What is a Certified Diabetes Educator?

A Certified Diabetes Educator® (CDE®) is a health professional who possesses comprehensive knowledge of and experience in diabetes prevention, prediabetes, and diabetes management. The CDE® educates, supports, and advocates for people affected by diabetes, addressing the stages of diabetes throughout the lifespan. The CDE® promotes self-management to achieve individualized behavioral and treatment goals that reduce risks and 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 education (DE), 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 read some other CDE stories.

Click here to download the informational brochure for the current Examinations.

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