November 1st is Certified Diabetes Educator Day, and also marks the start of Diabetes Awareness Month. At our practice this means we are sending a big THANK YOU to Registered Dietitian Deb Lounsbury on our team who is a specialty trained Certified Diabetes Educator or CDE (or as we like to call her a “diabetes guru)”. With an estimated 1/3 Canadians living with Diabetes, or prediabetes, having a Certified Diabetes Educator in our practice is tremendously helpful. If you or someone you know is struggling to manage their blood sugars and is trying to get better control over Type 1 diabetes or Type 2 diabetes, Deb can provide customized help. Deb can show you how to make simple changes in your lifestyle to prevent or delay the onset of developing Type 2 diabetes if your doctor has warned you about having borderline high blood sugars or pre-diabetes. Find out more here: Nutrition Counselling for Diabetes.
A Certified Diabetes Educator (CDE)® is a health professional, committed to excellence in diabetes education, who has a sound knowledge base in diabetes care/management and education processes, as well as good communication skills and who has passed the Canadian Diabetes Educator’s Certification Board (CDECB) exam. Every CDE must be fully registered with a regulatory body in Canada as a health professional and have worked a minimum of 800 hours of practice in diabetes education.