Be The Better Diabetes Educator 

“Getting to the core of resistance

and motivation for sustainable

Behaviour Change” to help &

support your clients in managing


A skill based exclusive training event focusing on increasing your  “skill inventory” so you can increase your confidence in teaching & counseling your clients to better manage their diabetes.

Hosted and presented by professionals & Certified Diabetes Educators.

A variety of topics 

Carefully selected topics that focus on enhancing your skills in managing your clients living with diabetes

Managing your clients living with diabetes is all about “CHANGE” and change can be hard. Hence all topics included in this event will support you in supporting & moving your client/s forward in the “CHANGE” continuum. 

Pattern Management

As diabetes educators we often encourage our patients to monitor blood glucose (SMBG) & use glucose pattern management as a tool to interpret the patterns to help & support patients achieve their glucose goals. Seeing the effects that increased activity or modified carbohydrate intake can have on lowering glucose levels is a powerful motivator for patients and reinforces successful behaviors. 

Early detection of retinopathy

Early detection of signs, symptoms and treatment of diabetic retinopathy can prevent any complications or diabetes related blindness. There are simple ways to diagnose the problem and prevent vision loss for your patients.

Teaching adults

The learning process of adults is considerably different from children. When children learn they are amongst students of their own age & usually to impress parents & teachers. However when it comes to adults, they choose to advance their skills or knowledge. They come with life experiences & that impacts the learning process. 

Health Literacy

Health Literacy is defined in the Institute of Medicine report, Health Literacy: A Prescription to End Confusion, as “the degree to which individuals have the capacity to obtain, process, and understand basic health information and services needed to make appropriate health decisions.”

Motivational Interviewing

MI is a style of conversation to steer a person towards change. It involves organizing the conversation in such a way that it naturally directs the person to consider their own reasons and ideas about that change, which are often more powerful than our own.

Schedule of events

Friday, May 22nd 2020

Applying adult education principles to your advantage


Health Literacy – Keeping the Message Simple


All you need to know about insulin




Visual Signs & Symptoms to look for in your clients 


Interpretation of blood sugar patterns in diabetes management

Wrap up & questions

Friday 9am-10am
With Alka Chopra

Friday 10:15am-11:30am
With Sally Kirby

Friday 11:45am-1pm
With Roshanak Parastesh

Please return at 1:30pm

Friday 1:30pm-2:45pm
With Dr. Monika Chugh

Friday 3:00pm-4:15pm
With Roshanak Parastesh

Friday 4:15pm-4:30pm 

Saturday, May 23rd 2020

Motivational Interviewing Bootcamp


Motivational Interviewing Case Studies


Wrap Up & Questions


Saturday 10:00am-1:00pm
With Alka Chopra

Saturday 01:00pm-1:30pm
With Sally Kirby

Saturday 01:30pm-2:00pm


The speakers for this innovative event have been leaders in their respective fields and will be sharing different perpectives & skills that can signifcantly enrich your current practice.

Alka Chopra

Event Organizer, Registered Dietitian, Certifed Diabetes Educator

Alka is a Registered Dietitian & Certified Diabetes Educator with a wealth of experience in adult learning & chronic disease management. She is a CCMI (Centre for Collaboration Motivation Innovation) trained facilitator for Motivational Interviewing, Brief Action Planning & Health Literacy. She is also trained faculty for Institute for Healthcare Communication in Choices & Changes.

Applying adult education principles to your advantage: Friday May 22nd @ 9:00am – 10:00am

Motivational Interviewing Bootcamp: Saturday May 23rd @ 10:00am – 2:00 pm

Sally Kirby

Registered Dietitian & Certified Diabetes Educator

Sally Kirby is a Registered Dietitian and Certified Diabetes Educator, with over 25 years’ experience. Sally has worked as a dietitian in a variety of settings, including hospitals and outpatient clinics. Currently, Sally is the coordinator of the ODS Self-Management Program in the Central LHIN. Sally has recently completed her Master’s Degree in Distance Education from Athabasca University.

Health Literacy – Keeping the Message Simple: Friday May 22nd @ 10:15am – 11:30am

Motivational Interviewing case studies: Saturday May 23rd @ 1:00pm – 2:00pm

Roshanak Parastesh

Registered Nurse & Certified Diabetes Educator

Roshanak has special interest in diabetes education and insulin teaching. She works very closely with clients who are having difficulties in managing their blood sugars and has gained confidence over the years to initiate insulin while overcoming the barriers that come with insulin initiation.

