Credentials References

Specific to the Registered Dietitian

The National Standards of Diabetes Self-Management Education

Specific to the Diabetes Educator

The Newer Credential: Advanced Diabetes Management (BC-ADM)

Note: Membership in corresponding professional organizations may be required to use links for professional journals.

Specific to the Registered Dietitian:

Franz MJ, Boucher JL, Green-Pastors J, Powers. Evidence-based nutrition practice guidelines for diabetes and scope and standards of practice. J Am Diet Assoc. 2008 Apr;108(4 Suppl 1):S52-8.(PDF File)

Green DM, O'Sullivan Maillet J, Touger-Decker R, Byham-Gray L, Matheson P. Functions performed by level of practice of registered dietitian members of the diabetes care and education dietetic practice group. J Am Diet Assoc. 2005 Aug;105(8):1280-4. (PDF File)

Boucher JL,  Evert A,  Daly A, et al: American Dietetic Association Revised Standards of Practice and Standards of Professional Performance for Registered Dietitians (Generalist, Specialty, and Advanced) in Diabetes Care. J Am Diet Assoc. 2011 Jan 156-166 (PDF File)

Kulkarni K, Boucher JL, Daly A, Shwide-Slavin C, Silvers BT, O'Sullivan Maillet J, Pritchett E; American Dietetic Association. American Dietetic Association: Standards of practice and standards of professional performance for registered dietitians (generalist, specialty, and advanced) in diabetes care. J Am Diet Assoc. 2005 May;105(5):819-24. (PDF File)

2008 Winter Statement from the Diabetes Care and Education (DCE) Dietetic Practice Group of the American Dietetic Association, The Role of the Registered Dietitian in Teaching and in Administration of Injectable Medications Used in Diabetes Management.

Specific to the Diabetes Educator:

Martin C, Daly A, McWhorter LS, Shwide-Slavin C, Kushion W; American Association of Diabetes Educators. The scope of practice, standards of practice, and standards of professional performance for diabetes educators. Diabetes Educ. 2005 Jul-Aug;31(4):487-8, 490, 492 passim. (PDF File)

The National Standards of Diabetes Self-Management Education:

Funnell MM, Brown TL, Childs BP, Haas LB, Hosey GM, Jensen B, Maryniuk M, Peyrot M, Piette JD, Reader D, Siminerio LM, Weinger K, Weiss MA. National standards for diabetes self-management education. Diabetes Care. 2008 Jan;31 Suppl 1:S97-104. (link to webpage, may take a few minutes to download)

Fain JA. National Standards for Diabetes Self-management Education: revised and reaffirmed.Diabetes Educ. 2007 Jul-Aug;33(4):548. (PDF File)

The Newer Credential: Advanced Diabetes Management:

Daly A, Kulkarni K, Boucher J. The new credential: Advanced Diabetes Management. J Am Diet Assoc. Vol 101:944-946, August, 2001. (ADA journal website in the members only area) (Full Text)

Advanced Practice Credential Articles:

Skipper A, Lewis NM. Clinical registered dietitians, employers, and educators are interested in advanced practice education and professional doctorate degrees in clinical nutrition. J Am Diet Assoc. Vol 106:2062-2066, December, 2006. (PDF File)

Daly A. Advanced Practice Care in Diabetes. Diabetes Spectrum; Vol 16 No 1:24-26 Winter 2003 (PDF File)

Valentine V, Kulkarni K, Hinnen H. Evolving Roles: From Diabetes Educators to Advanced Diabetes Managers. Diabetes Spectrum; Vol 16 No 1:27-31 Winter 2003 (PDF file)

Spollet G. Case Study: A patient with uncontrolled type 2 diabetes and complex co-morbidities whose diabetes care is managed by an advanced practice nurse. Diabetes Spectrum; Vol 16 No 1: 32-36 Winter 2003.

Shwide-Slavin C. Case Study: A patient with type 1 diabetes who transitions to insulin pump therapy by working with an advanced practice dietitian. Diabetes Spectrum; Vol 16 No 1:37-40 Winter 2003 (PDF file)

Yarborough P. Case Study: At patient with type 2 diabetes working with an advanced practice pharmacist to address interacting co-morbidities. Diabetes Spectrum; Vol 16 No 1:41-48 Winter 2003 (PDF file)

Kruger D. Epilogue: From Research to Practice/Advanced Practice Care. Diabetes Spectrum; Vol 16 No 1:49-50 Winter 2003 (PDF File)

BC-ADM Credential Newsflash:

Kulkarni, K. Update on the BC-ADM Credential; Newsflash; Vol. 24 No 24:8 Winter 2003

Scope of Practice for Qualified Professionals in Diabetes Care and Education:

Basic credential information including the RD, CDCES, and  BC-ADM.

Important Links

More information about the Diabetes Care and Education Specialist (CDCES): Certification Board for Diabetes Care and Education - (CBDCE)

More information about diabetes educators and the BC-ADM: Association of Diabetes Care & Education Specialists - (ADCES)