The programs are based upon defined practice levels for diabetes educators. These distinct levels are differentiated by educational preparation, credentialing, professional practice regulations, and the clinical practice environment.
There are two separate career paths:
Diabetes Paraprofessional, Levels 1 and 2
Diabetes Educator, Levels 1 and 2
Before enrolling in any program, review the detailed descriptions of each level, the competencies for each practice level, as well as the FAQs about the program. (See Related Resources below.)