A certified diabetes care and education specialist (CDCES) is a health professional who possesses comprehensive knowledge of and experience in diabetes prevention, prediabetes, and diabetes care and management. Formed in 1986, the CDCES credential has become a standard of excellence for the delivery of quality diabetes care and education. A CDCES educates, supports, and advocates for people affected by diabetes. A CDCES promotes self-management to achieve individualized behavioral and treatment goals that reduce risks and optimize health outcomes. CDCESs have completed a rigorous process, including passing an exam, to show they have specialized knowledge in diabetes care and management.
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