Level 1 | Diabetes Fundamentals

Level 1 – Diabetes Fundamentals Online Course Series

If you are a healthcare professional not yet working in the Diabetes field or you have just started working in the field of Diabetes Education you are in the right place!


With your purchase of our Level 1 – Diabetes Fundamentals, you have instant access to the six On-Demand courses via the Online University, PLUS we have automatically enrolled you in all live webinars.

Level 1 Diabetes Fundamentals Brochure

We welcome you to the rapidly expanding field of diabetes education and care. You are joining a growing number of caring healthcare professionals who are passionate about improving the care and outcomes of people with diabetes.
To meet this need, we have developed a comprehensive program to help you feel comfortable and confident as you expand your role in diabetes education.

Level 1 – Diabetes Fundamentals Online Course Bundle – 6 courses 

The Level 1 Bundle offers six courses and a total of 9.0 CEs.  A value of $175 for only $109.

Each online course is 90 minutes and provides 1.5 CEs (Includes six courses and 9.0 CEs).

All hours earned count toward your CDE®  Accreditation Information

Earn 9.0 CEs (Group Discounts Available

This series is designed for health care professionals who are interested in getting started in diabetes education and for those actively working toward becoming a Certified Diabetes Educator®*. Each course in this series provides the critical building blocks and foundation for those entering the diabetes field. Plus, they prepare you to advance to our Level 2 Beyond the Fundamentals courses.

Our online courses are interactive and combine lecture, poll questions, and case studies to prepare you for success. The content is designed to immediately advance your clinical practice plus move you toward your goal of achieving a higher level of expertise and comfort when providing diabetes education.

Intended Audience: All of our webinars are knowledge-based activities designed for individual or groups of diabetes educators, including RNs, RDs, Pharmacists, Nurse Practitioners, Clinical Nurse Specialists, Physician Assistants and other health care providers interested in staying up to date on current practices of care for their patients with diabetes and other related conditions.

Instructor: Beverly Thomassian RN, MPH, CDE, BC-ADM is a working educator and a nationally recognized diabetes expert for over 25 years.

Testimonial:  “No words can express how grateful I am that you share all your knowledge and expertise with those of us who want to be better diabetes educator.  I have been a dietitian for 27 years, and experienced the different treatment approaches over those years, but I wanted to update my diabetes skills.” – Josee Derrien, RDN CNSC, CDE®

Each course is 90 minutes and provides 1.5 CEs (Includes six courses and 9.0 CEs).

All hours earned count toward your CDE®  Accreditation Information

Earn 9.0 CEs (Group Discounts Available




Individual Online Courses included in Level 1 Bundle:

Getting to the Nitty Gritty – 1.5 CEs, individual price $29.00

Provides an overview of the impact of diabetes in our communities. We compare and contrast prediabetes, type 1, type 2 diabetes LADA and incorporate effective teaching strategies. Diagnostic criteria and risk factor screening are reviewed along with case studies to highlight key points.


Nutrition and Exercise – 1.5 CEs, individual price $29.00

Reviews the latest national nutrition guidelines and provides strategies to translate this information to our individual patients.  We delve into the recent exercise recommendations and provide realistic strategies to help keep patients active and engaged.


Insulin Therapy & Pattern Management – 1.5 CEs, individual price $29.00

An overview of the effective use of insulin therapy to improve glucose control is discussed. Course content incorporates the new ADA insulin guidelines and Standards of Care. Content includes a review of pattern management and formulas to calculate basal bolus insulin therapy.


Meds Overview for Type 2 – 1.5 CEs, individual price $29.00

An introduction to the abundance of medications available to treat type 2 diabetes. We explore the different classes of diabetes medications including action, considerations and side effects. Case studies help students with problem solving and immediate application of this complex topic.


Standards of Care 2018- 1.5 CEs, individual price $29.00

The ADA Standards of Medical Care in Diabetes is a key resource for healthcare professionals involved in diabetes care, education, and support. We highlight the 15 sections of the standards that affect your practice most. An essential review for anyone in the field of diabetes.


Hypoglycemia, Sick Days, Foot Care, Monitoring – 1.5 CEs, individual price $29.00

Causes and strategies to prevent hypoglycemia are discussed. Includes a review of blood glucose monitoring considerations and teaching topics, with a focus on sick day management. Strategies on providing a quick and effective foot and lower extremity assessment are also discussed.

Fee: $109.00 (Group Discounts Available)

All video presentations and podcasts available now On Demand.



*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.”