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HRRMC's Jon Fritz Earns Certified Diabetes Educator Status

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.Jon Fritz

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