This mini-course offers an introduction to key diabetes literature that has shaped the management of diabetes in Canada. This mini-course will prepare you for the course work found in our

Diabetes Manager University (DMU) training program.

In our short program you will:

  • Read summaries of 3 key diabetes clinical trials and reflect upon the findings of those 3 trials.

  • Complete a reading related assignment to assess your understanding of the research of the DCCT, EDIC and UKPDS studies.

  • Reflect on your next steps.

I'm Michelle Archer, a Registered Dietitian and Certified Diabetes Educator in Canada who has a vision for

Making a Difference in Diabetes.

I've worked as a Diabetes Educator for over 15 years and focused my work towards individuals who are struggling with managing their health and their diabetes. I also deliver health professional training programs to further Make a Difference. The Diabetes Manager University (DMU) training program mentors health care professionals to be more effective in their interactions with their patients living with diabetes.

I'm driven by my mission to change the way both patients and practitioners experience diabetes education, management, and community healthcare services. I know first-hand that these health journeys can be better for the patient/client with more access to trained experts and community. This is why I created my programs - to give people with diabetes access to trained experts and to give health professionals more skills and confidence when helping their patients with their diabetes care.


Frequently Asked Questions

  • How long do I have access?

You have lifetime access to this free training.

  • What if I have questions that aren't answered in the training?

Send us a message through the course portal or email at and we'd be happy to get your questions answered.

  • What if I want more? How can I learn about the Diabetes Manager University Program?

Visit the course page to read through what the course modules entail. We also have a free welcome video that you can watch to learn more.