Diabetes Nurse

A Diabetes Nurse looks after patients with diabetes, a disease that stops the body from producing or absorbing enough insulin.
Required education
Average annual salary
Your role will include sharing information between patients, families and doctors, so your ability to communicate effectively will be key.
What you’ll do
What you’ll do


You’ll teach patients and their families on how to best control symptoms through nutrition, exercise and lifestyle.


You’ll help patients monitor their blood sugar and minimize nerve damage.

Where you’ll work
  • Doctors’ offices
  • Hospitals
  • Outpatient clinics
  • Patient’s homes
  • Pharmacies
How to become a Diabetes Nurse


Work as a Registered Nurse, gaining at least 500 hours’ experience in Diabetes Nursing.


Get your Advanced Diabetes Management Certification from the American Association of Diabetes Educators.


You’re ready to work as a Diabetes Nurse.

The Notes on Nursing Podcast

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  • Diabetes Education and Research with Nurse Judith Aponte
    We discuss diabetes education and research in this episode with Judith Aponte, Ph.D., RN, CDE. Judith is a member of the National Association of Hispanic Nurses (NAHN), and an associate professor at Hunter College School of Nursing, City University of New York. Judith specializes in researching diabetes in Hispanic men and women, who have a...The post Diabetes Education and Research with Nurse Judith Aponte appeared first on Nursing Notes Live.
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