Which Year’s ADA Standards will best prepare me for CDCES Exam?

January 1st, 2021 / Beverly Thomassian / Comments Off on Which Year’s ADA Standards will best prepare me for CDCES Exam?

One of the most frequently asked questions about the CDCES Exam is the following: Should I study this year’s ADA Standards of Care or last year’s ADA Standards of Care? In this years exam handbook, the CBDCE provided clarification on this high anxiety topic. CBDCE Exam Content Update Policy Immediately – New diagnostic criteria or … Continue reading Which Year’s ADA Standards will best prepare me for CDCES Exam?

ADA Standards of Care 2021 Webinars and Recorded Level 2 Courses

January 1st, 2021 / Beverly Thomassian / Comments Off on ADA Standards of Care 2021 Webinars and Recorded Level 2 Courses

The ADA Standards inform our practice and are critical for certification exams success. We invite you to join our Level 2 course series. Coach Beverly updates these Level 2 courses throughout the year. Your registration includes the recorded courses and an invitation to the live webinars – see dates below. Please be reassured that the … Continue reading ADA Standards of Care 2021 Webinars and Recorded Level 2 Courses

Best treatment for hypertension? | Last Rationale of the Week for 2020

December 31st, 2020 / Beverly Thomassian / Comments Off on Best treatment for hypertension? | Last Rationale of the Week for 2020

This is our last post of 2020! We want to thank all of you for your support and participation in our Question and Rationale of the Week! We will see you in 2021 with more exciting questions and rationales. Can’t wait! Our December 22nd Question asked how to best treat a blood pressure of 162/94 … Continue reading Best treatment for hypertension? | Last Rationale of the Week for 2020

Rationale of the Week | Why the Sugar Spike?

December 30th, 2020 / Beverly Thomassian / Comments Off on Rationale of the Week | Why the Sugar Spike?

Our December 15th Question of the week was tricky and over 59% 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: JL is a 78-year-old with type 2 diabetes who has been taking metformin 1000mg … Continue reading Rationale of the Week | Why the Sugar Spike?

Question of the Week | Which New Year’s Resolution is SMART?

December 29th, 2020 / Beverly Thomassian / Comments Off on Question of the Week | Which New Year’s Resolution is SMART?

JZ is excited for 2021 and wants to work on some New Years resolutions.  Which of the following would be considered a SMART behavioral goal for the New Year? What is the best answer? I will check my sugars every other day before breakfast for one month. I will exercise or lift weights even if … Continue reading Question of the Week | Which New Year’s Resolution is SMART?

Top 5 Blog Posts of 2020

December 28th, 2020 / Beverly Thomassian / Comments Off on Top 5 Blog Posts of 2020

Most Popular Blogs: Before we release 2020 into the past, let’s take one last look at some memorable moments and our most popular blog posts. Top 3 Cheat Sheets Cheat Sheets were a big hit!  Our highest rated post was our Sick Days and COVID teaching sheets. Given that a new viral pandemic has dramatically … Continue reading Top 5 Blog Posts of 2020

Depression & Diabetes | Golden Milk Recipie

December 23rd, 2020 / Beverly Thomassian / Comments Off on Depression & Diabetes | Golden Milk Recipie

The Winter Solstice, on December 21, marked the shortest day in the Northern Hemisphere. People in New York got just over 9 hours 15 minutes of sun, while those in Anchorage Alaska got fewer than 5.5 hours. Personally, I am already yearning for more light. Lack of light can contribute to depression. The idea that … Continue reading Depression & Diabetes | Golden Milk Recipie

Question of the Week | Best treatment for hypertension?

December 22nd, 2020 / Beverly Thomassian / Comments Off on Question of the Week | Best treatment for hypertension?

JR is 63, has diabetes and has a B/P of 162/94 which is repeated on a separate visit.  JR also has albuminuria. What would be the recommended pharmacological approach based on the ADA Standards of Care? What is the best answer? Start on DASH Diet plus one blood pressure medication. Start ACEi plus ARB. Start … Continue reading Question of the Week | Best treatment for hypertension?

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