Certification as a Diabetes Educator (CDE)
The CDE is the gold standard but acquiring this qualification requires a lot of work. Here are some suggestions about where to start. The DNIG executive put together the information a few years ago with the help of DNIG member Aileen Knip RN BScN MN CCHN CDE.
Canadian Diabetes Educator Certification Board (CDECB) The CDEC Board is responsible for the development and administration of the certification program for Certified Diabetes Educators (CDE) in Canada.
In Session 1 of the DNIG/MHNIG Webcast Series,, Aileen Knip RN BScN MN CCHN(c) CDE talked about recent updates to the CPG, which provide evidence-based recommendations for healthcare professionals to consider in the prevention and management of diabetes.
This presentation is attached in Adobe® Acrobat® pdf format.
We would like to congratulate our colleagues at the Seniors Health Knowledge Network Diabetes Community of Practice (SHKN Diabetes CoP) for receiving the 2012 CDA/DES Practical Diabetes Resource of the Year Award at the national CDA conference this past October. The group received the award for their DVD based resource "Diabetes 101: A Comprehensive Learning Tool for Health Care Professionals in Long Term Care Settings."
You can gain learn more about diabetes nursing through course work and independent study. These are the two main options. Depending on where you live, it might be possible to join a study group to prepare for diabetes certification. Information on courses is provided below.