Coach Bev’s Diabetes Cheat Sheets

We know that a great resource page full of accurate and helpful cheat sheets can save busy diabetes specialists time and energy.

That’s why we have put together our entire list of cheat sheets so you can access them with ease.

These sheets and cards include information to study for certification exams and to use in your clinical setting. Plus, we have included teaching sheets for people with diabetes.


Our Summer 2020 Boot Camp begins September 16th!

In each webinar, either Coach Beverly, Dr. Isaacs, or Ms. Armstrong, highlight the critical content of each topic area, so you can focus your study time most efficiently. They also launch multiple poll questions to help participants focus on key concepts and assess their knowledge while learning the best test-taking strategies. 

2020 Boot Camp Live Stream Webinar Schedule with Coach Beverly

All courses air at 11:30 a.m. (PST)

  1. Diabetes – Not Just Hyperglycemia | Sept 16
  2. ADA Standards of Care | Sept 23
  3. Insulin Therapy – From Basal/Bolus to Pattern Management | Sept 30
  4. Insulin Intensive – Monitoring, Sick Days, Lower Extremities | Oct 7
  5. Meds for Type 2 | Oct 14
  6. Exercise and Preventing Microvascular Complications | Oct 21
  7. Coping & Behavior Change | Oct 28
  8. “The Big Finish” Test Taking Boot Camp | Nov 4

Can’t make it live?
No worries! All video presentations and podcasts will be available now on-demand.


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AccreditationDiabetes Education Services is an approved provider by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider 12640, and Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR), Provider DI002. Since these programs are approved by the CDR it satisfies the CE requirements for the CDCES regardless of your profession.*  

The use of DES products does not guarantee the successful passage of the CDCES exam. CBDCE does not endorse any preparatory or review materials for the CDCES exam, except for those published by CBDCE.

Smart Insulin Pen Delivers for All Ages

The InPen smartpen, by Companian Medical, is now FDA approved for all ages!

The Inpen is a reusable battery-powered insulin pen that uses insulin cartridges. It is approved for use with three different insulins; Novolog, Humalog, and Fiasp. It can deliver insulin in half-unit doses plus it monitors insulin temperature. The battery lasts for a year and requires no charging.

“We are excited that we can help younger children and even more parents navigate the challenges associated with Type 1 diabetes. Now anyone can safely use InPen to help make decisions around insulin dosing, no matter what their age,”

Sean Saint, CEO and co-founder of Companion Medical.

What makes the InPen so unique?

In addition to all these features, the InPen Bluetooth enabled software allows users to connect to a FREE app on their Apple iOS or Android mobile device to track and share insulin dosing and glucose levels.

New users enter their insulin to carb ratios and insulin sensitivity along with target glucose into the app settings. Based on that data, the software helps to calculate the insulin dose needed and alerts users to insulin on board to prevent stacking (which can help reduce hypoglycemia.)

People can use Inpen in combination with CGM or traditional glucose monitoring and reports can be shared with providers and caretakers

Here is what InPen users can track on the app dashboard:

  • Active insulin
  • Insulin dose reminders
  • Personalized insulin dose based on current blood glucose, carbs to be consumed, and insulin on board.
  • Automatically logs insulin dose delivered
  • Syncs with CGM and glucose meter.

The InPen requires a prescription and is covered by many insurance companies in the United States. Most InPen users pay a $35 copay. Companion Medical has a co-pay assistance program for people without insurance coverage – more info here.

As a Diabetes Specialist, I am excited to share information on these new and emerging options to deliver insulin therapy that reduce the burden of diabetes self-management and improve connections to caregivers and providers.

Thanks for reading our Tech Thursday Blog! More info on InPen Here .


Cardiovascular Disease & Diabetes Standards 2020
Join Live Stream August 5th at 11:30 am (PST)
1.5 CEs | $29.00 or No CEsFree

Perfect for those planning to take the CDCES or BC-ADM or for those seeking an update.

Diabetes Specialists have a critical role in advocating for CV reduction. Coach Beverly is extending a special invitation to join this webinar on the latest standards for CV reduction.

This webinar addresses:

  • insulin resistance syndrome and vascular complications.
  • impact of vessel disease from the heart to the toes.
  • prevention of vascular disease
  • strategies to achieve goals of care.

Watch for FREE recorded webinar (no CEs).


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AccreditationDiabetes Education Services is an approved provider by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider 12640, and Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR), Provider DI002. Since these programs are approved by the CDR it satisfies the CE requirements for the CDCES regardless of your profession.*  

The use of DES products does not guarantee the successful passage of the CDCES exam. CBDCE does not endorse any preparatory or review materials for the CDCES exam, except for those published by CBDCE.

Self-Care Apps Can Improve Diabetes Care | Free Resource Friday

Click here to view highly Rated Apps for Diabetes.

A new study, published by JAMA Network Open, found that people living with diabetes can benefit from using self-management apps on their computers and mobile devices.

These tools offer a platform for individuals to have more control over their care by increasing communication with their healthcare team, monitoring lab results and medication refills.

