Diabetes is a complex disease and can affect persons of all ages. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), more than 30 million Americans have diabetes and could face its devastating consequences if left untreated. While diabetes is serious, common, and can be costly, it is also controllable. There are many things people with diabetes can do to lead a full life, while preventing or delaying complications. Through one-on-one personalized education we can help persons learn to better understand their diagnosis and optimize the best plan to manage diabetes.
Diabetes Education includes, but is not limited to, the following areas:
- Type I or Type 2 Diabetes
- Gestational Diabetes (occurring during pregnancy)
- Continual Glucose Monitoring
- Sensor and Pump Training
- Insulin and Noninsulin Training
Benefit From a Certified Diabetes Educator
A Certified Diabetes Care and Education Specialist (CDCES)is a health professional who possesses comprehensive knowledge and experience in diabetes prevention, prediabetes, and diabetes management. The CDCES educates, supports, and advocates for people affected by diabetes. CDCES’s have passed a rigorous exam to show they have this specialized knowledge. Diabetes education from a CDCES can lead to better control, which can make you feel like yourself again.
Medicare, Medicaid and most commercial insurances are accepted with a diagnosis and a referral from your physician. Simply talk to your healthcare provider at your next appointment and ask them for a referral, it’s that easy.
Diabetes and Nutrition Education Center, a Department of Berkeley Medical Center, is certified by the American Diabetes Association as meeting the national standards for diabetes self-management education.
A referral from your physician is required to schedule an appointment. Ask your doctor if you can benefit from Diabetes Education.
Medicare, Medicaid and most commercial insurances are accepted with a diagnosis and a referral from your physician.
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