Diplomas, Certificates and University Degrees

United Kingdom

Postgraduate Diabetes Education – Cardiff University

PG Diploma and MSc in Diabetes – University of South Wales

Diabetes MSc – University of Glasgow

MSc/PG Diploma/PG Certificate in Diabetes – University of Warwick

MSc/Postgraduate Diploma/Postgraduate Certificate – University of Chester

MSc/Postgraduate Diploma/Postgraduate Certificate – University of Leicester

Diabetes Care – University of Salford Manchester

United States

In the US, healthcare professionals work together to form a diabetes care team for each patient. As a result, formal education options involve obtaining university and post-graduate degrees in pertinent fields. A typical diabetes care team includes one or more:

Primary Care Physician

Endocrinologist (Hormones Doctor)

Nurse Educator

Ophthalmologist (Eye Doctor)

Mental Health Professional (social workerpsychologist, psychiatrist, etc.)

Podiatrist (Foot Doctor)


Exercise Physiologist

Nurses, dietitians, doctors, pharmacists, podiatrists, counselors, or exercise physiologists may also earn certification as Certified Diabetes Educators. They gain the CDE credential through learning more about diabetes, and then passing a national exam.