The fundamental objective of the Certificate Course in Evidence Based Diabetes Management is to improve the treatment outcomes for patients by serving as evidence based guidance for clinical decision making in risk assessment, diagnosis, prognosis and management of Diabetes. It is also an effort to translate and transfer emerging evidence from clinical research to clinical practice.
This twelve month on-the-job training program, conducted once a month, is jointly certified by the Public Health Foundation of India (PHFI) and Dr. Mohan's Diabetes Specialties Center, Chennai. The educational grant for the same has been given by MSD Pharmaceuticals India Pvt. Ltd.
This main objectives of the course:
To enhance knowledge, skills and core competencies of Primary Care Physicians in the management of Diabetes.
To develop/update a standard teaching protocol and module for evidence based learning on Diabetes.
To build a network of Primary Care Physicians and specialists in the field of diabetes.
Update primary care physicians with the latest advancements in the field of diabetes.
It is vital to mention that Dr. Mohan's Diabetes Education Academy (DMDEA), Chennai, the academic unit of Dr. Mohan's Diabetes Specialties Center, has been recognized by the International Diabetes Federation (IDF), Brussels (Belgium) as an IDF Center of Diabetes Education for the period 2013-2015. It is one of the only eight Centers recognized by IDF worldwide.
The CCEBDM Cycle I program was launched across the country on 8th August, 2010. It covered 57 cities across 18 states. The fundamental groups involved in this course are the national experts, regional faculty, observers and participants. A panel of 15 national experts, comprising some of India's nationally and internationally acclaimed Diabetologists and Endocrinologists, were involved in curriculum review and in deciding course execution. One hundred and twenty eight regional faculty, who are some of the country's most prominent Diabetologists and Endocrinologists, trained 1,208 primary care physicians in 100 centers. There were 72 single trainer centers and 28 merged centers with two regional faculty. The ratio of trainer to participant was 1: 8-10. Sixty one percent of the participants had an MBBS degree and 39 percent had post graduate degrees in various medical fields. Sixty one eminent observers selected from all over the country were actively involved in regular monthly monitoring of the Program modality.
After the successful completion of the first cycle, the second cycle was launched on 11th December, 2011. It took place in 65 cities across 19 states & 1 Union Territory with 119 centers (89 Single and 30 Merged) in India. There were 149 Regional Faculty & 1568 Participants in Cycle II.
Cycle III was launched on 24th February 2013 in 73 cities across 19 states & 1 Union Territory with 134 centers (104 single and 30 merged) in India. There were 164 Regional Faculty & 2306 Participants in cycle III.
Cycle IV was launched on 15th March 2015 in 74 cities across 22 states & 2 Union Territory with 130 centers (98 single and 32 merged) in India. There are 162 Regional Faculty & 2461 Participants and 61 Observers.