Diabetes educators play a vital role in supporting people living with diabetes to manage their condition and achieve optimal health outcomes. They help patients understand their diagnosis and treatment as well as empower them to develop effective self-care behaviors.
The responsibilities of the diabetes
educator include: assessing diabetes risk, evaluating patients’ needs, teaching patients to self-manage their care (E.g. monitor blood sugars and medications), recommending appropriate diet and exercise regimens, and developing individualized follow-up plans.