Private health insurance
Credentialled Diabetes Educators (CDEs) have been recognised as the appropriately qualified health care professionals to provide diabetes education to Australians with diabetes that have private health insurance.
Reimbursement for the consultation fee is only available to those who have purchased an insurance product, or a level of insurance cover, which includes ancillary services and/or services provided by allied health care professionals. Some health insurers will also allow those who are eligible to claim an annual amount of ‘health dollars’ or ‘bonus’ or ‘loyalty’ reimbursement to use this benefit for diabetes education services.
To avoid disappointment, the Australian Diabetes Educators Association (ADEA) encourages all people with diabetes to contact their private health insurer to check if their level of insurance cover includes diabetes education prior to consulting a CDE. Very few insurers include diabetes education in their products. To find out more about this issue, please click here.
Looking for diabetes education services?
To locate CDE in your area, please click here to return to the 'Find a CDE' search function of this website.
To locate specialist diabetes education centers or services recognised by the National Association of Diabetes Centers, please click here.