Innovative New Courses from NetLearning Train Healthcare Workers on the Complexities of Diabetes Care

Clifton Park, NY, July 7, 2011 – NetLearning, part of Cengage Learning and a leading provider of online courses and e-learning software for healthcare workers and hospital administrators, today announced a new series of courses to train healthcare workers on the complexities of diabetes care. Offered via NetLearning’s award-winning learning management system (LMS), the courses available will be divided into three categories – Diabetes Disease Management, Advanced Diabetes Disease Management and Diabetes Disease Processes.

The new series of  courses, accredited by the American Association of Diabetes Educators (AADE) and the Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR), were designed to teach nurses, registered dietitians, dietitian technicians and pharmacists about diabetes, its signs and symptoms, the physiological disease process, risk factors for developing the disease and treatment options available. Professionals are also taught how to counsel, coach and manage patient contact to ensure improved success with diabetes prevention and maintenance. In addition, the courses will explain how to educate patients about the disease and how to manage it, including lifestyle changes, pharmacological interventions and personal care.

“There are currently 25.8 million people living with diabetes in the United States. That’s 8.3 percent of the population that will need professional care for the disease at some point in their life,” said Will Passano, vice president, NetLearning. “Diabetes is a complex disease that requires specific care and daily management, making it important for healthcare professionals to be knowledgeable of the treatment and care. These new courses from NetLearning were created to be offered via NetLearning’s LMS as a quick and convenient way to fit diabetes education into the busy lifestyle of today’s healthcare workers. The abundance of valuable information, packaged with interactive features and job aids, make these courses a vital part of any healthcare worker’s continuing education.”

Developed by practicing experts, and reviewed by subject matter experts in nursing, dietetics and pharmacy, the courses in this series feature interactive quizzing, printable job aides, case studies, “think about it” questions and case-bound quizzes. These useful features help learners to receive immediate feedback, for on-the-spot learning, and help them to apply the topics learned to real-world situations. Available to both individuals and institutions, each course will take between one and three hours to finish and learners who successfully complete the courses will have the opportunity to earn continuing education credits. The series is divided into the following categories:

  • Diabetes Disease Management
    • Learning and Behavior Change in Diabetes Management
    • Exercise and Physical Activity in Diabetes Management
    • Monitoring Glycemic Control in Diabetes Management
    • Nutrition and Healthy Eating in Diabetes Management
    • Advanced Diabetes Disease Management
      • Acute Complications in Diabetes Care
      • Diabetes Medication Therapy
      • Risk Reduction for Chronic Complications of Diabetes
      • Diabetes Disease Processes
        • Type 1 Diabetes Disease Process
        • Type 2 Diabetes Disease Process
        • Gestational Diabetes Mellitus (GDM) Disease Process

 For more information on this new series of diabetes courses, or any other courses offered by NetLearning, please visit


About NetLearning and Cengage Learning
Cengage Learning is a leading provider of innovative teaching, learning and research solutions for the academic, professional and library markets worldwide. NetLearning, part of Cengage Learning, is an e-learning solutions provider developing products specifically for the health care industry since 1995. The NetLearning product suite allows for the deployment, management, and reporting of training-related activities. For more information about NetLearning, please visit


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