Robart Achieves Renewal of Certified Diabetes Educator Status

February 24, 2016

BENNINGTON, VT—February 24, 2016The National Certification Board for Diabetes Educators (NCBDE) has granted Jill Robart, of the Diabetes Education Department at Southwestern Vermont Health Care, renewed status as a CDE. In order to be considered, Robart completed experience hours, continuing education, and a rigorous exam.

Robart earned her bachelor of science in Nursing at Southern Connecticut State University in 1992 and received her first CDE certification in 1995. She worked as a visiting nurse and diabetes educator in New Haven, CT, before moving to Vermont in 2002. She has worked at SVMC for 10 years and as a diabetes educator in primary care offices since 2012.

Diabetes Education is designed to give patients the knowledge to manage their condition, reduce risks of complications, and enjoy the highest level of wellness possible. Educational topics include understanding diabetes, monitoring blood glucose levels, the importance and impact of nutrition, and healthy lifestyle choices. Education occurs in primary care offices around the region and on the SVMC Campus in Bennington.

In addition to Robart, SVMC’s Diabetes Education team consists of three diabetes educators: Rachael Rodney, Paula Haytko, and Kristin Irace. Those interested in additional information can call 802-447-4564. For scheduled classes about managing diabetes, call 802- 447-5319 or visit

About SVHC:

Southwestern Vermont Health Care (SVHC) is a comprehensive, preeminent health care system providing exceptional, convenient, and affordable care to the communities of Bennington and Windham Counties of Vermont, eastern Rensselaer and Washington Counties of New York, and northern Berkshire County in Massachusetts. SVHC includes Southwestern Vermont Medical Center (SVMC), a 99-bed community hospital. SVMC also includes 19 primary and specialty care practices and primary care offices in Bennington, Manchester, Pownal, West Dover, and Wilmington, VT. The hospital is accredited by the Joint Commission and is one of 31 in the world to have been recognized four consecutive times as Magnet Center for Nursing Excellence. To learn more, visit