Mentorship Program

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 mentorship 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 to sit for the CDCES exam.

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 someone interested in participating as a mentee?

Apply to become a mentor!

Thank You for Volunteering! 

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CBDCE is grateful to mentor CDCESs 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.”

​​Mentor Spotlight Award

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The CBDCE Mentor Spotlight Award recognizes a practicing CDCES who has participated in the Mentorship Program and has demonstrated outstanding mentorship to mentees interested in sitting for the CDCES exam.
In order to qualify for the award, nominees must actively take part in the program as a mentor, maintain CDCES active certification status, and be in good standing. 

Congratulations to Ann Marie Hasse and Deborah Redd for receiving the award and for demonstrating outstanding mentorship! Learn more.

2020 Mentor Spotlight Award Recipent: 
Ann Marie Hasse, RN, CDCES

2021 Mentor Spotlight Award Recipent:
Deborah Redd, RN, CDCES, CPT

We also wish to thank the other mentors who were nominated for the Mentor Spotlight Award: 

Nominees for the 2021 Mentor: 
Lucy Gordon, RN, CDCES
Chrysa Nasca Kirsch, RN, BSN, CDCES
Gary Scheiner, MS, CDCES

Nominees for the 2020 Mentor:  
Marylou Anderson, MS, RD, CDCES, CD

Do you know of an exceptional mentor that has participated in the 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? 
Consider nominating them for the 2022 award. Informaton will be announced in the spring of 2022. Thank you to all that nominated a CBDCE mentor.