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    Five Reasons to Become a Diabetes Educator

    Why it's a good time to become more involved in diabetes education.

     

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    2. Patients with More Education Have Better Outcomes

    Research has shown that diabetes education can significantly improve patient outcomes. According to one study presented in 2014 by New York Presbyterian Hospital at the American Association of Diabetes Educators Annual Meeting & Exhibition, a diabetes self-management education program at the hospital yielded big results. They reported that after 15 months working with a diabetes educator, those who participated in the program saw an average reduction in their A1c levels of 67%. The study also found that participants LDL cholesterol levels were reduced by 53%.

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    Jill Sederstrom
    Jill Sederstrom is a Contributing Editor

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