Teaching and Training - Unit of Diabetes

The teaching given by the Diabetes Unit is aimed, fundamentally, at improving knowledge of the current forms of treatment of the disease and its complications.

Postgraduate degrees

The Diabetes Unit is accredited by the International Diabetes Federation (IDF) as an educational center for foreign doctors. Each year it receives two or three Endocrinology residents from other Spanish hospitals who stay in the Unit to complement their knowledge in advanced diabetes (MIRCOM) together with our own Center's residents (in various specialties: Family and Community Medicine, Cardiology, Nephrology, etc.) and our Hospital's Endocrinology and Nutrition residents.

The Unit has the first official master's degree aimed primarily at nursing professionals: Official Master's degree from the University of Barcelona: "Bases for the Care and Education of people with Diabetes". In addition, several members of the Unit collaborate as teachers in other Master's degrees, such as the Master's in Biomedicine at the University of Barcelona, the Master's in Innovation in Nutrition, Chronic Diseases and Healthy Aging at the University of Barcelona and, finally , the official Master's degree in clinical research of the Autonomous University of Barcelona.

Continuing education

The Unit teaches different courses:

  • Clinical Diabetes Forum. National scope, aimed at endocrinologists.
  • Course-workshop on technology applied to diabetes. Course conducted jointly by the Endocrinology Services of the Sant Joan de Déu Clinical and Pediatric Hospital. National scope, for endocrinologists and pediatricians dedicated to diabetes and for advanced practice nurses from the same teams.
  • Training week-stay for nursing. National scope, for Nurses.
  • Update day on diabetes for primary care doctors. AISBE area, aimed at doctors specializing in Family and Community Medicine.
  • Online course on the management of Diabetes Mellitus 2. Intended for Argentinian doctors with a one-week training stay at the Unit and for a maximum of six people.

Currently pending are specific courses focused on addressing retinopathy or the management of gestational diabetes intended for AISBE doctors.

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