Diabetic Educator?

  1. I'm considering taking a one day a week diabetic educator position where I work, in addition to my regular part time FTE. I've been looking for a change and it's been open for some time. I would be working closly with the dietician. Has anyone ever done this? The hours would be flexible. I really enjoy patient teaching and working with patients and families.
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  2. 6 Comments

  3. by   sirI
    Hi, jlsRN,

    Check out this thread in the Diabetes/Endocrine forum:

    http://allnurses.com/forums/f261/how...or-104983.html

    There are a couple diabetic educators here on the site. Hope they will chime in here, too.
  4. by   FireStarterRN
    Thanks for the link sirI
  5. by   country mom
    I encourage you to check out the American Association of Diabetes Educators. Their web is www.aadenet.org. I started with a once-a-week position in education. There I found my true passion and have worked my way into a full-time education position. The AADE is an excellent resource and I encourage anyone in diabetes education to check it out.
  6. by   woody62
    Quote from country mom
    I encourage you to check out the American Association of Diabetes Educators. Their web is www.aadenet.org. I started with a once-a-week position in education. There I found my true passion and have worked my way into a full-time education position. The AADE is an excellent resource and I encourage anyone in diabetes education to check it out.
    Not only are they a wonderful organization but they are extremely help if getting one's self certified as a diabetic educator.

    Woody
  7. by   NTPinky
    I have a per diem job working with gestational diabetic patients at a County clinic. I LOVE the job, my patients, and my co-workers. I have also created written patient educational materials (in English and Spanish, since most of our pts are Spanish speakers). Go for it!
  8. by   FireStarterRN
    Thanks for the encouragement. I sent an email and received one back encouraging me to look into it. I think I'd be good at it.

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