Certified Diabetes Educator

The Certified Diabetes Educator programme will help students to develop their skills to understand the impact of health behaviour and lifestyle on acute and chronic problems of Diabetes and provide a comprehensive, cost-effective and self-care management plan.

Diabetes is now an important public health problem, with an estimated 463 million people with diabetes across the world in 2019, a figure that is projected to rise to 700 million by 2045 as per the IDF Diabetes Atlas, 2019. In India, there were an estimated 77 million people with diabetes in 2019, a figure that may rise to 134 million by 2045. It is estimated that about half of all cases of diabetes are not diagnosed, and even of those diagnosed, only about half are put on treatment. Even among these, at least half are not managed properly. Several reasons have been attributed to this, like lack of proper knowledge among patients about the disease and its management, dearth of adequate support and care, psycho-social and behavioural issues, etc. In such a scenario, the role of a diabetes educator becomes crucial to ensure proper management and care of diabetes by working with the patients and their caregivers.

In order to enhance the core skills and competencies of health professionals to effectively educate people with diabetes, and promote healthy lifestyles and effective self-management for optimal diabetes control, CNDS, IGMPI has designed this programme. This is undertaken through theoretical knowledge and equips the learners with interpersonal communication skills, this will facilitate the psychological well-being of the patient.

The objective of this programme is to enhance your knowledge on all aspects of diabetes management including the epidemiology of diabetes, lifestyle (nutrition and exercise) , provide an understanding of the causes leading to diabetes, diabetic complications on various organs of the body as well as adult education theory and chronic disease self-management.

Certified Study Resources:

Module 1: Diabetes Etiopathophysiology
Module 2: Introduction to Epidemiology, Classification and diagnosis
Module 3: Macrovascular complications of Diabetes Mellitus
Module 4: Microvascular complications of Diabetes Mellitus
Module 5: Dietary Role and Menu Planning of Diabetes Mellites
Module 6: Effective Communication, Education, and Counseling Strategies
Module 7: Behaviour and Lifestyle Management in Diabetes
Module 8: Diabetes management in Pediatrics and Geriatrics
Module 9: Case Studies
Module 10: Practical Aspect-Nutrition Assessment, Diet Analysis, Review and Planning


Any Graduate/ B.tech/ B.Sc. in Microbiology/ Life Sciences/ Botany/ Zoology/ Food Science/ Food Technology/ BE/ B.Pharma/ MBBS/ BDS/ BHMS/ BUMS/ BAMS or any other discipline. Diploma holders are eligible for our Executive Diploma, Industry Certificate, and Certificate Programmes.


The registration dates for this programme run by the Institute are updated timely on the webpage. Effective online learning tools incorporated into the design of the webpage make the programme lectures, online live classes and study material are easily accessible. This gives a huge window of self-regulated and self-paced performance to the participants.

Programme Deliverables

A comprehensive study material for all the modules in hard copies ensuring the needs of the audience. The accompanying training material is appropriately aligned with the current Industry’s expectations.

  • – Interactive or online live sessions on all key areas of the programme giving all flexibility to the participants.
  • – Online classes for all the modules will be conducted on the weekends. Moreover, a doubt clearing session will also be scheduled before the examination.
  • – All the efforts are made by IGMPI faculty members to make the entire programme modules easily understandable.
  • – Assessment and evaluation for all the programme modules in order to enhance the levels of competencies and skills of the participants leading towards the objective of application in the job.
  • – At the end of each programme modules, the trainers shall obtain feedback from the participants using specially designed questionnaires.
  • – All learning and training delivery initiatives shall be conducted in English.

Assessment & Certification

All the participants are expected to appear for online assessment. After successfully qualifying the examination, the participants will be awarded the professional certification of Certified Diabetes Educator by Centre for Nutrition and Dietetics Studies (CNDS), IGMPI. For all the above mentioned elaborate study resources, assessment test papers and case studies would be provided by the Institute from time to time. Details get updated on the website as well. The certification will be awarded after the required levels of knowledge, skills, professionalism and attitude are assessed through the IGMPI assessment process.

Placement Assistance & Corporate Relations

The Institute has partnered with many organizations for providing placement assistance to its participants. The robust placement cell comprises senior level Human Resources professionals and Talent Acquisition experts which maintains close links with business and industry. We are engaged in promoting the employability of our participants by maintaining good rapport and relations with the HR cell and recruiting managers of leading Food and Agriculture companies across the globe. The efforts of our placement cell also include helping with professional resume writing, interview skills & conducting mock interviews etc.

In recent months the Institute has witnessed more and more participation from professionals working with global healthcare and nutrition giants like Max Healthcare, Decipher Health, M. V. Hospital For Diabetes Pvt. Ltd., Dr. Mohan’s Diabetes Specialties Centre, Healthcare at Home Pvt. Ltd., Health Arx Technologies Pvt. Ltd., Fortis C-DOC Hospital, Prashanth Hospital, KEM Hospital, etc.

Future career prospects

Centre of Nutrition and Dietetics Studies (CNDS), IGMPI’s online programme is a professional programme targeted to cater to the health industry’s needs for trained health professionals. The information, guidance, practical training and off-programme completion certificate will provide the participant with not one but many opportunities in the industry. This would come true in the form of job roles and positions like that of Diabetes Educator, Diabetic counsellor, health coach, nutrition Counselor for health and wellness industries, diabetes Officer among Non-Governmental Organizations, nutrition Officer in Community Development Programme run under government organizations, consultant for Multinational Companies, diabetes educator for Private Hospitals, counsellors in Schools, Academia and many more.

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