About Diabetes Education
This section defines diabetes education, helps people locate a diabetes educator in their area, offers resources to physicians, promotes a team approach to diabetes self-care and provides access to the scope and standards of the profession.
Diabetes educators can be found in many different healthcare settings – hospitals, physician offices, clinics, to name a few. Many are also in private practice. Make an appointment with one in your community today.
AADE's practice documents inform and support the practice of diabetes education. They include official documents such as the Guidelines for Practice of Diabetes Education and the supporting Competencies for Diabetes Educators; the Scope and Standards for Diabetes Educators; the Scope and Standards for Diabetes Education by Pharmacists; the National Standards for Diabetes Self-Management Education; position statements and white papers.
Learn more about good diabetes management using the AADE7 Self-Care Behaviors (healthy eating, being active, monitoring, taking medication, problem solving, reducing risks and healthy coping) and working side-by-side with a diabetes care team. View videos on the 7 behaviors, download a useful guidebook and read the diabetes education patient blog.
Diabetes education leads to improved clinical outcomes. This link provides physicians with a referral form for diabetes education, as well as medical nutrition therapy.
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