You’re Invited | Tots to Teens & Pregnancy Standards Webinars

Join us for our Standards of Care Intensive Updates!

From Tots to Teens | Level 2 | $29 for 1.5 CEs

Join us live Tuesday, May 17 at 11:30 am PST

This course includes updated goals and guidelines for children living with type 1 or type 2 diabetes. This course discusses the special issues diabetes educators need to be aware of when working with children with diabetes and their families. We discuss the clinical presentation of diabetes, goals of care, and normal growth and development through the early years through adolescence. Strategies to prevent acute and long term complications are included with an emphasis on positive coping for family and child with diabetes.

Objectives:

  1. Discuss the goals of care for Type 1 and Type 2 Kids with Diabetes
  2. State Strategies to prevent acute and chronic complications
  3. Discuss the importance of positive psychosocial adjustment and resources

Pregnancy & Diabetes Standards | Level 2 | $29 for 1.5 CEs

Join us live Thursday, May 19 at 11:30 am PST

Pregnancy with diabetes is confronted with a variety of issues that require special attention, education, and understanding. This course reviews those special needs while focusing on Gestational Diabetes and Pre-Existing Diabetes. Included are the most recent diagnostic criteria, management goals, and prevention of complications during pregnancy. A helpful review for the CDCES Exam and for those who want more information on people who are pregnant and live with Diabetes.

Objectives:

  1. Three issues that affect pregnancy with diabetes
  2. The unique attributes of pre-existing diabetes in pregnancy and gestational diabetes
  3. Diagnostic criteria and management goals for gestational diabetes
  4. Potential short term and long term complications of fetal exposure to hypoglycemia
  5. Prevention measures to keep parent and baby healthy

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Happy International Nurses Day – 5 Ways to say Thank You

When I was considering college, my dad offered me some simple advice, “Why don’t you become a nurse?” Four years later, I stood proudly with my white cap and nursing pin securely fastened as an RN graduate.

As I reflect on my years in this noble profession, I have witnessed the most unselfish acts of love and pure heroism by my nursing colleagues. I have highlighted some top qualities that represent my gratitude, but this thank you list could encompass an entire page.


Like the founder of nursing, Florence Nightingale, you are all “Holding the Lamp” and shining it in dark places that are often scary and unknown to provide comfort to those with the greatest need.


This week is a perfect time to let our nursing colleagues, mentors, professors, and friends know how much they are appreciated.

Coach Beverly thanks each nurse who has cared for me, held my hand, and reassured me that I am going to be okay.

5 Ways to Thank a Nurse

  • Send them a handwritten note sharing how they helped you when you needed it most.
  • A bundle of colorful flowers with a special note
  • A basket of fruit or healthy snacks with a few sweet treats too!
  • Sharing a heartfelt story on social media about how a nurse made an impact on your life.
  • Letting their supervisor know how they provided you with care and comfort.
  • Let a nurse mentor or teacher know how they impacted your life.

These are just a few ideas to get started. As you think of that special moment of gratitude, maybe you will come up with the perfect idea for that one special nurse.

With gratitude,

Coach Beverly


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Happy Earth Day | Promoting Planetary and People Health

Like me, you might feel overwhelmed and powerless with all the news about global warming, habitat loss and planetary suffering.

There is HOPE. After listening to many experts, I have come to the conclusion that our actions CAN MAKE A DIFFERENCE, no matter how small. As a diabetes specialist, I also know that rates of diabetes have increased dramatically over the past 20 years as the microbial diversity of humans (and the planet) is in sharp decline.

I am acutely aware that the health of our people is inextricably linked to the health of our planet.

As a diabetes leader and CEO, I have a tremendous opportunity and obligation to speak up and support my community in making positive changes to promote the well-being of humans and our planet.

We came up with a list of 10 Simple Steps we can take to improve planetary health. I am committing to making all 10 of these changes in my personal and professional life, starting today.

