November 4th is Certified Diabetes Educator Day! 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)”. 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.