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Credentialling and Education

Who is a Credentialled Diabetes Educator (CDE)?

Diabetes educators are health care professionals who have expertise and experience in diabetes education and care. They assist people with and at risk of diabetes, their families and carers gain the information, knowledge, skills, motivation and confidence they need to manage their condition and make decisions about their care and treatment. Diabetes educators provide clinical care to the person with diabetes, as well as diabetes specific information and knowledge, self-management education and support.

Diabetes educators assist people with diabetes to adapt to life with diabetes, set goals for implementing and adjusting self-management practices as their diabetes, life or circumstances change. Diabetes Educators work in hospitals and community health centres, medical centres, Physician’s rooms, pharmacies and in their own private practices.

Credentialled Diabetes Educators (CDEs) have been recognised by the Australian Diabetes Educators Association for their specialist knowledge and professional development in the field of diabetes education and care.

How to become a Credentialled Diabetes Educator

Initial Credentialling