Who We Are
Michelle Archer, RD, CDE has worked as a diabetes educator for over 15 years where she has witnessed how a person centered approach makes a difference in the lives of people living with diabetes. She has taken over delivering the Discovering Diabetes™ vision of Making a Difference in Diabetes in Canada. She is passionate about helping people learn to make a difference in their diabetes outcomes using their own life experiences to guide their journey.
Michelle also delivers health professional training programs to further Make a Difference. The Diabetes Manager University (DMU) training program mentors health care professionals to more effective in their interactions with their patients living with diabetes. Recently Michelle jumped into the online training world and launched the Diabetes Manager University (DMU) program online. Now she is helping even more healthcare professionals from across Canada to Make a Difference with their patients.
Michelle Archer RD, CDE
Diabetes Training 101 Inc.™ was established in 2014 to continue the vision of “Making a Difference in Diabetes” pioneered by Kris Swenson, RN, CDE and Betty Brackenridge, MS, RD, CDE of Diabetes Management and Training Centres of Phoenix, Arizona. Kris and Betty are diabetes educators who have spent a lot of years (over fifty years between them) listening to their patients.
“We’ve built our programs on what we’ve learned from people who live with this disease and from the best today’s science has to offer. Our patients tell us that living their REAL life and learning through Discovery, learning what works and what needs tweaking, is key to achieving long-term control of their diabetes.”
Michelle at Grey Cup 101
Kris Swenson and Betty Brackenridge
Certified Diabetes Educators are
Saskatchewan Roughrider fans too!
A Certified Diabetes Educator (CDE)® is a health professional, committed to excellence in diabetes education, who has a sound knowledge base in diabetes care/management and education processes, as well as good communication skills and who has passed the Canadian Diabetes Educator’s Certification Board (CDECB) exam.
In order to be licensed to practice in Saskatchewan using the title Registered Dietitian (RD) registration with the Saskatchewan Dietitian Association (SDA) is mandatory. Registered dietitians are the only regulated nutrition health professionals in Saskatchewan and have a minimum of five years post secondary education.