I am going to share my planet pledge journey and resources with you in our weekly blog posts.

Change isn’t easy. We aren’t going for perfect, we are starting with intention and slowly moving to action, giving ourselves lots of grace along the way. I am excited to share my successes and wrong turns with you on this journey and we would love to hear from you too!

10 Earth Actions We Pledge to Take

1. Grow plants native to you area.

In celebration of Earth Day, we are excited to highlight the importance of plants and their role in supporting wildlife. The biggest secret to success is choosing Native Plants for your outdoor pots, balcony, yard or garden this year.
By choosing plants that originated from your geographic area, you help support your regional ecosystem and offer pollinators, birds, butterflies and other healthy critters needed food, pollen and building materials for their survival.

Read more on our blog, Earth Day Secrets to Improving Planet Health

2. Compost kitchen scraps and cut down on waste

3. Eat more sustainable veggies, fruits, grains and less meat, processed foods.

4. Drive less and walk more, especially in nature

5. Think of 3 ways to use less water

6. Use cold water to wash, hang clothes to dry.

7. Turn appliances, lights and computers off when not in use.

8. Purchase used items and re-use everything you can. Swap and trade instead of buying new.

9. Try to use less plastics

10. Trade out filament light bulbs for new LED bulbs.

Stay tuned and we share details and resources on each of these 10 Steps over the next few months. And, please send us your stories too at info@diabetesed.net. We want to hear from you!

Take the Planetary Pledge for a PocketCard

Coach Bev with “plantable” Wildflower Action Postcard

We came up with a list of 10 simple steps you can take to improve planetary health. Just pick your action(s) on this survey or come up with your own, and we will send you two gifts of appreciation, for free.

To thank you for taking action, we will mail you (while supplies last) our world-famous Medication PocketCard and a Wildflower Seed Post Card, complete with 10 simple action steps printed on it, that you can read, review and then plant.

Like you, I have a deep appreciation for all the earth has given me and I want to give back to this beautiful blue planet. Each intention and action matters.

We are excited to celebrate Earth Day on April 22 and everyday. We will be posting blogs and resources to expand on actions we can all take to protect this precious earth we have the privilege to live on.

Each action, no matter how small, matters. We can do this!

With wishes for improved planetary health,

Beverly, Bryanna, Jackson, and Amanda


How to Protect the Planet Resources Page

Free Diabetes PocketCard for Planet Pledge

Coach Bev with “plantable” Wildflower Action Postcard

We have a favor to ask.

In celebration of Earth Day, could you commit to taking just one action to protect the planet? We made it super easy and came up with a list of 10 simple steps you can take to improve planetary health. Just pick your action(s) on this survey or come up with your own, and we will send you two gifts of appreciation, for free.

To thank you for taking action, we will mail you our world-famous Medication PocketCard and a Wildflower Seed Post Card, complete with 10 simple action steps printed on it, that you can read, review and then plant.

The health of our people is inextricably linked to the health of our planet.

Like you, I have a deep appreciation for all the earth has given me and I want to give back to this beautiful blue planet. Each intention and action matters.

We are excited to celebrate Earth Day on April 22 and everyday. We will be posting blogs and resources to expand on actions we can all take to protect this precious earth we have the privilege to live on.

Free PocketCard and Wildflower Seed Postcard

We have created a list of 10 Actions to Celebrate Earth Day and printed these actions on wildflower seed postcards, that are ready for planting. To thank you for your pledge to commit to one or more actions that invest in the well-being of our planet, we will mail you a Free Medication PocketCard and Wildflower Seed PostCard.

It’s easy! Just pick your action(s) on this Earth Action survey and provide a mailing address where to send these gifts of appreciation. Each action, no matter how small, matters. We can do this!

With wishes for improved planetary health,

Beverly, Bryanna, Jackson, and Amanda


How to Protect the Planet Resources Page

Free Diabetes PocketCard for Planet Action Pledge

We have a favor to ask.

