Certified Diabetes Educator

A female doctor talks with a senior male patient.According to the American Association of Diabetes Educators, diabetes affects nearly 26 million people, 8.3 percent of the U.S. population, and there are 79 million people who are considered to have prediabetes according to 2011 statistics. The number of Americans with diabetes is projected to double or triple by 2050. The American Diabetes Association reaffirms those numbers and estimates that 1.9 million cases of diabetes per year are diagnosed in people over age 20.

BayCare is on the front lines fighting this epidemic. We have diabetes education teams in many locations to help you manage your condition. Your education team includes registered nurses and registered dieticians who are Certified Diabetes Educators (CDEs) with special training in diabetes management.

CDEs are certified through the National Certification Board of Diabetes Educators and are held to very high standards. Your CDE team will teach you about:

  • Meal planning
  • Blood glucose monitoring
  • Medications
  • Reducing risks of complications
  • Problem solving
  • Healthy coping
  • Being active

Talk to your physician about getting a referral to our Diabetes Education program or for more information call us at (855) 404-3339.

Learn more about Pediatric Diabetes and Endocrinology Services.