The International Diabetes Federation recognises the urgent need to reach a great number of healthcare providers with the best diabetes education materials in order to promote improved daily diabetes management and care skills and prevent disabiling complications. Innovative, appropriate educational tools are key to engage and motivate all learners and facilitate effective learning.
IDF has developed a Peer Leader Training Manual to train Peer Leaders (PL) to provide on-going diabetes self-management support as part of a larger study. Diabetes self-management education (DSME) has long been considered a cornerstone of diabetes care and multiple studies and meta-analyses have found DSME to be cost-effective and effective for improving metabolic and psychosocial outcomes, at least in the short term.
The Manual is available on CD-ROM.