presented by Jo Jo Dantone
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Satisfactory completion requirements: All disciplines must complete learning assessments to be awarded credit, no minimum score required unless otherwise specified within the course.
Jo Jo Dantone, MS, RDN, LDN, CDE, FAND
Jo Jo Dantone has been owner and CEO of Nutrition Education Resources, Inc. (NERI) for over 40 years. NERI is a company that provides consultant Registered Dietitian/Nutritionists to health care facilities with an emphasis on geriatric and diabetes care. Jo Jo received a Bachelor’s degree in Dietetics and a Master of Science degree in Human…Read full bio
1. The Seriousness of the Disease Called Diabetes
Diabetes is being defined as epidemic, pandemic, and syndemic. What does that mean, what statistics support these assumptions? To combat these “demics,” it is essential that diabetes educators be available in all walks of life. To date less than half of all persons living with diabetes have received education, and of all people with diabetes only 14.3% show adequate control of blood glucose, blood pressure, and lipids.
2. Who is Qualified to Perform Diabetes Education?
There are three diabetes educator provider levels of practice. There are two diabetes paraprofessional provider levels of practice. There are five competency domains for both diabetes educators and paraprofessionals. This chapter will define each.
3. How to Become a Certified Diabetes Educator (CDE)
Steps to becoming a Certified Diabetes Educator (CDE) are explained from pre-required education through post-certification maintenance.
4. How to Become a Board Certified – Advanced Diabetes Manager (BC-ADM)
Steps to becoming a Board Certified – Advanced Diabetes Manager (BC-ADM) are explained from pre-required education through post-certification maintenance.