The Australian Diabetes Educators Association (ADEA) has recently approved physiotherapists to be able to complete a post graduate qualification to become credentialled diabetes educators. The decision is made following the application of The Australian Physiotherapy Association (APA) to change the current guidelines by enabling Type II diabetes patients to receive Medicare benefits for five sessions per year of group physiotherapy exercises.
The ADEA has published details of how physiotherapists can become Credentialled Diabetes Educators.® It involves completing a graduate certificate in diabetes education and care that has been accredited by the ADEA.
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