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Diabetes Education -
Karen Thomas

Education
Assessment
Treatment
Prevention

About Karen Thomas

Grad/C Diabetes Education, Bach Health Sci, Registered Nurse, Grad/D Critical Care, Grad/C A&E

What is a Credentialed Diabetes Educator (CDE)?

A healthcare practitioner who has achieved advanced qualifications and is therefore qualified to provide a professional level of diabetes education and care.

Approved to practice in accordance with the National Standards of Practice for Diabetes Educators as directed by the ADEA (Australian Diabetes Educators Association), Karen Thomas symbolises quality, expertise, high standards and experience in diabetes education.
Approval to hold a provider number with Medicare, thereby providing clients with medicare rebates when referred by a GP.
 
Only Diabetes Educators who have completed the ADEA Credentialing Program are awarded the CDE status. CDE’S are required to demonstrate ongoing participation in professional development within the speciality of diabetes education. 

Focus

- Diabetes self-management education
- Dietetics
- Education for health professionals
- Group consultation
- Home visits
- Individual consultation
- Insulin initiation
- Medicine review of Gestational Diabetes
- Pre-diabetes
- Pregnancy in diabetes
- Type 1 diabetes
- Type 2 diabetes