The increasing global prevalence of diabetes poses huge social and economic burden, especially to countries in Asia and the Pacific regions. Diabetes care is complex, and there is an increased need for healthcare professionals to equip themselves with diabetes management and education knowledge and skills to cope with this public health “tsunami”.
Since 2018, the International Medical University (IMU), in Kuala Lumpur Malaysia has offered the Postgraduate Diabetes Management and Education program (PGDME) to working healthcare professionals who want to enhance their patient care portfolio with a formal Diabetes Educator qualification. The IMU PGDME is amongst the highest accredited qualification of its kind in Southeast Asia and is at par with international standards. Currently, students of this program learn by attending online sessions and physical classes at the university campus. We hope to offer the IMU PGDME program as a 100% online course offered in an open and distance learning (ODL) mode to make this program more accessible. Open and Distance Learning (ODL) is a way of learning remotely without being in regular face-to-face contact with the instructor. The ODL program will offer flexibility to healthcare professionals to upskill the diabetes care they give, from anywhere and at any time over the internet. Therefore, you are invited to complete this survey at https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/YLW8SWB or scan the QR Code in order to obtain your input as well. This survey takes about 10 minutes to complete. All information will be held in strict confidence. Your participation is completely voluntary. Thank you for considering this request. If you require additional information or have further queries, please email us at email@example.com. We would like to thank you for your input. Yours sincerely, MDES Executive Committee
Dear Valued MDES Members,
The Malaysian Diabetes Education Manual 2nd Edition was launched on 7th November 2020 during MDES Webinar 2020.