About Diabetes Education

Diabetes educators are licensed health care professionals—registered nurses, registered dietitians and pharmacists, among others—who specialize in helping people with diabetes understand how to best manage their health. Learn more about diabetes education here:

What is Diabetes Education?

Understand the elements of diabetes education, and learn more about the role of diabetes educators.

Resources for People with Diabetes

If you have diabetes, you know how challenging it can be to manage your disease. Learn more about how a diabetes educator can help you, find a diabetes educator near you, and learn more about the AADE7 Self-Care Behaviors™, the seven most important areas to focus on when you are trying to manage your diabetes. If you've been referred, this is where you can learn more about what's next for you.

Also, learn more about Diabetes Goal Tracker, a mobile app that will help you to set and track your behavior change goals.

Provider Information and Referrals

As the number of people with diabetes increases, the demands on your time and practice will continue to escalate. Learn more about how and why to work with diabetes educators, including the benefits of diabetes education, what to expect when working with a diabetes educator and how diabetes education can help your patients. One of the most important things relating to the success of diabetes education is follow-up from you. Learn more about the importance of that follow-up in your patients' care.

Most importantly, you can gather the resources you need to make a referral and find a diabetes educator.