Diabetes Care and Education Competencies
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a breakdown of each domain with available ADCES education.
Practice Competencies for Diabetes Community Care Coordinators and Health Care Professionals
We have long held the position that all people who work in health care and community health settings should have sufficient knowledge of diabetes and the skills and ability required to provide safe and effective care. Once the DCES competencies were established, dedicated ADCES members undertook a modified Delphi study, seeking to create competencies for additional members of the diabetes care team.
The purpose of this modified Delphi study was to develop care and professional education competencies that address prediabetes, diabetes and cardiometabolic conditions at the individual and population levels.
The targeted audiences for these expanded competencies included:
- Community workers who serve as a bridge between populations and the health care systems, and
- Point-of-care clinicians who care for people with diabetes and related conditions in the general health care system but who are not specialized in diabetes care and education beyond their current clinical training.
To learn more about the skill set necessary to effectively care for and educate people with diabetes and related conditions, read the ADCES-implemented nationally modified Delphi study.
Job Description Template
Use this template to create a comprehensive job description based on the competencies for diabetes care and education specialists.
Build Your Career in Diabetes Care and Education: Utilizing the ADCES Competencies For Future Growth
Co-author Sandi Burke joins us to break down how you can utilize the revised competencies as a master list of skills for thoughtful self-assessment and strategic professional development in this podcast episode on The Huddle.