Sara Wiedrich, FNP-C, CDE, family nurse practitioner at CHI St. Alexius Health Heart & Lung Clinic, has earned her 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 healthcare professional possesses distinct and specialized knowledge, thereby promoting quality of care for people with diabetes.
Sara earned both her Bachelor of Science in Nursing and Master of Science in Nursing from the University of Mary, Bismarck, N.D. She is board certified by the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners, and National Certification Board for Diabetes Educators. She is a member of the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners, American Diabetes Association, and North Dakota Nurse Practitioner Association.
The National Certification Board for Diabetes Educators (NCBDE) was established in 1986 to develop and administer a certification program for healthcare professionals who teach individuals with diabetes how to manage their disease. The mission of the organization is to define, develop, maintain and protect the certification and credentialing process to promote quality diabetes education. Through the program, NCBDE recognizes and advances the specialty practice of diabetes education. It supports the concept of voluntary, periodic certification for all diabetes educators who meet credential and experience eligibility requirements.