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Lines of Work

Lines of Work – Profesional Masters’ Degree in Diabetes Education

1. Teaching and learning in diabetes
Description: Development and application of teaching, learning and motivational techniques to promote behavioral changes in patients with diabetes and their family members in dealing with the disease, with the further aim of identifying the barriers to learning.

2. Diabetes education for self-care
Description: Development and application of educational programs, preferably within the Unified Health System (SUS), aimed at self-care and reduction of diabetic complications.

3. Diabetes education for families
Description: Development and application of educational programs regarding the care of diabetic patients by family members, with the aim of reducing or preventing diabetic complications.

4. Diabetes Education for the Community
Description: Development and implementation of educational programs regarding diabetes care for the whole community with the aim of reducing or preventing diabetic complications.

5. Application of carbohydrate counting in the management of blood glucose levels
Description: Creation of programs and educational materials for use in carbohydrate counting therapy (food choice nutrition therapy in type 1 diabetes), with the aim of providing guidance for diabetic patients, family members and health professionals.

6. Diabetes education for visually impaired persons
Description: Development of techniques, materials and educational programs aimed at patients with diabetic retinopathy-related visual impairment, with the aim of providing patients, families and carers with learning tools for circumventing the limitations imposed by the chronic complication of the disease.

7. Diabetes education for non-readers
Description: Development of techniques, materials and educational programs aimed at patients with diabetes who lack elementary education (total or partial incapacity to read and write), with the aim of providing opportunities for self-education and self-care, thereby avoiding acute and chronic complications of the disease.

8. Cultural and psychosocial adequacy of patients with diabetes
Description: Development of programs, techniques and educational materials adapted specifically to the psychosocial, cultural and age level of people with diabetes and directed at families and community professionals with the aim of providing support for diabetes treatment.

9. Handling chronic diabetes complications
Description: Development of programs, techniques and educational materials aimed at self-care by patients with diabetic chronic complications, particularly those with increased risk of foot amputation.

10. Diabetic education in hospital settings
Description: Development of programs, techniques and educational materials aimed at patients with diabetes who are hospitalized, at the time of diagnosis or during the clinical intercurrences of the disease,

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