EDUCATION

LyraEDISServletThe UF Diabetes Institute is proud to be a leading education provider to patients, staff and clinicians involved in diabetes care. We strive to foster the knowledge and clinical experience necessary to develop basic skills and training to assist and care for all who manage this disease and its complications.

Comprehensive programming

Diabetes self-management education is critical. People with diabetes can learn to take control of their lives by learning to manage the disease with the latest advances in diabetes care and nutrition education.

The UF Health Diabetes Self-Management Education Programs in Gainesville and Jacksonville, as well as UF IFAS Extension offices counties offer patients access to some of the most comprehensive educational programming available.

  • The UF Health Diabetes Self-Management Education Program is recognized by the American Diabetes Association for Quality Self-management Education. With the program’s unique hands on approach, people with diabetes can improve their quality of life while delaying and preventing the complications of this condition. Learn more.
  • Extending services throughout the state’s 67 counties, UF IFAS Extension agents teach healthy eating and risk factor programs in many local extension offices that empower Florida residents to take control of the disease, as well as working to prevent the growing incidence through modest lifestyle change. Learn more.

Continuing Medical Education for Allied Healthcare Professionals

The University of Florida aims to improve the effectiveness of diabetes treatment, education and counseling by providing physicians, nurses, dietitians, pharmacists and other health professionals with instruction that will enable them to incorporate current information, research, clinical practice and educational methodology into their patient care and teaching. Detailed course information can be found on the UF Continuing Medical Education website.