The National Certification Board for Diabetic Educators (NCBDE) announced that Kathy Brandt at the Heart of America Medical Center achieved Certified Diabetes Educator (CDE) status by successfully completing the Certification Examination for Diabetes Educators. Candidates must meet rigorous eligibility requirements to be able to take the exam. Achieving certification status demonstrates to people with diabetes that the health care professional possesses specialized knowledge, thereby promoting quality of care for people with diabetes. Currently there are over 19,000 diabetes educators who hold NCBDE certification.
“I was inspired to pursue Certification as a Diabetes Educator because the world of diabetes self- management is ever changing and the need for support for those living with diabetes, continues to grow. I wanted to stay abreast of these changes. As a Registered Dietitian I promote healthy eating and weight management in hopes, people can lead healthier lives. This naturally led me to develop a strong passion to not only assist people with managing diabetes, but also provide education for others to delay or prevent the development of Type 2 Diabetes.” States Kathy Brandt.
NCBDE was established in 1986 to develop and administer a certification program for health care professionals who teach individuals with diabetes how to manage their disease. The mission of the organization is to define, develop, maintain and protect the certification and credentialing process to promote quality diabetes education.
For more information about diabetes education or the monthly support group at Heart of America Medical Center in Rugby, contact Kathy Brandt, RD, LRD, CDE at 776.5455 ext. 2204 or Lisa Thorp, RN, CDE at ext. 2327.