Diabetes Education

Diabetes is a highly prevalent and costly chronic disease.

The incidence of diabetes is growing at an alarming rate in the United States, and the need for education and action is more critical than ever.

Approximately 23.6 million people in the US have diabetes

In 2007, medical expenditures were 2.3 times higher for people with diabetes than for those without diabetes.

Self-management education and training are crucial to improving patient outcomes.

Self-management education and training are parts of a collaborative process between Diabetes Educators, patients and healthcare professionals. This collaboration helps empower people with or at risk for diabetes to successfully manage the disease.