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What is the role of a Credentialled Diabetes Educator?

A Credentialled Diabetes Educator (CDE) is a University trained Health Professional who possesses comprehensive knowledge of and experience in pre-diabetes, diabetes prevention, and diabetes management. CDE's provide high quality diabetes self-management education for all types of diabetes across the lifespan and the continuum of the disease progression, from newly diagnosed, through to type 1, type 2 and gestational diabetes review of management, and end of life care. CDE's provide person-centred care regarding lifestyle modification, appropriate blood glucose monitoring, complications screening and management, psychological screening, monitoring using appropriate pathology, and diabetes medication. CDEs are recognised by NDSS (National Diabetes Services Scheme), Medicare Australia and the Department of Veterans Affairs, as well as Private Health Insurers. They may work in hospitals, community health centres, and other department funded services, not-for-profit organisations and/or in private practice.

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