The CDE is an invaluable asset to those who need to learn the tools and skills necessary to control their blood sugar and avoid long-term complications due to hyperglycemia. Unlike an endocrinologist, the CDE can spend as much time with a newly diagnosed person as is needed both for educational purposes and emotional support.
Typically the CDE is also a nurse, dietitian, pharmacist or social worker who has further specialized in diabetes education and care management. Formal education and years of practical experience are required, in addition to a formal examination, before a diabetes educator is certified. In the US, certification is awarded by the National Certification Board for Diabetes Educators. In Canada, certification is awarded by the Canadian Diabetes Educator Certification Board. (CDECB)
In the Philippines, any allied health care professional may apply to be a diabetes educator after taking special courses from the Philippine Association of Diabetes Educators (PADE) or Association of Diabetes Nurse Educators of the Philippines (ADNEP). Qualified graduates of diabetes educator courses can practice as a professional diabetes educator in any Center for Diabetes Care (CDC) clinic network. The Diabetes Nurse Educator (DNE) and Certified Lay Educator (CLE) are the equivalent of CDE certificate in the Philippines.
Debbie Sears has achieved a Certified Diabetes Educator designation from the National Certification Board for Diabetes Educators.(Health Services)(Brief Article)
Feb 07, 2005; Debbie Sears has achieved a Certified Diabetes Educator designation from the National Certification Board for Diabetes Educators....