Kentucky Governor Steve Beshear has signed a bill that will require a license to practice diabetes education. The bill exempts certain health care professionals from licensing restrictions and creates the Kentucky Board of Licensed Diabetes Educators. According to a press release from the American Association of Diabetes Educators, "Diabetes educators are highly skilled professionals integral to the multidisciplinary diabetes care team. They counsel patients on how to incorporate healthy eating and physical activity into their life. They also help patients understand how their medications work, teach them how to monitor their blood glucose to avoid the risk of complications, and give them the ability to problem solve and adjust emotionally to diabetes."