Association of Diabetes Care & Education Specialists

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The Benefits of Diabetes Education

Diabetes education pays off. That’s because research shows people who have received diabetes education are more likely to:

  • Use primary care and preventive services
  • Take medications as prescribed
  • Control their blood glucose, blood pressure and cholesterol levels
  • Have lower health costs
Diabetes self-management training is a benefit covered by Medicare and most health plans when provided by a diabetes care and education specialist within an accredited/recognized program.
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