One of the most heartbreaking situation stories is when I hear from parents that there is no diabetes educator available to them because either their practice is too small, or the area they live in does not serve enough people.
In as much as I certainly know how important our endocrinologists are, there is no denying that a Certified Diabetes Educator can be worth their weight in gold. A good CDE takes the time to ‘go granular’ when it comes to diabetes care.
When Kaitlyn was younger, we had a fabulous CDE; so good she was that she moved on to earn her Ph.D. and went into diabetes research. Those who obtain their CDE certification go through much to get those initials placed after their name.
So you bet they are important and as they say on TV’s Who Wants to be a Millionaire…..they are our life lines to diabetes care.
What is the most important aspect that you deal with your diabetes educator? Please share.
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