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Professional Education

Joslin Diabetes Center is a leader in pioneering approaches to continuing education for healthcare professionals. Joslin's CME and CE activities promote the highest standards of care, drawing on up-to-date medical literature as well as cutting-edge research conducted at Joslin to provide current, relevant, and evidence-based findings from Joslin faculty and other experts.

Our mission is to help providers offer their patients optimal management of diabetes and its related conditions, improved health outcomes, and enhanced quality of life. To that end, we provide continuing medical education for all members of the diabetes team - physicians, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, nurses, dietitians, pharmacists, and other healthcare professionals- in a variety of formats, both live and online, to suit your schedule and preferred learning style.

Proven Success with Educational Outcomes


Joslin Diabetes Center has been at the forefront of measuring educational outcomes for our activities, based on the levels defined by Moore et al.1 We have been involved in several specific projects that measure the impact of our educational activities on clinician performance measures (Level 5) and patient outcomes measures (Level 6). Please click on the link below to read about one of these initiatives entitled Targeting Type 2 Diabetes: Achieving Glycemic and Cardiometabolic Goals. This initiative was supported by educational grants from GlaxoSmithKline LLC and Merck Sharpe and Dohme Corp.

Click here for Final Report

1 Moore DE Jr, Green JS, Gallis HA. Achieving desired results and improved outcomes: integrating planning and assessment throughout learning activities. J Contin Educ Health Prof. 2009;29(1):1-15.

Current Enduring Activities

Insulin Therapy 2014: A Systematic Approach for the Primary Care Setting

Case Scenario 1: Janine
Janine -  50-year-old woman with type 2 diabetes who has not achieved her glycemic targets on maximal oral antidiabetic therapy plus basal insulin.

Case Scenario 2: Henry
Henry - middle-aged man with type 2 diabetes who has resisted the initiation of insulin despite poor glycemic control.

Case Scenario 3: Maria
Maria - older woman with type 2 diabetes and coronary artery disease who has not achieved her glycemic targets.

These activities are supported by educational grants from Lilly USA, LLC, and Novo Nordisk Inc.


Contemporary Approaches to Pediatric Diabetes and Endocrine Disorders

This internet enduring material was developed from the original live event held on August 23, 2014 in Boston, MA. This activity is supported by educational grants from Lilly USA, LLC, Medtronic Diabetes, and Novo Nordisk Inc.


Practicing Lifestyle Medicine: Tools for Healthy Change--Webcast Series

This internet enduring material was developed from the original live event held on June 20-21, 2014 in Boston, MA. Click on the title above to go to the activity.

Poor nutrition. Lack of exercise. Obesity. Smoking. Drinking too much. These all-too-common lifestyle habits are at the root of the leading causes of death in the United States, so helping our patients change these habits can have a huge impact on their health. This course is designed to increase your knowledge of evidence-based lifestyle medicine and help you incorporate it effectively and efficiently into your day-to-day patient care. National experts share the latest developments in the science of nutrition, physical activity, coaching skills, stress management and other topics relevant to primary care providers and their patients.

Note: This tuition-based course is offered through our partner myCME.


Advances in Cardiometabolic Health 2014--Webcast Series

This internet enduring material was developed from the original live event held on June 19-21, 2014 in Boston, MA. Click on the title above to go to the activity.

Cardiometabolic syndrome is a constellation of risk factors that increase the risk of developing cardiovascular disease. While there is some debate as to whether this is truly a syndrome with interconnecting pathophysiologic roots, the clinical implications are clear: these risk factors must be addressed early and effectively to protect our patients from the epidemic of cardiovascular disease.

This comprehensive course developed by Joslin Diabetes Center focuses on practical aspects of primary care for preventing, identifying, and managing cardiometabolic syndrome and cardiovascular disease, including complications and comorbidities. The goal is to improve front-line physicians’ clinical skills so they can address these abnormalities in a timely and effective manner.

Note: This tuition-based course is offered through our partner myCME.

Diabetes Screening and Management in Your Practice.pdf


Joslin at ADA 2015

Joslin held an engaging symposium in conjunction with the ADA's 75th Scientific Sessions:

Complementary Treatments to Enhance Insulin Efficacy: Theory and Strategies

Check back for the upcoming enduring material monograph that will be developed based on the live symposium.

Joslin Clinical Guidelines

To assist physicians and other healthcare professionals in managing the care of their patients with diabetes, Joslin offers approved clinical guidelines on a variety of topics including Adult Diabetes, Pharmacological Management of Type 2 Diabetes, and Continuous Glucose Monitors.

ACCME Awards Joslin CME Accreditation with Commendation