Certification/Recognition Resources

NCQA Diabetes Recognition Program for providers

The National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA), in partnership with the American Diabetes Association (ADA), has developed the Diabetes Recognition Program (DRP). This voluntary program is designed to recognize physicians and other clinicians who use evidence-based measures and provide excellent care to their patients with diabetes.

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Inpatient Diabetes Certification

The Joint Commission's Certificate of Distinction for Inpatient Diabetes Care recognizes hospitals that make exceptional efforts to foster better outcomes across all inpatient settings.

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Certified Diabetes Educators

Diabetes educators are educated and licensed healthcare professionals, including registered nurses, registered dietitians, and pharmacists, who work in any one of a number of specialty areas. The CDE credential demonstrates that the certified healthcare professional possesses distinct and specialized knowledge in diabetes self-management education.

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Recognized Diabetes Education Programs

To promote quality education for people with diabetes, these programs endorse the National Standards for Diabetes Self-Management Education. Both the American Diabetes Association (ADA) and the American Association of Diabetes Educators (AADE) are deemed certifying bodies for Diabetes Self-Management Training by Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS).