I am a postpartum/L&D nurse that is interested in becoming a certified diabetes educator (diabetes has always interested me when I was a nursing student!). I have been speaking with our diabetes educator at my hospital and she is going to try to get me in and she said she will train me personally.
However,I am sure there is going to be some interview process with the manager and I rarely deal with diabetic patients on my floor. My only experience is with GDM's and they don't eat in labor and after they are delivered, they are virtually "cured"! I've never done med surg/ICU/telemetry/etc where nurses would see more diabetic patients than I do. And it's been a while since I've been in nursing school
. I have been reading up on medications, type 1 vs 2, DKA, etc as a refresher.
Any tips on what topics I should refresh my memory on.