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CDE Exam Preparation Sessions


These sessions are designed to help prepare you to write the Certified Diabetes Educator examination and will cover key topics, provide study tips and an opportunity for Q&A.


These sessions will be facilitated by Trina Fitter RD CDE, Resource Clinician and Project Lead for Waterloo Wellington Diabetes. 


Session # 1: Lifestyle & Mental Health Recommendations


  • Review physical activity and nutrition
    guidelines, smoking cessation, diabetes
    and driving, mental health as well as self management strategies.




Session # 2: All About The Numbers


  • Learn tips on how to prepare for the exam, review definitions, diagnosis criteria, screening algorithms, risk reduction strategies, glycemic targets/monitoring
    recommendations, hypoglycemia and
    hyperglycemia emergencies.

Session # 3: Pharmacotherapy & Diabetes Complications/Comorbidities

  • Review current medication treatment options, dose adjustments, dyslipidemia, hypertension,heart disease, CKD, retinopathy, neuropathy, foot care, sexual dysfunction.


Session # 4: Special Populations
  • Review diabetes in pregnancy guidelines, diabetes in indigenous peoples, older adults, pediatrics, in-hospital management recommendations.




Upcoming Sessions
Session Date Time Location Register
Session #1 March 26, 2024 2:00pm- 4:00pm ONLINE VIRTUAL CLASSROOM COMPLETE
Session #2 April 9, 2024 2:00pm- 4:00pm ONLINE VIRTUAL CLASSROOM COMPLETE
Session #3 April 16, 2024 2:00pm- 4:00pm ONLINE VIRTUAL CLASSROOM COMPLETE
Session #4 May 7, 2024 2:00pm- 4:00pm







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