In celebration of Earth Day, could you commit to taking just one action to protect the planet? We made it super easy and came up with a list of 10 simple steps you can take to improve planetary health. Just pick your action(s) on this survey or come up with your own, and we will send you two gifts of appreciation, for free.

To thank you for taking action, we will mail you our world-famous Medication PocketCard and a Wildflower Seed Post Card, complete with 10 simple action steps printed on it, that you can read, review and then plant.

The health of our people is inextricably linked to the health of our planet.

Like you, I have a deep appreciation for all the earth has given me and I want to give back to this beautiful blue planet. Each intention and action matters.

We are excited to celebrate Earth Day on April 22 and everyday. We will be posting blogs and resources to expand on actions we can all take to protect this precious earth we have the privilege to live on.

Coach Bev with “plantable” Wildflower Action Postcard

Free PocketCard and Wildflower Seed Postcard

We have created a list of 10 Actions to Celebrate Earth Day and printed these actions on wildflower seed postcards, that are ready for planting. To thank you for your pledge to commit to one or more actions that invest in the well-being of our planet, we will mail you a Free Medication PocketCard and Wildflower Seed PostCard.

It’s easy! Just pick your action(s) on this Earth Action survey and provide a mailing address where to send these gifts of appreciation. Each action, no matter how small, matters. We can do this!

With wishes for improved planetary health,

Beverly, Bryanna, Jackson, and Amanda


How to Protect the Planet Resources Page

Upcoming Standards of Care Webinar Updates | Airs April 26th & 28th

Join us live next Tuesday and Thursday as we continue our Level 2 – Standards of Care Intensive live updates! Read more and enroll below.


Level 2 | Microvascular Complications, Eye, Kidney & Nerve Disease Standards | 1.5 CEs | $29

Join us live on April 26, 2022, at 11:30 am PST

This course provides you with the need-to-know information regarding the microvascular complications of diabetes. We start with a brief overview of the pathophysiology and clinical manifestations then sum up with prevention strategies and screening guidelines. This straight-forward program will provide you with information you can use in your clinical setting and also provides critical content for the diabetes educator exam.        

Objectives:

  1. Eye, kidney and nerve disease
  2. Modifiable and non-modifiable risk factors for diabetes complications
  3. Screening guidelines and prevention strategies.

Level 2 | Critical Assessment – Fine-Tuning your Diabetes Detective Skills Standards | 2.0 CEs | $29

Join us live on April 28, 2022, at 11:30 am PST

This course integrates the ADA Standard of Care on elements of a comprehensive medical assessment (Standard 4) of the individual living with prediabetes, diabetes, or hyperglycemia. Through case studies and real-life situations, we discover often hidden causes of hyperglycemia and other complications, such as liver disease, sleep apnea, pancreatitis, autoimmune diseases, fractures, and more. We delve into therapy for complicated situations and discuss management strategies for other conditions associated with hyperglycemia such as Cystic Fibrosis, and Transplants. Join us for this unique and interesting approach to assessing and evaluating the hidden complications of diabetes.

Objectives:

  1. Identify common yet often underdiagnosed complications associated with type 1 and type 2 diabetes.
  2. State strategies to identify previously undiscovered diabetes complications during assessments.
  3. Discuss links between hyperglycemia and other conditions including, transplant, cystic fibrosis and liver disease.

Level 2 | Standards of Care Intensive | 20 CEs | $199

2022 Update Airs April 26 – May 26, 2022

This bundle is specifically designed for healthcare professionals who want to learn more about the ADA Standards of Diabetes Care for their clinical practice or for those who are studying for the BC-ADM or the CDCES certification exam.

Previously recorded

Upcoming Updates



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Don’t Miss Out on our Upcoming Virtual DiabetesEd Specialist Conference| April 13-15th

It’s not too late to register!

