Individuals interested in obtaining the IDC Certificate


The IDC Certificate is available for individuals who complete 25 hours of Inclusive Diabetes Care training in five topic areas

  • Weight Inclusive Diabetes Care
  • Health Equity
  • Trauma
  • Counseling
  • Disordered Eating & Disordered Coping

Correctly answer 120 questions on the 150 question exam

The IDC Certificate can be obtained with or without CPE.

Did you attend the 2019 or 2021 WN4DC Symposium and want to complete the IDC Certificate? Learn How

Learning Objectives for Track 1,

Weight Inclusive Diabetes Care

  • Defining weight stigma and bias
  • Cite research exploring the impact of weight stigma and bias on self-care and diabetes
  • Cite at least five concerns about diabetes research: 
  • understanding correlation vs causation, 
  • defining behaviors vs outcomes, 
  • moderators and mediators in research, 
  • the problem of reductionist thinking in the face of a complex and dynamic condition, and 
  • Understanding the core defects of type 2 diabetes 
  • Communicate the ADCES self-care seven behaviors in a weight inclusive manner
  • Communicate inclusive diabetes care by implementing the joint language guidelines of the ADCES
  • Communicate the intersection and emerging trends include but are not limited to communication, self-assessment, research, trauma, race, gender, and social determinates of health, and disrupting the status quo regarding weight-centered care
  • Effectively assessing and disrupting inadequate systems to improve patient outcomes and experiences
  • Engage in self-reflection to describe your personal relationship with weight stigma and bias 


Track 2: Fostering Health Equity


  • Defining health equity in general and in diabetes care
  • Reviewing the research regarding the prevalence and impact of health equity or inequity in diabetes care
  • Identify at least four barriers to health equity including
  • Intersection ie: with race, racism, 
  • Past, present, and future barriers to health equity
  • Access (financial ability, transportation)
  • Identify at least four ways to improve health equity including
  • The concepts and guiding principles of disruption, societal (laws and views) Organizational/Institutional, Professional, and Personal
  • Resources allocation: Exploring the concept of privilege
  • Research, Program, and Outcomes: A review of effective efforts 
  • Intersection and emerging trends include but are not limited to communication, self-assessment, research, trauma, race, gender, social determinates of health, and disrupting the status quo regarding health inequity
  • Describe how health equity improves outcomes for all


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Track 3: Trauma-Informed Care in Diabetes


  • Defining trauma
  • Defining the purpose and learning objectives of the trauma-informed approach? 
  • Four key assumptions of a trauma-informed approach? 
  • Six principles of implementing a trauma-informed approach 
  • How does trauma impact health, self-care, and health equity? 
  • Understand trauma in the context of your community 
  • Intersection and emerging trends include but are not limited to communication, program development, self-assessment, research, race, gender, social determinates of health
  • Effectively assessing disrupting inadequate systems to improve patient outcomes and experiences
  • The role of identifying and strengthening resilience in addressing trauma-informed care


Track 4: Counseling


  • Self-acceptance and Nonjudgmental counseling framework 
  • Principles of self-acceptance
  • Nonjudgmental counseling framework
  • Research review and evidence regarding self-acceptance and nonjudgmental counseling models
  • Separating weight from health and diabetes care
  • Understanding diet culture
  • Understanding gender and diet culture
  • Understanding the conditions for disordered eating
  • Identifying at-risk populations
  • Trauma, diabetes, and self-care behaviors
  • Understanding power dynamics within healthcare
  • The art of listening vs telling
  • Patient-centered medical care
  • Principles
  • Research
  • Implementing
  • Understanding the principles of therapeutic counseling in a non-therapy position.
  • Intersection and emerging trends include but are not limited to communication, self-assessment, research, trauma, race, gender, social determinates of health diabetes care.
  • Effectively assessing and disrupting inadequate systems to improve patient outcomes and experiences
  • Identifying/Sharing local support systems to meet the needs of diverse groups


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Diabetes, Disordered Eating, and Coping


  • Overview of disordered eating
  • Overview of disordered coping including addiction, self-harm, subclinical eating concerns 
  • Disordered eating and diabetes
  • Screening for disordered eating in diabetes care
  • Review of research 
  • Intersection and emerging trends include but are not limited to communication, family dynamics, diabetes distress, internet-based resources, trauma, race, gender, social determinates of health diabetes care race.
  • Effectively assessing and disrupting inadequate systems to improve patient outcomes and experiences
  • Supporting cultural food choices 
  • For example, explore how diet culture and white supremacy culture may disrupt this support.