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Kentucky Board of Diabetic Educators

Kentucky Board of Licensed Diabetes Educators

The purpose of the Kentucky Board of Licensed Diabetes Educators is to administer and enforce the statutory authority and to monitor the needs of the consuming public. The board licenses all eligible candidates for entry into the profession of diabetes education. It recommends appropriate changes in the law to assure fairness and equality. The board conducts formal hearings when necessary and prosecutes by due process any violators of KRS 309.

The board is a self-supporting agency and receives no General Fund tax appropriation. It is funded entirely through fees assessed for licensing its professionals.

Please note:  Any correspondence received in the board office or on the Kentucky Board of Licensed Diabetes Educators website becomes public information and will be shared with the board members.

Comments and questions can be directed by email to Board Administrator Jennifer Hutcherson at

**Notice: All licensees will be able to renew online as of Sept. 2, 2014. Should you chose not to renew online, you can print a renewal application from the “Resources” tab on our website and submit it to the board by mail prior to the expiration of the license.
Note: Applications can be found by selecting the Resources tab, then Applications and Forms.  Once you select Applications and Forms, another screen will display with the initial application.  Please refer to the FAQ document on the right under Quick Links before you start the application process.
To all Kentucky Board of Licensed Diabetes Educators (KBLDE) Licensees:
All KBLDE licensees must renew their LDE or MLDE license by Nov. 1, 2014.  However, under KRS 309.337, the board has chosen to waive all CEU requirements for the 2014 renewal. You are not required to attend any CEUs or list any CEUs on your renewal application in order to renew by Nov. 1, 2014. Up to 15 CEUs earned during the current renewal period (Nov. 1, 2013 – Oct. 31, 2014) may be used for the 2015 annual renewal, due on Nov. 1, 2015. Should you have any questions about this announcement, contact KBLDE Board Administrator Jennifer Hutcherson at 502-564-3296, ext. 226 or by email at
Once licensed, the credential initials are as follows:
  • Licensed Diabetes Educators (LDE)
  • Master Licensed Diabetes Educators (MLDE)