Question of Week | Type 1, Ramadan & Fasting

April 6th, 2021 / Beverly Thomassian / Comments Off on Question of Week | Type 1, Ramadan & Fasting

RS observes Ramadan and fasts from sunrise to sunset. RS is 13 years old, has type 1 diabetes, uses an insulin pump and CGM. RS’s insulin-to-carb ratio is 1:12 and correction is 1:45. Basal settings range from 0.5 -1.2 units an hour. What would be the best recommendation for RS to keep blood sugars in … Continue reading Question of Week | Type 1, Ramadan & Fasting

Prep for BC-ADM Exam 2021 Free Webinar | April 8th

April 2nd, 2021 / Beverly Thomassian / Comments Off on Prep for BC-ADM Exam 2021 Free Webinar | April 8th

Studying for the BC-ADM exam? Join Coach Bev for a FREE Webinar to get the info you need for success. April 8, 2021, from 11:30 a.m. – 12:45 p.m.  (PST) Unsure about updates for this mastery level 2021 exam? Join us to get ready to succeed at the BC-ADM Exam. This course will transform your … Continue reading Prep for BC-ADM Exam 2021 Free Webinar | April 8th

Rationale of Week | How Many Insulin Pens?

April 1st, 2021 / Beverly Thomassian / Comments Off on Rationale of Week | How Many Insulin Pens?

Our March 23rd Question caused a lot of commotion. Less than half (43%) of respondents chose the best answer, so we wanted to dive deeper into this question of how many pens are needed. Before we start though, if you don’t want any spoilers and haven’t tried the question yet, you can answer below: Answer … Continue reading Rationale of Week | How Many Insulin Pens?

Interview with Coach Bev | Her Journey to Become a CDCES

March 31st, 2021 / Beverly Thomassian / Comments Off on Interview with Coach Bev | Her Journey to Become a CDCES

We interviewed the founder of Diabetes Education Services to discover her personal and professional motivations to go from a floor nurse to a leader in the field of diabetes. Question: Why Did You Become a CDCES? Coach Beverly: Over 20 years ago, as the Manager of our Health Education Department at CIGNA (an HMO), our … Continue reading Interview with Coach Bev | Her Journey to Become a CDCES

Question of Week | Black Spots in Eyes

March 30th, 2021 / Beverly Thomassian / Comments Off on Question of Week | Black Spots in Eyes

JR was recently diagnosed with type two diabetes. JR‘s A1 C was 13.9%, but now blood sugars are running in the 100 to 180 range. JR mentions that they have been noticing “black spots” floating in their eyes. What is the best response by the diabetes specialist? This is an expected finding when blood sugars … Continue reading Question of Week | Black Spots in Eyes

CDCES – Practice Hours Requirement Changed due to Pandemic

March 29th, 2021 / Beverly Thomassian / Comments Off on CDCES – Practice Hours Requirement Changed due to Pandemic

This blog highlights important changes in required practice hours experience, celebrates 35 years of the CDCES Credential, and provides helpful study resources. Taking the CDCES Exam in 2021 or 2022? The Certification Board for Diabetes Care and Education (CBDCE) has announced some important adjustments to the Professional Practice Experience Requirements due to the COVID pandemic. … Continue reading CDCES – Practice Hours Requirement Changed due to Pandemic

Preparing for the CDCES Exam FREE Webinar | April 1st

March 26th, 2021 / Beverly Thomassian / Comments Off on Preparing for the CDCES Exam FREE Webinar | April 1st

Studying for the CDCES exam? Join Coach Bev for a FREE Webinar with updates on the CDCES Exam 2021 on April 1st from 11:30 am to 1:00 pm PST Preparing for the CDCES Exam | FREE Webinar Airs live on April 1, 2021 | 11:30 am – 1:00 pm (PST) This course will transform your test … Continue reading Preparing for the CDCES Exam FREE Webinar | April 1st

Rationale of Week | Giving Up Tortillas?

March 25th, 2021 / Beverly Thomassian / Comments Off on Rationale of Week | Giving Up Tortillas?

For our March 16th Question of the Week, over 86% of respondents chose the best answer! Before we start though, if you don’t want any spoilers and haven’t tried the question yet, you can answer below: Answer Question Question: PZ arrives for their diabetes appointment with their food diary and glucose log book. PZ’s blood glucose … Continue reading Rationale of Week | Giving Up Tortillas?

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