The Essentials


Certified Diabetes Educator

The Essentials is a practical approach to caring for your patients living with diabetes, based on the Diabetes Canada Clinical Practice Guidelines.

The Essentials Certified Diabetes Educator can be used as a clinical resource tool to stay apprised of best practices in diabetes education and management, for ongoing personal professional development, or to help you prepare for the CDE examination.

The Essentials will be updated to reflect Diabetes Canada Clinical Practice Guidelines annually so you will always have the best information at your fingertips.

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The Essentials

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Clinical Resource Tool

The information you need to care with confidence for patients living with diabetes.

Our Program is suitable for:


CDE Study Resources

The Essentials is a trusted resource for those studying to become Certified Diabetes Educators (CDE). 

The knowledge therein is based on Diabetes Canada Clinical Practice Guidelines, updated annually. 

Included in this package are practice tests for each section, and a practice exam. Learners will also have access to a community forum of other learners studying for the CDE exam.

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