SALIDA, Colo.-Jon Fritz, wellness supervisor at Heart of the Rockies Regional Medical
Center, recently became a Certified Diabetes Educator® (CDE®).
Fritz successfully completed the certification exam for diabetes educators
administered by the National Certification Board for Diabetes Educators
(NCBDE). Candidates must meet rigorous eligibility requirements to be
able to take the exam.
Currently, there are about 19,000 diabetes educators who hold NCBDE certification.
It is estimated that there are 1,600 diabetes patients to every one CDE.
Certified Diabetes Educators provide one-on-one sessions and group classes
to help individuals with diabetes or prediabetes better understand how
food, medicine, activity, and illness interact and change over time. The
CDE educates and supports people affected by diabetes to understand and
manage the condition. These classes are usually covered by insurance.
HRRMC hosts diabetes self-management education classes the first four Mondays
of even months (excluding December) from Noon - 1:30 p.m. in the hospital's
second-floor conference rooms. For more information or to register for
a class, contact Jon Fritz at 530-2057 or firstname.lastname@example.org.