Robin Harwell, MS, RD, LD, CDE of MHHC Achieves Renewal of CDE Status!

September 17, 2013



(Arlington Heights, IL – August, 2013) The National Certification Board for Diabetes Educators (NCBDE) announced that Robin Harwell, MS, RD, LD, CDE of Missouri Highlands Health Care, PO Box 157, Ellington, MO 63638, has renewed the Certified Diabetes Educator® (CDE®) status by successfully completing the continuing education renewal option process. Candidates must meet rigorous eligibility requirements to be eligible for certification. Achieving the CDE® credential demonstrates to people with diabetes and employers that the health care professional possesses distinct and specialized knowledge, thereby promoting quality of care for people with diabetes. Currently, there are over 17,800 diabetes educators who hold NCBDE certification.


Robin is a graduate of the University of Missouri, Columbia with a Bachelor of Science degree in dietetics.  In May of 2011 she received a Master of Science in Gerontology from Kansas State University.  Robin joined Missouri Highlands Health Care in December of 2011.  She is a registered dietitian with over 20 years of experience teaching diabetes management skills as a CDE.  She sees patients at all ten (10) Missouri Highlands medical clinics on a bi-weekly to monthly basis to provide diabetes and other nutrition education for all age groups.  For more information on Robin and the clinics she visits check out the locations tab listed on our website.


NCBDE was established in 1986 to develop and administer a certification program for health professionals who teach individuals with diabetes how to manage their disease.  NCBDE’s mission is to define, develop, maintain and protect the certification and credentialing process to promote quality diabetes education. With the CDE® program, 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 or call the national office at 877-239-3233