What time contributes towards my 800 hours for diabetes education experience?
Only the time that you spend teaching those with diabetes, those at risk of diabetes, the care givers of those with diabetes, including providing advice on medication and treatment, contributes towards the 800 hours necessary to challenge the examination. This may include, one on one teaching, group teaching or professional consultations.
Items that are NOT considered diabetes education include: charting; the actual filling of a prescription; developing educational materials; taking a course about diabetes, etc. Merely deciding a percentage of your working hours contributes to the 800 hours would be not eligible. During working hours alternate activities, such as breaks, charting, general conversations etc. are not considered part of the 800 hour calculation. Therefore a more detailed review of your daily activities should be calculated by you and reviewed by your supervisor(s). Remember, all candidates are subject to random credentialing of their working hour experience.