Understanding Diabetes Mellitus


Course is designed to provide CNAs an introduction to the disease of diabetes, its causes, treatments, and effects.

Course Curriculum

  1. What is Diabetes?
  2. What are the Scope and Impact of Diabetes?
  3. Why is Diabetes on the Rise?
  4. Understanding Blood Glucose Levels
  5. Pre-Diabetes or Impaired Fasting Glucose
  6. What are the Types of Diabetes?
  7. Who Gets Diabetes?
  8. How is Diabetes Diagnosed?
  9. The A1C Test
  10. Goal of Diabetes Management
  11. Managing Diabetes
  12. Treating Diabetes
  13. Complications of Diabetes

Learning Objectives

After successful completion of this course, student will be able to:

  1. Define diabetes and its three main types.
  2. Outline who is more likely to develop diabetes.
  3. Recognize the risk factors for diabetes.
  4. Explain how diabetes is diagnosed.
  5. Discuss the management of diabetes.
  6. Identify key complications of diabetes.

Course Format and Teaching Method

This classroom, Instructor-led course uses lecture and case scenarios to reinforce diabetes education. The goal of the course is to improve the quality of care provided to patients with diabetes, resulting in improved outcomes.  Course duration is 4 hours


  • Course uses lecture for reinforcement of essential knowledge and simulated clinical scenarios that encourage active participation
  • Classroom-based works well for learners who prefer group interaction and instructor feedback while learning skills


  • NAC CE Credits: 4.0


  • A lecture manual will be handed out at the beginning of class to each student at no additional charge
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Course Summary


NAC CE Credits: 4.0

Oakland, CA & Sacramento, CA

4 hours

Lecture Manual Included

Class Times

Classroom CourseOakland / Bay AreaSacramentoYour Location

Course is designed to provide CNAs an introduction to the disease of diabetes, its causes, treatments, and effects.

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Prefer a convenient location option for your group of 8 or more?

Project Heartbeat makes every effort possible to provide classes available throughout the entire Bay Area.

In addition to classes conducted at one of our facilities, Project Heartbeat understands that it is much more convenient to send 1 instructor to your facility rather than sending all your students to ours. Therefore, any of our classes can be personalized to your needs and conducted at your home, workplace, school, hospital, or other healthcare facility.

Onsite classes can be scheduled 7 days a week during the morning, afternoon, early evening, or even during an extended work lunch break.

We will make every effort to tailor a class specific to your needs!