Diabetes Courses

You can gain learn more about diabetes nursing through course work and independent study. These are the two main options. Depending on where you live, it might be possible to join a study group to prepare for diabetes certification.  Information on courses is provided below.

Independent Study

Useful websites for information on diabetes nursing and conferences, are listed below.

RNAO Diabetes Best Practice Guidelines. These guidelines, which DNIG members helped to develop, are available in English, French and Italian.

Reducing Foot Complications for People with Diabetes and the related Diabetes Foot: Risk Assessment Education Program

Educational Funding

RNAO Educational Funding
RNAO menbers have access to grants, bursaries and fellowships, and discounts on publications.

The Nursing Education Initiative Grant Program, supported by the Ministry of Health and Long Term Care provides grants for continuing education to assist nurses to improve their knowledge and professional skills.

DNIG Bursaries 2016


DNIG will offer three bursaries in 2016. The bursaries, described below, are managed by the Registered Nurses Foundation of Ontario (RNFOO).

DNIG Bursary Winners 2012

Lisa Gurman, a graduate student in the Masters in Nursing Program of the University of Toronto, won both the Margaret Myers, Diabetes Clinical Practice award and the Mary Ann Murphy Memorial Diabetes Award.

Once again, there were no candidates for the Ernie “Aieh” Jacobs Memorial Award.

Diabetic Nursing Interest Group - Website Launch 2012

Welcome to the next exciting stage in the evolution of the Diabetes Nursing Interest Group (DNIG).

From today, this is the main home of ALL our newsletter, events, members’ voices, and resources. The new website also has exactly the same content as our old site, which we will be switching off altogether in the very near future.

We hope you'll enjoy this new, cleaner layout.

The executive team will post items of interest in the ‘News’ section. 

We encourage all members to comment on items they find interesting (no sign-in required).