The future for Diabetes Educators looks bright. In this economy, it reassuring to hear that the demand for Diabetes Educators will continue to grow over the coming decades. Even more exciting is the projected increased role of Diabetes Educators in prevention education and in a variety of work settings. There has never been a more significant and relevant time to be a part of the diabetes education movement. Diabetes Educators’ knowledge of behavior change and community outreach are needed now more than ever. Where ever you are in your diabetes career, we are here to help through our courses and resources. Click here to get started.
Increased Demand for Diabetes Educators Expected
As the diabetes epidemic worsens, there is an ongoing need for Diabetes Educators according to a study released in 2011 by the American Association of Diabetes Educators. This number will increase as more individuals – such as those with pre-diabetes – become eligible for diabetes education.
Other key findings from the survey indicate that the job market for diabetes educators will be robust:
“The research confirms that diabetes education is a growing and vitally important health care specialty,” said Lana Vukovljak, Chief Executive Officer of AADE. “Diabetes education, in addition to being a public health benefit, is a proven way to reduce health care costs.”
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