diabetestalk.net

Certified Diabetes Educator Pharmacist

Share on facebook

Your Pharmacist Can Be Your Diabetes Educator

Studies indicate that patients interact with their pharmacists more than all other health care providers. A recent study involving high risk patients (with chronic diseases, including diabetes) found that the patients visited their primary care physician an average of 4 times per year, had 9 outpatient visits per years with specialists, and presented to their community pharmacy 35 times per year (Moose & Branham). With the most frequent face-to-face encounters, pharmacists have the greatest opportunity to give expert clinical support to patients with questions. After more than 35 years as a practicing pharmacist, I know this to be true from personal experience. Even though my practice site is not located in my neighborhood, my patients are more like friends and neighbors. Pharmacists are accessible. We pick up the phone and are always there, no appointment necessary. We know your medical history, your current medications, and what your insurance will, and will not, cover. Therefore, the pharmacist as a diabetes educator is an underused resource that I recommend patients take advantage of. Having trouble with your meter? Take it to the pharmacist (there may even be a free meter prom Continue reading >>

Share on facebook

Popular Questions

  1. MNSPHARM

    Does anybody has any insight on the job market and the actual practice as a certified diabetic educator? It is not that hard to become one and the pay is decent. But want more information of this job title. Thanks.

  2. Dred Pirate

    MNSPHARM said: ↑
    Does anybody has any insight on the job market and the actual practice as a certified diabetic educator? It is not that hard to become one and the pay is decent. But want more information of this job title. Thanks. are you wanting to change professions to a CDE or be a pharmacist with a specialty in diabetes? (two very different things). I know two CDE's at my hospital - I have no idea what the job market is like but there pay is in the neighborhood or a well paid RN

  3. MNSPHARM

    Dred Pirate said: ↑
    are you wanting to change professions to a CDE or be a pharmacist with a specialty in diabetes? (two very different things). I know two CDE's at my hospital - I have no idea what the job market is like but there pay is in the neighborhood or a well paid RN I want to become a CDE. Although legally, for one to become a CDE ,you have be a pharmacist, RN, PA, etc. I want to make it my second profession ( none dispensing, just educating, lol)

  4. -> Continue reading
read more close

Related Articles

  • Certified Diabetes Educator Exam Secrets: Cde Test Review For The Certified Diabetes Educator Exam

    Certified Diabetes Educator Study Guide: Cde Exam Prep and Review Questions Fri frakt inom Sverige fr privatpersoner. Think all CDE study guides are the same? Think again! With easy to understand lessons and practice test questions designed to maximize your score, you'll be ready. You don't want to waste time - and money! - having to study all over again because you didn't get effective studying in. You want to accelerate your education, not mis ...

    diabetes Apr 4, 2018
  • Certified Diabetes Educator Pharmacist

    Fruitland – The National Certification Board for Diabetes Educators (NCBDE) announced that Geoff Twigg, Board Certified Ambulatory Care Pharmacist at Apple Discount Drugs achieved Certified Diabetes Educator® (CDE®) status by successfully completing the Certification Examination for Diabetes Educators. Candidates must meet rigorous eligibility requirements to be able to take the Examination. Achieving certification status demonstrates to peop ...

    diabetes Apr 24, 2018
  • Certified Diabetes Educator Daily Activities

    By Gary Scheiner MS, CDE As we all know, there is no shortage of fancy gadgets for those of us with diabetes. We have pumps and pens for delivering insulin. Meters and continuous monitors for measuring blood sugar levels. Digital scales for counting carbs. Pedometers and accelerometers for tracking physical activity. Not to mention the growing number of cell phone apps and online programs for collecting and tracking data. With all this technology ...

    diabetes Apr 24, 2018
  • What Is A Certified Diabetes Educator And What Do They Do?

    By Patty Cebulko, manager of The Health Plan’s Disease Management department. Patty is a Registered Nurse and Certified Diabetes Educator, and works to educate and support people to understand and live well with diabetes. November is Diabetes Awareness Month, and November 6 through 12 is National Diabetes Educators Week. This week is set aside to give special recognition to the nurses, dietitians, pharmacists, and other licensed health care pro ...

    diabetes Apr 23, 2018
  • Certified Diabetes Educator Responsibilities

    A certified diabetes educator (CDE) is a health care professional who is specialized and certified to teach people with diabetes how to manage their condition.[1][2] The CDE is an asset for those who need to learn the tools and skills necessary to control their blood sugar and avoid long-term complications due to hyperglycemia. Unlike an endocrinologist, the CDE can spend as much time with a patient as is needed for education and emotional suppor ...

    diabetes Apr 24, 2018
  • Pharmacist Diabetes Educator Certification

    No. DASPA is not a diabetes certificate program. The DASPA program is a two-part continuing education program that provides pharmacists with extensive education and training to complete the steps required by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) for pharmacists to offer a recognized diabetes education program in their communities. CMS only acknowledges facilities accredited or "site recognized" to bill Part B for diabetes self-manag ...

    diabetes Apr 24, 2018

Popular Articles

More in diabetes