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Important Notice about the DEEP™ Program Heading link

Effective July 1, 2021 administration of the Diabetes Empowerment Education Program (DEEP™) has moved to the University of Illinois Chicago’s Office of Technology Management.

For questions related to DEEP™, please contact Jon Gortat at ­

DEEP™ Training Heading link

There are three levels of DEEP™ trainers:  Senior Trainers, Lead Trainers and Peer Educators.

Senior Trainers train Lead Trainers, Peer Educators and persons with diabetes or clients.

Lead Trainers train Peer Educators, persons with diabetes or clients.

Eligibility to attend the Senior and or Lead Training requires professional experience and/or an academic background in allied health professions.  Senior Trainers must have extensive experience using DEEP™. Senior Trainers and Lead Trainers include nurses, dietitians, pharmacists, doctors, social workers, and community health workers or other professionals with experience in diabetes education.

Peer Educators train persons with diabetes or clients. Peer Educators can be diabetes patients or community members who want to help other residents understand how to manage their diabetes and avoid complications.

Every person with diabetes, community health worker or health professional who wants to teach DEEP™ must be trained. Individuals who wish to facilitate DEEP™ workshops must be trained by an authorized DEEP™ Senior Trainer or Lead Trainer.