Our Care Team

Certified diabetes educators

A certified diabetes educator (CDE) is a healthcare professional with extensive experience working with diabetic patients. CDEs pass a comprehensive exam given by the national certification board. Before a health professional can be certified as a diabetes educator we must complete 1,000 hours of patient education experience with diabetes and pass a formal examination.

Diet, exercise, lifestyle changes

Our certified diabetes educators work with you to provide effective self-management. We provide training in:

  • Blood glucose monitoring
  • Medication
  • Meal planning
  • Exercise
  • Lifestyle changes

Meet our team

  • Linda Gooding, MS, RD, CD, CDE
  • Sarah Skidmore, RN, CDE 
  • Melanie Lipke, RD, CD, CDE
  • Sharon Furrer, MS, RD, CD, CDE