Certified Diabetes Educator® (CDE®) Certification Preparation Course

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*Registration payment includes Credit Cards and Interfund Transfers ONLY.

Target Audience

Registered nurses, pharmacists, dietitians, clinical psychologists, occupational therapists, optometrists, physical therapists, physicians, physician assistants, exercise physiologists (certified ACSM), podiatrists, and health care professionals with a master’s degrees or higher in social work who are interested in learning more about Diabetes and sitting for the certification exam to become Certified Diabetic Educators.


Are you prepared to pass your CDE exam? This two-day course provides a comprehensive review to help prepare for the NCBDE exam. It is intended for qualified individuals who have job responsibilities that include the direct provision of diabetes self management education.

For full eligibility requirements, you will need to visit the NCBDE website:

Marilyn K. Wilson-Sherwin, MSN, RN, FNP, CDE
Nurse Practitioner in the Diabetes Clinic at Southern Regional AHEC

Susan M. Miller, PharmD, MBA, CDE, BCPS, FCCP
Clinical Pharmacist

Identify knowledge needed to successfully prepare to take the certification exam;
Assess learning and self-care behaviors of the patient with diabetes;
Describe successful interviewing techniques to obtain a complete health history and patient needs specific to diabetes;
Discuss current treatment guidelines for the patient with diabetes;
Identify strategies for enhancing collaboration, compliance, and counseling;
Describe complications of non-compliance: chronic and acute for the diabetic
patient; medical and surgical treatment options;
Discuss non-insulin pharmacotherapy options for the treatment of type 2 diabetes;
Discuss different insulin delivery devices;
Discuss various insulin based regimens for the treatment of diabetes;
Review special documentation requirements;
Discuss implications for program development and management; and
Review principles of nutrition and ADA guidelines.

CE Credits:

For Nurses:
14.75 CNE Contact Hours
Charlotte Area Health Education Center (AHEC) Nursing Education is an approved provider of continuing nursing education by the North Carolina Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.

For Pharmacists:
The University of North Carolina Eshelman School of Pharmacy is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education. The program ACPE #0046-9999-19-280-L01-P for 14.75 hours. (Pharmacists) provides 14.75 contact hours of continuing pharmacy education credit. To receive CE credit, you must complete the CE attendance form and the evaluation of the program. Statement of credit can be viewed and printed in CPE Monitor. Statements of CE Credit will be processed in approximately 2 to 3 weeks.
**No partial credit will be available**

For Dietitians:
This activity has received prior approval by the Commission on Dietetic Registration for 13.0 hours Continuing Professional Education (CPE) credit – Activity #149718.

Certified Diabetes Educator® and CDE® are federally registered trademarks owned and controlled by the National Certification Board for Diabetes Educators (NCBDE). Charlotte AHEC is not affiliated or endorsed by NCBDE. The NCBDE only accepts clock hour CEU credits from programs approved by providers on the NCBDE list of “Recognized Continuing Education Providers.”


Sophia Moore-Dennis, 704-512-6537


Dr. Susan M Miller, PharmD, Marilyn K Wilson-Sherwin, MSN, FNP, CDE
Oct 15 - 16, 2019
Check-In Time
8:00 AM
14.75 - Contact Hours
14.75 - ACPE
14.75 - CNE Contact Hours
Charlotte AHEC
Classroom 14
Oct 15 - 16, 2019
Charlotte AHEC
Classroom 14
Registration Fee after September 24; Lunch provided for both days.
CNE Contact Hours
Contact Hours