They found that by giving people living with diabetes access to a mobile and computer-based self-management tools, their medication adherence and glycemic control improved.

The study evaluated 111,463 individuals who already had an oral diabetes prescription at baseline with no insulin use from April 2015 to December 2017. Researchers evaluated medical adherence to oral medications by monitoring the “percentage of days covered” (PDC) and by measuring glycemic levels.

For computer-only access results were:

  • PDC increase of 1.16 (95% CI, 0.63 to 1.70) percentage points
  • HbA1c level change of -0.06 (95% CI, -0.08 to -0.03) percentage points

The study also tested the results for combining both computer-based and mobile access. They found that combining the two, they were able to see further improvements.

For computer and mobile access the results were:

  • PDC increase of 1.67 (95% CI, 1.10 to 2.23) percentage points
  • HbA1c level change of -0.13 (95% CI, -0.16 to -0.10) percentage points

As the JAMA Network Open suggests, “these functions are particularly useful for improving the quality of care for patients with chronic conditions, such as diabetes, that require ongoing self-management.”

These results indicate that by offering web-based self-management tools to individuals, medication adherence and glycemic control can improve over time.

You can read more about this study here.


For a list of Highly Rated Apps for Diabetes, click here.


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Free Resource Friday | Helpful Guides for Selecting a Diabetes Device

Happy Friday! As digital health advances, the number of device options available can be overwhelming.

A website created by the non-profit, DiabetesWise.org, has created helpful step-by-step guides, quizzes, device finder, insurance coverage information, and other resources to help navigate pump and sensor options.

These resources include:

Read more at Diabeteswise.org.


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Free Resource Friday | Top Recommended Diabetes Apps

We are excited to share a list of highly-rated diabetes apps that help build bridges between people living with diabetes and technology. These apps have excellent functionality and user interface drive, according to an extensive review by the technology experts at AADE. Feel free to share these apps with our diabetes community and when you have a minute, take them for a test drive yourself. Each app offers something unique and helpful for different individuals. See what you think!

CDCES® Coach App – FREE for Diabetes Health Care Professionals

Our CDCES Coach App has passed DANA’s (Diabetes Advanced Network Access) most extensive review and received the mWellth certification, including DANA’s stamp of excellence for functionality!

Click here for full-size PDF

Want to learn more about Diabetes Technology?
Enroll in our Technology Toolkit.

When it comes to insulin pumps, sensors, and calculations, many of us feel overwhelmed and unsure about diabetes technology management.

For those who want to feel more comfortable with diabetes technology, Coach Beverly has created a 2-part Technology Toolkit to provide you with critical information on insulin pumps, calculations, and continuous glucose monitors (CGMs).


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One Stop Shopping | Free CDCES Coach App for Diabetes Educators

Our CDCES Coach App is FREE for you to use, providing powerful study tools and clinical resources on the go. App includes:

  • Diabetes Meds PocketCards™
  • Question of the Week and Free Practice Tests  
  • ADA Standard of Care
  • Free webinars on CDCES, BC-ADM Exam, Language, Mindfulness and more!

Keep reading to see how you could get $50 off Live Seminar registration!

We are excited to share DANA’s exceptional review of our app!

AADE’s Diabetes Advanced Network Access (DANA) reviewed our app and noted exceptional functionality! Plus, the CDCES Coach app received the prestigious mWellth certification.

DANA has deemed it the “ultimate one stop shop for practical tools to prepare for the CDCES exam.”

“The app offers a wide array of features depending upon the needs of the user from drug pocket cards to online university classes. This broad and varied spectrum of services lets the user find exactly what they need to become a CDCES.”

DANA Enhanced App Rating

We want to make our CDCES Coach app even better.

If you have used our app, please take this two minute survey.

We will award $50 off our San Diego Live Seminar registration fee, and award a free PocketCard to eligible entries! To be eligible:

  • Survey must be completed by August 16, 2019.
  • Every question must be completed, including examples or details
  • N/A and “none” do not qualify as answers

Please be sure to download our app and try it out before you submit your feedback.

We promise to read and carefully consider all of your feedback and suggestions for future app updates.

Email info@diabetesed.net for a discount code if you believe you meet the eligibility criteria above.


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App for Remotely Managing Hypertension Effective in Type 2

A new study shows a positive outcome for people with type 2 diabetes and utilizing a smartphone application to monitor blood pressure.

The study gave a Bluetooth-connected blood pressure monitoring device to 276 people with elevated BP for 6 weeks. After the device read their BP, the participants were sent their results along with helpful tips, and a reminder to take their medications.

During the study, there was also education provided to all participants with a goal to help lower BP ratings.

“Participants who had the highest blood pressure at baseline were the most likely in multivariable modeling to see reductions in both systolic and diastolic pressure by the end of the study.”

Researchers believe that using the app helped participants not only become more aware of their blood pressure regulation, but also fostered positive medication adherence and lifestyle changes.  

To learn more: Smartphone App for Remotely Managing Hypertension Effective in Type 2 – Endocrinology Advisor


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