Articles by Beverly and Team

Medication Summary Sheets and Study Tools – Provides a complete summary of the class, action, dosing ranges, considerations and side effects. Helpful for your clinical practice and as a study tool.

Hospitalization Rates in California – A UCLA Study

Carbohydrate Factors; A Precise Method for Meal Planning»an incisive article by a leader in nutrition therapy, Dana Armstrong, RD, CDCES*.  Dana describes an easy and accurate method for determing carbohdyrate content of food beyond label reading.

Creative Strategies to Improve Diabetes Care in the Inpatient Setting»this article is a guide to setting up an inpatient diabetes program with limited resources and staff. Authored by Beverly Thomassian and based on her experience setting up a diabetes program at Stanford Medical Center.

Diabetes Meds on a Budget – 2014»this article by Beverly Thomassian, provides practical and affordable strategies to manage hyperglycemia when funds are limited.

Diabetes Article World Diabetes Day»this article by Beverly Thomassian, is a ready-to-go article that provides you with content you can pick and choose for a press release or other informational piece.

Diabetes Detectives Finding Uncommon Conditions»This article by Beverly Thomassian, RN, MPH, CDCES, BC-ADM, provides health care professionals with strategies to detect common, yet often under diagnosed, complications associated with hyperglycemia and diabetes. It also describes how medications, organ transplants, and chronic illnesses can cause hyperglycemia.

Diabetes Mellitus and Metabolic Syndrome»This chapter by Beverly Thomassian, RN, MPH, CDCES, BC-ADM, originally appeared in Cardiac Nursing Textbook, 6th Ed, 2009, published by Wolters Kluwer and Lippincott Williams and Wilkins.

Insulin Replacement Therapy»This article by DES faculty member, Evelyne Fleury Milfort.  It reviews strategies to effectively dose and adjust insulin for patients with type 1 and type 2 diabetes. This chapter provides an in-depth overview-becoming-a-diabetes-educator of the diabetes epidemic with a special focus on the pathophysiology of diabetes and vessel disease. It compares the different definitions of metabolic syndrome and concludes with goals and diabetes treatment strategies. Overall, this chapter provides a comprehensive review of diabetes pathophysiology, heart disease, prevention and treatment strategies from a global perspective.

Paper Crane– written by Beverly Thomassian as a new nurse working at UCLA on the head and neck floor in the late 80s. Patricia Benner also writes a guest editorial on the special place health care providers hold in providing comfort to patients during time of deep personal pain.

Practical Strategies to Improve Treatment of Type 2 Diabetes»This white paper is authored by DES faculty member, Evelyne Fleury Milfort, and published in the Journal of American Association of Nurse Practitioners (JAANP), June 2008. It addresses practical strategies to improve treatment of type 2 diabetes. The purpose of this review is to document the need for, barriers to, and available treatment options for patients with type 2 diabetes, with a focus on modern insulin and delivery systems.

*Certified Diabetes Care and Education Specialist and CDCES are registered marks owned by NCBDE. The use of DES products do not guarantee successful passage of the CDCES exam. NCBDE does not endorse any preparatory or review materials for the CDCES exam, except for those published by NCBDE.”