Level 2 | Beyond Fundamentals Resources

For health care professionals working toward becoming a Certified Diabetes Educator®* (CDE®*), we have compiled the following resources and articles for you including info on the CDE® Exam, articles, study and educational tools and websites.

For those of you attending the Level 2 – Diabetes Educator Course, we encourage you to review these resources ahead of time. If you aren’t able to attend our live courses, we invite you to take advantage of our Diabetes Online Course Catalog and the Quick Links below. Thank you.

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Resources

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 toward your CE Units for your CDE® exam.

This webinar reviews CDE® exam eligibility
requirements, the exam format and study strategies. Beverly also provide test taking tips, sample test questions and the reasoning behind choosing the right answers. This webinar is highly recommended for anyone considering taking the CDE® Exam. This course does not qualify for CE Credit, but it does provide lots of great info. It’s easy and free!

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Articles to Review

ADA-Standards of Care PDF 2017 – 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.

§ ADA-Standards of Care PDF 2016- 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.

§2016 ADA Primary Care Abridged Standards Of Care 2016- A summary of key points and updates in the yearly publication by the American Diabetes Association.

§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 2013 » 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.

§ Management of Hyperglycemia in Type 2 Diabetes – 2015 Update – A Patient Centered Approach » This hyperglycemia roadmap 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

§ ADA 2013 Nutrition Therapy Recommendations for Adults with Diabetes » Guidelines

§ The Scope of Practice, Standards of Practice, and Standards of Professional Performance for DiabetesEducators (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.

§Review CDE® Exam Outline >> from the 2017 NCBDE Handbook

AACE Diabetes Comprehensive Care Guidelines – 2013 » A comprehensive care plan for people with diabetes, published by the American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists and American College of Endocrinology. Also includes a terrific Medication Algorithm Slide Set(look toward end of article).

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.

§ Indicates very important info to review in preparation to become a CDE®

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We offer free live webinars and online courses designed just for health care professionals ready to become CDE®s. Click on the links below for more information and to get started.


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