Delivery Overview

SFBLF education programs and research insights are delivered through:

  • Instructor led tours at our Diabetes Management & Education Centre at the birthplace of Frederick Banting
  • Online, interactive Webinars and self-paced e-learning courses and support tools
  • Special symposia and recognition events
  • Selective, proactive advocacy directed at key influencers and decision-makers in school systems, healthcare, diabetes research organizations, universities, colleges, government ministries and agencies at all levels nationally and internationally;
  • Off-site events and special print media publications and papers, written by Board members and published in 3rd party journals; and via SFBLF Newsletters.
  • Collaboration with partners, teachers, healthcare providers, employers, colleges and universities

SFBLF educational content is adjusted to be age-appropriate and with our site exhibits, complement expected outcomes of the Ontario school system for heritage, history, culture, health, science


SFBLF currently offers 2 e-Learning courses (English only)

Understanding Diabetes

This free Course, developed in 2017, is intended for youth and their family members.

The purpose of the course is to raise awareness about, and understanding of, diabetes and related risks, to foster prevention and to help youth living with diabetes to anticipate and prepare for the transition from paediatric to adult health care.

The Course consists of 3 basic, self-paced, narrated, illustrated Modules.

Each Module is approximately 18 minutes in length and can be viewed at your own pace.

Mental Health & Diabetes in Youth

This free Course, developed in 2016, is for healthcare professionals and school teachers. It may also interest parents of youth living with any type of diabetes. The course has been accredited by the Australian Diabetes Educators Association as a CPD course for their members and consists of 5 Modules, each with a required quiz.

Successful completion results in a Certificate of Completion.


SFBLF undertakes 3 types of research to:

  1. Raise awareness of the diabetes threat for youth and the challenges of living with diabetes
  2. Find insights that help us develop e-Learning courses and supportive tools for clinical innovation
  3. Highlight key research done by others that contributes to new knowledge on major issues such as surveillance data gaps, diabetes at school and comorbidities such as diabetes and mental health in youth


SFBLF tutorials are designed to explain selected key ‘issues’ relating to youth living with diabetes. Most SFBLF Tutorials include:

  1. A list of Learning Objectives
  2. Description of helpful resources for further study
  3. A list of the references cited in the Tutorial