At the ADA 75th Scientific Sessions, the American Diabetes Association, the American Association of Diabetes Educators and the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics released a joint statement that offers guidelines on when, how and what type of education and support people with diabetes should receive.
The statement recognizes the importance of referrals to diabetes education, as patients trust their health care providers. If they stress the importance of diabetes education, patients are more likely to accept it.
The associations also outline four major points at which diabetes education is essential, such as at diagnosis and life change.
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