Also referred to as: Clinical RN Educator - Diabetes, Diabetes Education Coordinator, Diabetes Nurse Educator, Diabetes Patient Educator
Requirements and Responsibilities

Diabetes Educator educates patients on the necessary lifestyle changes involved in a diabetes diagnosis, including nutrition, medication, physical activity and glucose testing. Collects patient data to monitor health status and proactively manage the patient's condition. Being a Diabetes Educator facilitates skill development and behavior modification so that the patient is able to successfully manage the disease. Typically requires a bachelor's degree in nursing or equivalent. Additionally, Diabetes Educator typically required to be a Certified Care and Education Specialist (CDCES). Typically reports to a manager or head of a unit/department. The Diabetes Educator occasionally directed in several aspects of the work. Gaining exposure to some of the complex tasks within the job function. To be a Diabetes Educator typically requires 2-4 years of related experience.

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