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Diabetes Education Recommendations:

We recommend the following free resources, articles, study tools, online courses and websites. We invite you to our online Diabetes Fundamentals to Advanced Course Series. This series of webcasts provides learners with the essential “nuts and bolts” of diabetes education and care. Quick Links:


  • According to the National Certification Board for Diabetes Education » (NCBDE) you need to have your professional license for at least 2 years as a RN, RD, PT, PharmD, PA, MD (and others) plus accumulate 1000 hours of diabetes self-management education experience to take the CDE®* exam.
  • CDE® Exam 2015 Application and Handbook » Published by the National Certification Board of Diabetes Educators. This document provides the complete and official listing of all of the requirements to become a CDE®. Intstructions on how to apply, study resources and the application are also included. Download Handbook Here » 
  • Sign up for our Free Webinar: Preparing to take the CDE® Exam » This webinar reviews CDE® exam eligibility requirements, the exam format and study strategies. Beverly also provide test taking tips, sample test questions and the reasoning behind choosing the right answers. This webinar is highly recommended for anyone considering taking the CDE® Exam. This course does not qualify for CE Credit, but it does provide lots of great info. It’s easy and free!



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Medication and Insulin PocketCards


Diabetes Education Review Guide


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*Certified Diabetes Educator®* and CDE® are registered marks owned by NCBDE. The use of DES products do not guarantee successful passage of the CDE® exam. NCBDE does not endorse any preparatory or review materials for the CDE® exam, except for those published by NCBDE.”