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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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    4. More Educators Are Needed

    As the prevalence of diabetes continues to rise, so does the need for quality educators who can help patients better manage the disease.

    "The diabetes educator is the logical facilitator of change," writes lead author Sandra D. Burke and colleagues in a 2013 study published in the Diabetes, Metabolic Syndrome and Obesity: Targets and Therapy Journal. "Access to diabetes education is critically important; incorporating diabetes educators into more and varied practice settings will serve to improve clinical and quality of life outcomes for persons with diabetes."

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    Jill Sederstrom
    Jill Sederstrom is a Contributing Editor

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