Frequently Asked Questions
  • What is Help Defeat Diabetes Trust ?
  • Who is the course meant for?
  • What is the duration of the course?
  • What are the course fees?
  • Do I get a certificate at the end of the course?
  • What are my job prospects on completion of the course?
  • How do I apply?

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  • Dr.Chandalia's DENMARC


An award for problem resolution in Diabetes education
Sponsored by Dr. Chandalia’s Diabetes Endocrine Nutrition Management & Research Centre

Prize money of Rs. 10,000 for reporting a problem case

Dr. Chandalia’s DENMARC aims to enhance the quality of Diabetes education in India by creating a world-class research and education environment and to build up a platform of networking and knowledge sharing within diabetologists and/or diabetes educators.

Challenges in Diabetes Education 2019 places special emphasis on supporting educational initiatives that have the potential to improve and significantly revolutionize diabetes care, enhance self-management and/or support patients with Type 1 or Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus. The educator should describe an individual or group case history and identify the problem in diabetes education. Furthermore, s/he should describe the plan of education to resolve the issue, partly or totally. The issue described may be related to patient perceptions, knowledge, behaviors and implementation of advice given. S/He should describe her struggle in resolving the issue including her triumphs and failures, the methodologies used and ethical, socio-economic and behavioral aspects of the case.

General Rules and Regulations regarding the eligibility Criteria for the Award

  • The applicant of the Award should be a citizen of India.
  • The case discussion should be on the subject of Diabetes Education.

The best case chosen by a group of referees will be awarded "Challenges in Diabetes Education Award- 2019" - which will carry a cash prize of Rs 10,000. The awardee will get the opportunity to present the case in the annual meeting of Association of Diabetes Educators and publish it in the journal of Diabetes Education.

The last date for the submission is 20th September, 2019!!!!

Tips for Living with Diabetes & its complications

Diabetes Myths & Facts

Job Opening: Dietitian cum Diabetes Educator

Diabetes Educator Course (Certificate Course)

The electronic Diabetes Educators Course (eDEC) is available to graduates in Nutrition, Nursing, Pharma, Occupational and Physiotherapy (eg- BSc Nutrition, BSc Nursing, B Pharm, Bachelors of OT, Bachelors in PT). Additionally, these students should be working for a 3 months period at one of the centres recognized by HDDT under a recognized mentor. It is a 6 month course, punctuated by continuous self assessment test and 1 final test taken on-line under the supervision of their mentor. Upon successfully passing the test, a certificate of training by Dr.Chandalia's DENMARC and HDDT is issued.


Course Content

Section I
History and Etiopathophysiology
Section II
Epidemiology, Diagnosis, and Classification
Section III
Management of DM
Section IV
Comorbid conditions in DM
Section V
Short-term and acute complications in DM
Section VI
Chronic complications in DM
Section VII
DM through lifecycle
Section VIII
Self-management and day to day care of DM (Living with DM)
Section IX
Counseling strategies and communication skills
Section X
New frontiers in DM
Living with Diabetes

A person with diabetes can lead as normal a life as any one else. A determined effort at lifestyle changes can dramatically convert a dull and ailing life to a robust and healthy one. A person with diabetes must fully arm oneself with detailed knowledge of the disease. This will enable one to manage this chronic illness with ease and efficiency. Currently, there are rapid advances taking place in the understanding and management of this disease, thus making the life of a person with diabetes healthy, funfilled and fulfilling. This booklet will help one understand and manage this disease more effectively. It will empower one to take full control of one’s life. One should be able to manage the disease on a day to day basis, based upon the selfcare skills described and further prevent complications of the disease



  • Dr. (Prof.) Hemraj Chandalia

Contributors to Course

  • Dr. Hemraj Chandalia
  • Dr. Shaival Chandalia
  • Ms. Sonal Modi
  • Dr. Dhruv Singh
  • Ms. Patricia Sadri
  • Ms. Niyati Likhite
  • Ms. Sweta Maniarr
  • Ms. Sarita Bajaj
  • Dr. V.Balaji
  • Dr. Munichoodappa
  • Ms. Niti Desai
  • Dr. B.K.Sahay
  • Dr. Samar Banerjee
  • Dr. Sunil Jain
  • Ms. Pooja Shah
  • Dr. Arun Bal
  • Ms. Kavita Gupta
  • Dr. Sunil Gupta
  • Dr. Sweety Chandalia
  • Dr. Benny Negalur
  • Dr. Ganpathi Bhatt
  • Dr. Vijay Vishwananthan
  • Ms. Sonia Kakar
  • Ms. Salomee Benjamin
  • Dr. Sharad Pendse


  • Ms. Niyati Likhite
  • Ms. Sweta Maniar
  • Ms. Monisha Joukani