One of the biggest challenges many educators face is reaching prescribers to let them know about diabetes education. While ADCES’ research shows diabetes education is generally highly regarded by doctors, nurse practitioners and physician assistants, it’s only recommended on average for just 62 percent of their patients. And, it is not always recommended as strongly as it could be. Some providers and prescribers are not aware of local programs or of diabetes education at all. And yet, diabetes care and education specialists can play a vital role in supporting prescribers and their patients.