetes Education:

Diabetes Educators can work in a variety of settings that include:

  • Hospitals
  • Clinics
  • Physician Offices
  • Community Agencies
  • Wellness Programs
  • Nuclear pharmacy

Career Pathways at Sidra Medicine:

  • Graduate Associate (1 year program)
  • Health Promoter
  • Supervisor of Health Promotion
  • Manager of Health Promotion

What will Sidra Medicine provide you?

  • Opportunities for continuous professional development and post-graduate studies
  • In-house training courses and workshops
  • Career progression