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Centre for Diabetes and Endocrinology

Diabetes Care Centre Mentorship Program

Mentorship Program testimonials


"The mentorship program was very useful to me. It gave me hands-on and in-depth experience on managing complex diabetes cases including clients on multiple daily injections. I was able to brainstorm some of the cases I had at work with my mentors and they provided me with useful feedback. The case study component of the program was also very helpful. I recommend the program to other diabetes educators that are looking for more experience in managing complex diabetes clients."


"Collaboration and mentorship are essential factors that positively impact professional practice with respect to  knowledge, confidence, and clinical judgment. In turn, the support of the program and staff has helped to strengthen and enhance my skills, so I am better able to support the clients I work with."


The St. Michael’s Hospital Centre for Diabetes and Endocrinology has a formalized, self-directed professional development and mentorship program. This program is to assist community educator nurses, dietitians and pharmacists in developing confidence and competence in the area of Type 1 Diabetes and insulin requiring Type 2 diabetes.

Our patient population are managed either through multiple daily injections or with insulin pumps. Our multidisciplinary team of nurses, dietitians and pharmacists are all trained in insulin dose adjustment and have advanced certification not only as certified diabetes educators but as insulin pump trainers.

Our team of experts will aid diabetes educators in their professional growth through self-study, clinical observations, case studies and direct mentorship.  The time required may vary depending on the experience of the individual clinician. At a minimum, the program would run for a period of two to three months. 

The cost is $600.

For more information about the program and to apply, please see the brochure and application below.