The CDE is the gold standard but acquiring this qualification requires a lot of work. Here are some suggestions about where to start. The DNIG executive put together this information a few years ago with the help of DNIG member Aileen Knip RN BScN MN CCHN CDE.

Canadian Diabetes Educator Certification Board (CDECB)
The CDEC Board is responsible for the development and administration of the certification program for Certified Diabetes Educators (CDE) in Canada.

The Diabetes Canada Clinical Practice Guidelines are intended to guide practice; inform general patterns of care; enhance diabetes prevention efforts in Canada; and reduce the burden of diabetes complications. The intended users are all health-care professionals that are involved in the management of people with diabetes and those at risk of developing diabetes, with a particular focus on primary care or “usual care” providers. The guidelines are also intended for people living with diabetes.

Diabetes and Food Insecurity - Diabetes Canada Policy Position

Food insecurity among Canadian families  - Health Canada Study

Maple Leaf Centre for Food Insecurity  and Here


Now that all Canadians are feeling the pressure of higher food costs it is more important than ever to address the issue of food insecurity in people with diabetes.