Diabetes is growing into a worldwide epidemic due in part
to heredity and genetics, but also because of changes in lifestyle.
It is a multidimensional problem that affects the physical,
mental, and financial health of individuals with diabetes and
has ricochet effects in the world as a whole.
The good news is that studies have shown that type 2 diabetes
can be prevented, and that with all types of diabetes better
management means prevention of complications. Armed with the
right knowledge and tools, people with diabetes can now lead
long healthy lives.
People need diabetes education to acquire the knowledge necessary
to successfully manage this epidemic. Most health care practitioners
do not have the specialized education or hours it takes to
impart more than cursory knowledge to their patients. Certified
Diabetes Educators do. Certified Diabetes Educators are qualified
health care professionals who have spent many hours working
with people who have diabetes and have passed an exam certifying
their excellence in diabetes education.
I am a Certified Diabetes Educator (CDE) who has been working
with people with diabetes for over 30 years in various settings.
I work directly with people with diabetes, coordinate programs,
write for various diabetes magazines and websites, and provide
consultation for companies who want to reach the diabetes community.
I have also applied for and received American Diabetes Association
I want to help those with diabetes improve their health and
quality of life. I also want to help your company reach out
to improve the lives of people with diabetes.