Two Atlantic General Employees Receive Certified Diabetes Educator Status
The National Certification Board for Diabetes Educators (NCBDE) announced
that Darlene Jameson, MPH, RD, LDN, and Linda Keplinger, RN, ABOC, 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 that
the health care professional possesses distinct and specialized knowledge,
thereby promoting quality of care for people with diabetes. Currently,
there are almost 16,000 diabetes educators who hold NCBDE certification.
Jameson, who has worked at Atlantic General Hospital since 1996, is the
former director of nutrition services, a role that included part time
nutrition counseling in the Diabetes Outpatient Education Program for
the last three years. This past October she joined the program full time
as a diabetes educator.
Keplinger has been with the hospital for three years. She provides inpatient
clinical care on the medical surgical and progressive care units at Atlantic General.
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 847-228-9795.
For more information about Atlantic General Hospital’s Diabetes
Outpatient Education Program, visit www.atlanticgeneral.org or call 410-641-9703.