Accredited Diabetes Centre of Excellence


Diabetes West is one of the top accredited Centres of Excellence in the Centre for Diabetes and Endocrinology (Pty) Ltd (CDE) Network.


Who is CDE?

CDE was founded in 1994 with the purpose to provide ground-breaking, all-inclusive and expert services for diabetes care. To this end, a dedicated Diabetes Management Programme (DMP) was developed and a series of independent Centres of Excellence were established to roll it out.  

Today, the CDE DMP is not only the only doctor-based managed healthcare programme in South Africa, but it is also considered THE foremost diabetes programme in the country. The five PMR managed healthcare awards received to date, is a firm testimony to that.


What is a CDE Centre of Excellence?

A CDE must be led by either an Endocrinologist or a specialist Diabetologist. The centre must also have a multi-disciplinary team that is qualified and able to offer the full spectrum of services for diabetes care. This includes medical doctors, diabetic nurse educators, dieticians, podiatrists (foot care specialists), ophthalmologists (eye care specialists) and other medical professionals that are able to treat diabetes related issues and symptoms.


How are Centres of Excellence monitored and evaluated?

Centres of Excellence are assessed for their capacity and capability to roll out the full spectrum of diabetes services, the integrity of their clinical and administrative work, as well as the quality of their treatment. These evaluations are not only conducted upfront. To maintain their status, Centres of Excellence have to subject themselves to independent audits on an annual basis.


What did Diabetes West receive an award for?

To date, two of our diabetic nurse educators have respectively received coveted CDE awards:

Diabetic Nurse Educator (DNE) of the Year Award in 2012, and the Best Personal and Professional Development Growth in a DNE Award in 2014.

Our centre also consistently receives excellent scores for performance in our annual independent audits.


‘Excellence is never an accident. It is always the result of high intention, sincere effort and intelligent execution.’
– Aristotle.


Clinics & Services

We have three strategically located clinics in Joburg & surrounds and a full range of specialist diabetes services.

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