Coach Beverly’s Material List

Coach Beverly’s Material List 

“Based on student feedback and 25 years of CDE® coaching experience, here is my recommended material list for CDE® Exam success!” – Coach Beverly

We understand you have competing demands and finding time to study can be challenging, we are here to help! Coach Beverly has created a list of essential tools that will greatly increase your knowledge and readiness to pass the CDE® Exam. 

After passing the CDE® Exam six times and gathering feedback from hundreds of students, there are a few study tools that Coach Beverly believes are essential to prepare for this difficult yet passable exam. 


Essential On-Line Material List


How does each item increase success? 

The Online Course Bundle:

Coach Beverly has built 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.

Diabetes Education Services Online University Courses are an excellent way to study for your exam anytime and anywhere that is convenient for you. You will have immediate access to your courses  for 1 year after your purchase date. Each individual online course includes a: 90 minute video presentation, podcast, practice test and additional resources.

This bundle is built on content that simulates in the CDE® exam. The majority of students that complete this bundle, go on to pass the exam. Check out our CDE® Graduate Success Stories to get inspired. 

All hours earned count toward your CDE®  Accreditation Information

Earn 35.30 CEs 


Books & Study Tools:

AADE Review Guide- 450+ sample Questions

This 4th Ed, published in 2017, is one of the best ways to prepare is to complete practice tests that simulate questions on the exam. The AADE Review Guide for the Certified Diabetes Educator Exam is an excellent independent study tool and comprehensive resource. With over 450+ practice questions, this guide is imperative to the study process. The guide includes:

  • 450 + multiple choice questions with rationale
  • Strategies for preparing for and taking the exam
  • 3 self-assessment tests that cover three main content sections on the CDE® Exam:


Standards of Care Booklet

Coach Beverly believes the ADA Standards of Medical Care in Diabetes is a key resource for healthcare professionals involved in diabetes care, education, and support. One of the most important pieces of literature to read prior to becoming a Certified Diabetes Educator and for clinical practice, the Standards of Care book is a study must!

The 150 pg booklet includes:

  • ADA’s standards for diagnosing, treating and managing diabetes across the care continuum
  • Nutrition recommendations and principles
  • Position statements on managing diabetes and its complications in various settings




Coach Beverly’s Material List | CDE® Exam Prep Bundle + 4th Edition Review Guide + Standards of Care Booklet – $499



Important Ad-on:

Coach Beverly Study Tip: A student said that one of the things that helped her most with the exam, was reading through the Case Studies in the Art and Science Book. These case studies are easily identifiable in colored boxes in each of the chapters.

AADE Art & Science Desk Reference – 4th Edition 2017 

Published by AADE, the Art & Science Desk Reference 4th Edition is the must-have resource for all diabetes educators. This Desk Reference (2017) is written by practicing Diabetes Educators for Diabetes Educators and provides the core knowledge and essential strategies and skills all educators need to facilitate behavior change in persons with diabetes. Students particularly find the case studies in the Desk Reference invaluable not only to the exam, but their clinical practice as well.

New Updates include:
  • Practical information educators can use with patients to avoid complications and comorbidities
  • Risks and benefits of CGM and the educator’s role in working with patients who use CGM
  • Updated info on incorporating the ADA, AADE, and AND joint position statement and algorithm of care into a DSME program

Major Features:

  • Revised practice levels for diabetes educators 
  • Impact of the Affordable Care Act on diabetes education/educators 
  • Applying learning theory and cognitive science to the education plan 
  • Revised ADA/AND evidence-based nutrition recommendations
  • Current ADA/EASD consensus statement and AACE algorithm for pharmacologic therapies for people with type 2 diabetes.

Boost your knowledge and keep current with all of the critical changes in the healthcare landscape.