What is a Certified Diabetes Educator?

A Certified Diabetes Educator® (CDE®) is a health professional who possesses comprehensive knowledge of and experience in prediabetes, diabetes prevention, and management. The 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 (Examination) is designed and intended for health professionals who have responsibilities that include the direct provision of diabetes self-management education (DSME), as defined by NCBDE. 

Click here to 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 2014 Examinations.

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