BALTIMORE — In this video exclusive, Endocrine Today Diabetes in Real Life columnist Susan Weiner, MS, RDN, CDE, FAADE, talks with former U.S. Surgeon General Kenneth P. Moritsugu, MD, MPH, FACPM, about current successes and concerns in public health policy as it relates to diabetes.
Diabetes educators have been key to recent improvements in health literacy, Moritsugu said, and their increased involvement as part of the health team should be a policy goal. “Unfortunately, diabetes educators still have not been recognized to be compensated for what they provide. From a policy perspective, the contribution of diabetes educators to the diabetes prevention and intervention modality, there is unquestionably a benefit that far exceeds the cost,” Moritsugu told Endocrine Today.
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