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Credentialling Program

Who is a Credentialled Diabetes Educator® (CDE)?CDE logo

A CDE is a health professional who has been recognised by ADEA for their specialist knowledge and professional development in the field of diabetes education. CDE is a registered trademark allowing the ADEA to define who can use it.

Recognition as a CDE is ADEA’s assurance to people with or at risk of diabetes, their families, carers and health care providers that they can expect to receive quality diabetes education and advice when consulting with a CDE.

CDE’s must demonstrate ongoing participation in professional development within the specialty of diabetes education in accordance with the ADEA Credentialling and Re-Credentialling Program to gain and maintain recognition as a CDE yearly.

CDE vs a DE (Diabetes Educator)

Only a CDE is recognised by

What does a CDE do?

CDE’s assist people with diabetes and those at risk of developing diabetes by empowering them to effectively self-manage the care and treatment of their diabetes or prediabetes.

CDE’s work in a variety of settings including:  hospitals, Community Health centers, Medical centers, Doctor’s rooms and in private practice. They can provide:

A CDE may be a:


How to become a CDE – Initial Credentialling

Information about Re-credentialling for CDEs