Hello and welcome to my website! I’m Esmond Wong, a clinical pharmacist practicing in Calgary, Alberta. I have been helping nurses, pharmacists, dietitians and one medical doctor pass the CDE™ exam for 7 years now. I have taught over 200 health care professionals and my students have a 95.8% pass rate. I am a CDE™, have independent prescribing rights and won Magnum Opus award in 2014 for excellent teaching.
Diabetes Canada has projected that diabetes is going to have a huge impact on the Canadian healthcare system. Diabetes was estimated to cost the Canadian healthcare system 11.7 billion dollars in 2010 and is projected to cost 16 billion dollars by 2020 (click here for Diabetes Canada report)
AND I want you to get involved! Diabetes education has opened up so many opportunities for me as a health care professional. When I got out of school I didn’t feel that I was making a difference in people’s health. A lot of times, I felt that I was an inconvenience to the physicians, nurses and patients that I was trying to help. I got interested in diabetes because there is a lot, as health care professionals, that we can do to help patients. But it does require a degree of expertise as well.
The first patient I started on insulin was this quirky older women whom I had known since I was a student. Her sugars were completely out of control. I can still remember the terror I felt as she left the pharmacy and I started wondering; What if she has a low and falls down the stairs and breaks her hip? What if she uses the insulin pen incorrectly and jabs herself in the wrong place? What if I calculated the wrong dose of insulin?!? I clearly remember the sense of relief I felt when I saw her the next week and she reported that everything was fine.
Obtaining the CDE™ credential has given me confidence and has connected me to the larger CDE™ community. There are so many other energetic professionals making a difference in people’s health and working towards a healthier Canada. I would highly recommend getting your CDE™ credential if you are working with patients with chronic disease. Thanks for reading about me and good luck on the exam!
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