Whether you are new to diabetes or a seasoned expert, you’ll benefit from this virtual conference with the latest research plus critical content that you can immediately apply to your clinical practice.

Join us for our Virtual DiabetesEd Specialist Conference
30+ CEs | April 13-15, 2022

 Download Course Schedule |  Download Course Flyer

If you are seeking a state-of-the-art review of current diabetes care, this course is for you. Our team has been fine-tuning this course for over fifteen years, and we know what you need. This program can also be a great addition to your CDCES or BC-ADM exam study plan.

Join us LIVE for this Virtual Course and enjoy a sense of community!

Team of expert faculty includes:

  • Diana Isaacs, PharmD, BCPS, BC-ADM, BCACP, CDCES – Educator of the Year, 2020
  • Coach Beverly Thomassian, RN, MPH, CDCES, BC-ADM
  • Ashley LaBrier, MS, RD, CDCES, Diabetes Program Coordinator

Two Registration Options


Virtual DiabetesEd Specialist Conference Deluxe | 30+ CEs

Deluxe Option for $499: Virtual Program includes:

  • Q & A Session with the instructor after each webinar.
  • LIVE Presentations by our team of experts.
  • State of the art review of current diabetes care and technology.
  • Resources for each session.
  • Access to free podcasts and video recordings within a week of each live session for one year.

Deluxe Version includes Syllabus, Standards and Swag*:

  • Diabetes Educator Course 2022 Syllabus Hard Copy – over 100 pages -This spiral-bound workbook contains the printed version of all of the instructor’s slides.
  • ADA 2022 Standards of Care Book -The ADA Standards of Medical Care in Diabetes is a key resource for healthcare professionals involved in diabetes care, education, and support.
  • DiabetesEd Services highlighters, Medication PocketCard, Tote Bag and Pen

Virtual DiabetesEd Specialist Conference Basic | 30+ CEs

Basic Option for $399: Virtual Program includes:

  • Q & A Session with the instructor after each webinar.
  • LIVE Presentations by our team of experts.
  • State of the art review of current diabetes care and technology.
  • Resources for each session.
  • Access to free podcasts and video recordings within a week of each live session for one year.

Don’t worry if you can’t make it live. Your registration guarantees access to the recorded version in the Online University.

All hours earned count toward your CDCES Accreditation Information


Studying for the CDCES Exam?

Enroll in CDCES Online Prep Bundle + 5th Ed ADCES Review Guide Book | 47 CEs

This bundle includes our CDCES Online Prep Bundle plus the ADCES Review Guide.

The online bundle includes Level 1, Level 2, and Level 3 (Boot Camp), plus two bonus courses. The ADCES Review Guide offers over 480+ practice questions and is a fantastic independent study tool and comprehensive resource for the Diabetes Care and Education Specialist Exam.


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Preparing for the CDCES Exam FREE Webinar | March 31st

Are you preparing for the CDCES Exam?

Join us live on March 31st, at 11:30 am PST for our FREE Webinar

Starting your journey to becoming a CDCES? We recommend watching our FREE Preparing for CDCES Exam Webinar!

This course will transform your test anxiety into calm self-confidence and test taking readiness.

Webinar Topics

  • Exam requirement updates for 2022.
  • Exam eligibility and test format
  • Strategies to succeed along with a review of study tips and test-taking tactics.
  • We will review sample test questions and the reasoning behind choosing the right answers.
  • Learn how to focus your time and prepare to take the CDCES Exam. We provide plenty of sample test questions and test-taking tips!
Can’t join us live?
Don’t worry, we will send you a link to the recorded version.

What is a Certified Diabetes Care and Education Specialist?

Read More: What is a CDCES?

First awarded in 1986, as Certified Diabetes Educator (CDE) credential and in 2020 with a new name: Certified Diabetes Care and Education Specialist (CDCES) to more accurately reflect the specialty. CDCES has become a standard of excellence for the delivery of quality diabetes education. Those who hold this certification are known to possess comprehensive knowledge of and experience in diabetes prevention, management, and prediabetes.

