Preparing for CDE® Exam 2017

FREE Webinar – Preparing for CDE® Exam
Jan 22
, 2018 | 11:30 a.m. – 12:45 p.m.  PST

Not sure where to start? Join us live or listen to our On Demand version by registering today! Learn how to focus your time and prepare to take the CDE® Exam. We provide plenty of sample test questions and test taking tips!




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Getting ready to take the Certified Diabetes Educator®* Exam? We have an abundance of resources to help you succeed.

To earn CEs and prepare for the exam, consider signing up for our Online or Live Courses:

Level-3-CDE-boot-camp150826Level 3 – CDE® Exam Boot Camp – offers 10.5 CE’s

The Level 3 Bundle offers eight courses and a total of 10.5 CE’s, a value of $303 for only $269.

Our Boot Camp Webcast Series is the next best thing to attending our live courses. This webinar series offers participants an interactive and engaging experience from the comfort of your office or home computer.


CDE® Exam Prep Bundle – Level 1, 2, 3 combined – offers 36.30 CEs

Beverly has custom designed this course bundle to prepare you for your CDE® Exam. Including Level 1, Level 2 and Level 3 (Boot Camp), you can start studying now with 20 On Demand web courses and tests to build your diabetes education foundation and prepare for the CDE® Exam.

CDE® Prep Exam Prep Toolkit

This Deluxe Toolkit is designed to prepare you for CDE® success.

  • Preparing for CDE® Exam Course + 100 Question Overview Practice Test-includes a 70-minute on demand course that details the content of the exam, test taking tips and strategies to achieve your CDE® goal.  Plus, you have access to a 100 question computerized practice exam that provides vignette based questions and other critical content that will prepare you for the actual exam.  
  • CDE® Test Taking Strategies Course + 101 Standards of Care Practice Test –  includes a 60-minute on demand course and 101 newly constructed multiple choice test questions inspired by the American Diabetes Standards of Care.  Designed to test your knowledge of the 15 Critical Content areas and help prepare you for the CDE® Exam.  In this course, Beverly explains how to dissect the question, eliminate the wrong answers and avoid getting lured in by juicy answers.

According to the National Certification Board for Diabetes Education (NCBDE),  you need to have your professional license for at least 2 years as a RN, RD, PT, PharmD, PA, MD (and others) plus accumulate 1000 hours of diabetes self-management teaching experience to take the CDE® exam. You also need to complete 15 hours of diabetes related continuing education within 2 years of taking the exam by an approved provider. All of our courses are approved by CDR, which means the hours you earn with us count, regardless of your profession**

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Articles to Review

§ADA Standards of Care PDF 2018 -This yearly publication by the American Diabetes Association outlines the goals of care for diabetes management. Since it is evidenced based, it includes a useful summary of the trials and research that the goals are based on. A must read if you are entering the diabetes field or preparing to take the CDE® or BC-ADM Exam.

Standards of Care Summary of Revisions – This brief review highlights the changes made to the Standards from 2016 to 2017.

ADA Primary Care Abridged Standards Of Care 2017- A summary of key points and updates in the yearly publication by the American Diabetes Association.

Review CDE® Exam Outline –  This 2 page document details the content of the exam. Use this tool to rate your knowledge in each of the content areas.

Screening and Diagnosis of Diabetes Mellitus 2017 – One page cheat sheet that summarizes screening, risk status and diagnostic criteria for diabetes.

AACE Comprehensive Diabetes Management Algorithm 2016. A slide set summary of the ACE/AACE Statement by an American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists/American College of Endocrinology Consensus Panel on Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus.  Encourage all those planning to take CDE® exam to review this info carefully.

AACE – CLINICAL PRACTICE GUIDELINES FOR DEVELOPING A DIABETES MELLITUS COMPREHENSIVE CARE PLAN – 2016 A comprehensive care plan for people with diabetes, published by the American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists and American College of Endocrinology.

ADA 2013 Nutrition Therapy Recommendations for Adults with Diabetes – Guidelines

The Scope of Practice, Standards of Practice, and Standards of Professional Performance for Diabetes Educators (2011). Chicago, Il: American Association of Diabetes Educators – a must read for anyone entering the field of diabetes or as a reference for those already in the field.

2017 National Standards for Diabetes Self-Management Education and Support – A joint position statement of the American Diabetes Association, the American Association of Diabetes Educators, and the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. An important document to review for those providing Diabetes Self-Management Education or those considering take the certification exam.

Management of Hyperglycemia in Type 2 Diabetes – 2015 Update – A Patient Centered Approach » This hyperglycemia road map was developed in collaboration by the American Diabetes Association and the European Association for the Study of Diabetes. An excellent review of the importance of creating an individualized approach to manage hyperglycemia. Includes data on how education, MNT, exercise AND diabetes pharmacologic therapy are important tools in lowering and maintaining glucose levels. Published in Diabetes Care, Jan 2015

AADE White Paper on Continuous Subcutaneous Insulin Therapy – This paper outlines the topics that should be covered by diabetes educators when teaching patients and families or significant others about insulin pump therapy.

Chapter on Diabetes Mellitus and Metabolic Syndrome
by Beverly Thomassian, excerpted from Cardiac Nursing, 6th Edition, by Woods, Motzer, Froelicher and Bridges, 2009. Overall, this chapter provides a comprehensive review of diabetes pathophysiology, heart disease, prevention and treatment strategies from a global perspective.

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Study Tools

AADE – Diabetes Desk  Reference – 2017      2017 Diabetes Education Review Guide  
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*Certified Diabetes Educator® and CDE® are registered marks owned by NCBDE. The use of DES products do not guarantee successful passage of the CDE® exam. NCBDE does not endorse any preparatory or review materials for the CDE® exam, except for those published by NCBDE.”

**To satisfy the requirement for renewal of certification by continuing education for the National Certification Board for Diabetes Educators (NCBDE), continuing education activities must be applicable to diabetes and approved by a provider on the NCBDE List of Recognized Providers ( NCBDE does not approve continuing education. Diabetes Education Services is accredited/approved by the Commission of Dietetic Registration which is on the list of NCBDE Recognized Providers.”

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