What is a Certified Diabetes Educator?
A Certified Diabetes Educator® (CDE®) is a medical/health care professional who possesses comprehensive knowledge of and experience in diabetes management, pre-diabetes, and diabetes prevention. A CDE® educates and supports people affected by diabetes to understand and manage the condition. A CDE® promotes self-management to achieve individualized behavioral and treatment goals that optimize health outcomes.
The Certification Examination for Diabetes Educators is designed and intended solely for health care professionals who have job responsibilities that include the direct provision of diabetes self-management education (DSME), as defined by NCBDE. It is not for those who may perform some diabetes related functions as part of or in the course of other usual and customary occupational duties. Review Eligibility Requirements.
Click here to see why some health care professionals choose to become CDEs and to maintain their certification.
Click here to download the informational brochure for the 2013 Examinations.
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