What is a Certified Diabetic Educator?

If you have been recently diagnosed with either type 2 diabetes or prediabetes, you should ask your doctor if you can visit a certified diabetic educator.  Since there is no diabetes or prediabetes cure, it is important to be well informed and learn about your condition to prevent progression of the disease and complications from diabetes.

A certified diabetic educator is a health professional who has significant clinical experience with diabetic patients and has undergone additional training to specialize in diabetic education. They are certified by the National Certification Board for Diabetes Educators.

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Diabetes, Complications and Prevention

About diabetes Diabetes is a disease characterized by higher than normal blood sugar levels circulating in the body. The circulating blood sugars are needed by the cells of the body to use as fuel. But in people with diabetes, the blood sugars cannot get into the cells due to an impaired system of the body that normally assists in the absorption of the sugars by the cells. The result of that failure is the circulating higher than normal blood sugar levels.

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