All you need to know about insulin: Friday May 22 @ 11:45am – 01:00pm

Interpretation of blood sugar patterns in diabetes management: Friday May 22 @ 3:00pm – 04:15pm


Dr. Monika Chugh


Dr. Monika Chugh, is a resident of Fremont, CA, graduate from All India Institute of Medical Sciences, followed by Doctor of Optometry degree from NEWENCO, Boston. She has practiced for more than 20 years and was the managing doctor in her own practice for 10 years. Currently she is the associate doctor in a private ophthalmology clinic where she primarily manages elderly patients with the prime focus being cataract and diabetes. Dr. Chugh is also certified for treatment and comanaging LASIK patients. She has actively helped in local health fairs and webinars focusing on the importance of routine eye exams. She is an active blogger and shares her personal experiences on a regular basis.

Early detection of diabetic retinopathy: Friday May 22nd @ 01:30pm – 02:45pm


Become a TRUSTED practitioner

Being an expert puts you in an “unreachable” place for your clients. So, be a trusted practitioner instead. Learn the skills on how to eastblish a trusted relationship with your clients so they trust you. TRUST is a big word and responsibility!

Learn by Doing

We all learn best when we actually do things.

Some of the presentations will be facilitated workshop style, which means you have the opportunity to actually practice the skills being taught in the workshop. Participants will be divided up into breakout rooms and you will be able to see & talk to each other and actually practice just as you would do in an in-person workshop. Isn’t that cool! We love technology 🙂

Build your learning portfolio

Being a healthcare professional means constantly updating your knowledge & skills to provided quality evidence based care to our clients

The Be The Better Diabetes Educator Day has its foundation in bringing evidence based trainings & presentations that you can add to your learning portfolio. Certificates of attendance will be provided.

Achieve your goals to help support your clients achieve theirs

We all have learning goals to keep us current with new information and continually improve our skills…

That is exactly what this event is all about!. The entire focus is on enhancing your current skills or developing new ones skills that will move you forward so you can move your clients forward in their health goals. 

Become an achiever

Being in a healthcare field, and to be specific in the diabetes field that is all about self-management also means that we focus a lot on our clients making lifestyle changes that are not always well recieved. In short we are always hustling with our clients. Right? So, what does that mean for you? Well, we think it really means that you be your own achiever so you can help & support your clients be thier own achievers.

What you Get by Enrolling

Value packed package to meet your learning needs

6 Interactive Live Workshops

All workshops will be live  you can ask your questions from the presenters and even engage with the other participants.

Workshop style interactive webinars

All presentations will be workshop style so you can practice your skills.

Equivalent CEU Credits

Certificates of attendance will be provided for each training so you can include them into your continuing education portfolio.

6 month unlimited access

Workshops will be recorded. You will have unlimited access to the recordings  for 6 months after the event. This will allow you to make note of any information that you may have missed during the live event.

Private Discussion Community

Your private login will give you the ability to share & discuss your challenges in your practice, ask questions and engage with other participants and the presenters for 6 months.

Zero travel education day

Attend the event in the comfort of your home. If you are unable to make it to the live event, no worries. Log in to your personal account and listen to the presentations at your own convenience.

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All your questions answered!

This is a 100% online event and you will be required to create an account where all the recorded presentations will be uploaded. You can then view the presentations at a later date to refresh and also note anything that you may have missed.

If you still have any questions/concerns please email us:

For how long do I have access to the workshops?

You have unlimited access to the workshops for 6 months. Take notes, view them over & over again, ask questions. Make the most from them.

The timings of the workshops do not work for me!

No worries. All workshops will be recorded and you will find them in your account. You can view them at your convenience. You can post questions as well and we will have them answered.

Do I need any special set up/equipment to view the workshops?

Nope. Nothing at all. The workshops hosting platform may ask you to download some software and thats it. There is no cost to you for the software download and will also not mess up with your computer.

Can I get a refund if I change my mind?

Refunds will be issued only until 1 week before the day of the event i.e May 15th, 2020. Any refund requests after May 15th, 2020 will not be honored.

Can I share my log in with a friend/colleague?

We are working very hard to bring forward a quality education event. And it is nice when participants acknowledge the work that goes int putting together such an event. So, it is preferred that each participant has a separate login.

Why should I attend the event online when there are so many live events?

Great question! Agreed that there are lots of live events. However, with an online event you do not need to rush to the subway, wake up at 6 am and get to the site on time so you so do not miss the sessions. With this type of event you can even attend in your pyjamas and even get back to it if you wish for the next 6 months.

Will I be able to ask the questions?

In a live event, you can ask questions only during the event! In this online event, you can ask questions even after the event in your private login account for 6 months.

Register Now!

This skill based event is one of its kind. Most professional development events are research & knowledge based. This event will provide you with practical tools that you can put into practice. 

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