Ascensia Diabetes Care is rolling out a free online educational platform for healthcare professionals (HCPs) working with people with diabetes. The On@Pro tool, piloted in September 2020, is developed in partnership with the TUMAINI Institute in Germany through a collaboration with Professor Peter Schwarz, a globally renowned diabetes expert.
The are several modules, split into basic, advanced and add-on modules; each takes approximately 30 minutes to complete. The 18 basic modules cover diabetes prevention, diabetes-related complications, diabetes in daily living and diabetes management, including nutrition and activity, self-monitoring of blood glucose, oral antidiabetic drugs, and insulin dosing. The nine advanced modules cover specific diabetes sub-groups or diabetes in particular scenarios – in pregnancy, in the elderly population, or adolescents and children. The final add-on modules cover e-health in diabetes, diabetes in Ramadan and blood glucose awareness training.
Rob Schumm, President at Ascensia Diabetes Care, says, “Through our conversations with healthcare professionals, we became aware of a strong desire for a more comprehensive education platform in diabetes. One of our priorities is to provide free educational resources to HCPs that can build a greater understanding of diabetes and its management. We believe this will equip GPs, nurses and pharmacists with the knowledge needed to advise and support people to more effectively self-manage their condition.”
The On@Pro platform is easily accessible and offers bite-size modules for effective and efficient continuous learning. The tool is currently available in 13 countries, including those in the Middle East, South Africa, Egypt, India, Malaysia, Singapore, Hong Kong, the Philippines and Nepal, with plans to add additional markets throughout 2021. It can be accessed via Android, Microsoft and iOS.