The CBDCE Diabetes Care and Education Specialist Mentorship Program was created to promote careers that will lead to a CDCES designation and improve access to much needed diabetes care and education (DCE).
This optional program partners experienced, CDCESs with health professionals who are interested in gaining experience in providing diabetes education. The program helps them accrue experience in order to meet the practice requirement for CDCES.
Being a mentor is personally and professionally rewarding – plus your volunteer activities can be counted as hours toward your CDCES renewal.
Consider helping a colleague obtain the DCE hours they need to become a CDCES by becoming a mentor.
The mentor program began in 2010 in association with the American Association of Diabetes Educators (AADE), now known as the Association of Diabetes and Care and Education Specialists (ADCES) and the American Diabetes Association (ADA).
Do you know somone who wants to participate as a mentee?
CBDCE is grateful to mentor CDCES and those with a mentor application under review. We thank them for their commitment to the specialty of diabetes care and education specialists. We also thank the organizations that employ our mentors for their support of CBDCE’s efforts to expand the number of CDCESs available to people with diabetes.
What some of our current mentors say about mentoring:
“I feel honored to be a part of the mentorship program & look forward to providing wonderful experiences for those interested in becoming a CDCES. I think we have an opportunity to develop a networking group of CDCES Mentors in the future.”
“I think it is a great program, and I hope more professionals take advantage of the program.”
“Very rewarding to help a colleague advance their career.”
Call for Nominations for the 2021 CBDCE Mentor Spotlight Award - now closed.
The CBDCE Mentor Spotlight Award recognizes a practicing CDCES who has participated in the CBDCE Mentorship Program that has demonstrated outstanding mentorship to mentees interested in sitting for the CDCES exam.
Do you know of an exceptional mentor that has participated in the CBDCE Mentorship Program? Someone that has given their time and energy to help a colleague earn CDCES practice hours, gone the extra mile to help a mentee, who continues to share their diabetes care and education expertise to the benefit of those looking to become a CDCES, etc.?
If you know of an exceptional CBDCE mentor, consider nominating them for the 2021 Mentor Spotlight Award. Nominations open April 16, 2021 through May 31, 2021.
Nominations for the 2021 CBDCE Mentor Spotlight Award is now closed. Thanks to all that nominated a CBDCE mentor. For those who placed a nomination for a CBDCE mentor, the nominations will be reviewed in June/July and it is anticipated that the winner will be announced in July. Check back often for the announcement of the winner and when the nominations for next year will be open.