Becoming a diabetic educator

  1. Help! I graduated in December 1998 with my BSN. I am really interested in becoming a diabetic educator. However, I have no idea where to start. I am currently a staff nurse on a med-surg unit. Any advice & info you could give me would be great. Thanks!
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  3. by   NCNocRN
    Log onto the American Diabetes Association website ( is some info here. There is a diabetes education certification review textbook that one needs to study (pretty thick) and a certification test (which allows one to be certified for five years, I believe).
  4. by   NCNocRN
    Oops! Wrong internet address! Go to THEN go to NCBE. They have some strict requirements--1000 hours prior experience with educating diabetic clients. You can also e-mail them at