Ramadan & Fasting Considerations for People Living with Diabetes

April 12th, 2021 / Beverly Thomassian / Comments Off on Ramadan & Fasting Considerations for People Living with Diabetes

Ramadan Mubarak…. Happy Ramadan. This evening, Ramadan begins. It is the most important spiritual time for the 1.8 billion Muslims around the world. In Islam, Ramadan is the month in which the first verses of the Quran, were revealed to Prophet Muhammad. In observance, many Muslims fast by abstaining from food, drink, smoking, and sex, … Continue reading Ramadan & Fasting Considerations for People Living with Diabetes

April eNews | Diabetes Certification Exam Updates You Need to Know

April 9th, 2021 / Beverly Thomassian / Comments Off on April eNews | Diabetes Certification Exam Updates You Need to Know

The Steps to Getting Certified Have Changed – A LOT I remember clutching my calculator and driver’s license as I entered the crowded test site to take my Certified Diabetes Educator (CDE) Exam for the first time 29 years ago. Back in the early 90s, applicants needed 2000 hours of diabetes self-management practice experience to … Continue reading April eNews | Diabetes Certification Exam Updates You Need to Know

Rationale of Week | Black Spots in Eyes

April 8th, 2021 / Beverly Thomassian / Comments Off on Rationale of Week | Black Spots in Eyes

For our March 30th Question of the Week, 79% of respondents chose the best answer. We wanted to “take a closer look” into this question. What is the best action to take for some one who is experiencing eye issues? Before we start though, if you don’t want any spoilers and haven’t tried the question … Continue reading Rationale of Week | Black Spots in Eyes

Renewing My CDCES – What is Required?

April 7th, 2021 / Beverly Thomassian / Comments Off on Renewing My CDCES – What is Required?

You have passed the CDCES Exam (yay) and 5 years have flown by, now you are up for renewal. How do you maintain your certification? The rules around renewing can be a little confusing, so here are excerpts from the CBDCE Website and Newsletter that we hope you find helpful! Of course, for any additional … Continue reading Renewing My CDCES – What is Required?

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

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