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Diabetes educators are health professionals, such as doctors,
nurses, dietitians, pharmacists, exercise specialists, and social workers, who
specialize in the treatment of people who have diabetes.
Diabetes educators teach about nutrition, exercise, medicine,
blood sugar monitoring, and emotional adjustment to diabetes. They work in a
variety of settings, such as hospitals, doctor's offices, nursing homes, and
neighborhood clinics. They may teach people in groups or individually.
Certified diabetes educators (CDEs) are licensed in their
professional fields in the states in which they practice. Most are certified by
the National Certification Board of Diabetes Educators. Certification is
Current as of:
November 14, 2014
E. Gregory Thompson, MD - Internal Medicine & David C.W. Lau, MD, PhD, FRCPC - Endocrinology
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