Beaty Receives Certified Diabetes Educator (CDE) Designation

4/17/2014

The National Certification Board for Diabetes Educators (NCBDE) announced recently that Kimberly E. Beaty, RN of Abbeville Diabetes Care, a department of Abbeville Area Medical Center (AAMC) achieved Certified Diabetes Educator® (CDE®) status by successfully completing the Certification Examination for Diabetes Educators. Candidates must meet rigorous eligibility requirements to be able to take the Examination. Achieving certification status demonstrates to people with diabetes and employers that the health care professional possesses distinct and specialized knowledge, thereby promoting quality of care for people with diabetes. Currently, there are over 17,000 diabetes educators who hold NCBDE certification.

Kimberly has been employed by the medical center since 2005, first as a nurse with Health Related Home Care, a division of AAMC, where she enjoyed working with patients in their home, and especially helping them with their diabetes management. In July 2012 she accepted a position with Abbeville Diabetes Care where she could put her passion to work full-time and pursue further education in diabetes care and treatment.

“We are very proud of Kim and the hard work she put in to receive her CDE status. She truly is committed to her patients and to providing them with the best care possible,” stated Rich Osmus, AAMC CEO. “We are also excited that we are now able to expand our diabetes services with two Certified Diabetes Educators at Abbeville Diabetes Care.”

NCBDE was established in 1986 to develop and administer a certification program for health care professionals who teach individuals with diabetes how to manage their disease. Through the development, maintenance, and protection of the certification process and the CDE credential, NCBDE recognizes and advances the specialty practice of diabetes education. NCBDE supports the concept of voluntary, periodic certification for all diabetes educators who meet credential and experience eligibility requirements. For more information, visit the web site at www.ncbde.org or call the national office at 877-239-3233 or 847-228-9795.

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