Diabetes Educators Reduce Care Costs and Improve Outcomes
Dear [Decision Maker],
As a diabetes educator and your constituent, I am writing to introduce myself and to discuss ways to respond to the diabetes epidemic gripping America. According to the CDC, approximately 9.4 percent of the U.S. population has diabetes. Another 84.1 million Americans have prediabetes, a condition that if not treated often leads to type 2 diabetes within five years.Diabetes educators are nurses, dietitians, pharmacists, and other health care practitioners who specialize in working with individuals to manage their diabetes. They help people learn how to monitor blood glucose, take insulin and medications, improve their diets, and lead more active lives. Diabetes educators also help people with prediabetes to prevent or delay the onset of type 2 diabetes. Diabetes educators take the time to make sure that people set plans and goals for treating and self-managing their diabetes.
Sincerely,[Your Name] [Your Address] [City, State ZIP][Your Email]