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Why Diabetes Awareness Is Part of Hispanic Heritage Month

Many health professionals can help you learn to manage your diabetes; but the one you want to see is the health professional who has taken the extra step to become certified in diabetes education. Take control of your health today, and ask your primary care provider for a referral to a certified diabetes educator (CDE)®.

Who are CDEs?

CDEs are health professionals who have knowledge and skill in diabetes education, providing at least 1,000 hours of patient education, passing a rigorous exam, and maintaining this highly respected credential in the healthcare industry.

What do CDEs do?

A CDE is a partner. Your CDE will work with you to develop a plan and provide the tools you believe will best help you manage diabetes on a daily basis. 

When should I consult a CDE?

Ask for a referral to a CDE today and during important life stage transitions. Ongoing support from a CDE helps you take control and build the skills that can help you feel your best.

Where can I find a CDE?

The National Certification Board for Diabetes Educators (NCBDE), the organization administering the CDE program, offers an online CDE locator service. Find a CDE today.  

Why should I see a CDE?

Successful diabetes self-management involves knowledge about a broad range of topics, such as adding activity, healthy eating, how to take medication as directed, and coping with stress. It’s not easy to gain all of the necessary knowledge alone. With the help of a CDE, you can learn how to effectively manage and improve your health.

The National Certification Board for Diabetes Educators, [email protected]

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