Becoming a Certified Diabetes Care and Education Specialist (CDCES) is one of the best professional and personal decisions I have ever made.” – Coach Beverly Thomassian, RN, MPH, CDCES, BC-ADM


Why become a CDCES?
Three Reasons from Coach Beverly

Read More: 3 Reasons to Become a CDCES

The best part of becoming a CDCES is working with my colleagues and people living with diabetes. As diabetes educators, we hear compelling and beautiful life stories. I am astounded by the barriers they face and inspired by their adaptability, problem-solving skills, and resilience.

– Coach Beverly Thomassian, RN, MPH, CDCES, BC-ADM

Reason 1: CDCES is a widely recognized certification by employers and health care professionals throughout the U.S.  This credential demonstrates a specialized and in-depth knowledge in the prevention and treatment of individuals living with pre-diabetes and diabetes.

Reason 2: Currently, 10% of people in the U.S. have diabetes and another 35% have pre-diabetes which means 45% of Americans are running around with elevated blood glucose levels.  Given this epidemic, there will be plenty of future job opportunities.

Reason 3: Having my CDCES along with my nursing degree, has opened many doors of opportunity; from working as an inpatient Diabetes Nurse Specialist in a hospital to working as a Manager of Diabetes Education in the outpatient setting to starting my own consulting company.


Studying for the CDCES Exam?

Enroll in CDCES Online Prep Bundle + 5th Ed ADCES Review Guide Book | 47 CEs

This bundle includes our CDCES Online Prep Bundle plus the ADCES Review Guide.

The online bundle includes Level 1, Level 2, and Level 3 (Boot Camp), plus two bonus courses. The ADCES Review Guide offers over 480+ practice questions and is a fantastic independent study tool and comprehensive resource for the Diabetes Care and Education Specialist Exam.


Join us for our Virtual DiabetesEd Specialist Conference
30+ CEs | April 13-15, 2022

Whether you are new to diabetes or a seasoned expert, you’ll benefit from this virtual conference with the latest research plus critical content that you can immediately apply to your clinical practice.

 Download Course Schedule |  Download Course Flyer

If you are seeking a state-of-the-art review of current diabetes care, this course is for you. Our team has been fine-tuning this course for over fifteen years, and we know what you need. This program can also be a great addition to your CDCES or BC-ADM exam study plan.

Join us LIVE for this Virtual Course and enjoy a sense of community!

Team of expert faculty includes:

  • Diana Isaacs, PharmD, BCPS, BC-ADM, BCACP, CDCES – Educator of the Year, 2020
  • Coach Beverly Thomassian, RN, MPH, CDCES, BC-ADM
  • Ashley LaBrier, MS, RD, CDCES, Diabetes Program Coordinator

Two Registration Options


Virtual DiabetesEd Specialist Conference Deluxe | 30+ CEs

Deluxe Option for $499: Virtual Program includes:

  • Q & A Session with the instructor after each webinar.
  • LIVE Presentations by our team of experts.
  • State of the art review of current diabetes care and technology.
  • Resources for each session.
  • Access to free podcasts and video recordings within a week of each live session for one year.

Deluxe Version includes Syllabus, Standards and Swag*:

  • Diabetes Educator Course 2022 Syllabus Hard Copy – over 100 pages -This spiral-bound workbook contains the printed version of all of the instructor’s slides.
  • ADA 2022 Standards of Care Book -The ADA Standards of Medical Care in Diabetes is a key resource for healthcare professionals involved in diabetes care, education, and support.
  • DiabetesEd Services highlighters, Medication PocketCard, Tote Bag and Pen

Virtual DiabetesEd Specialist Conference Basic | 30+ CEs

Basic Option for $399: Virtual Program includes:

  • Q & A Session with the instructor after each webinar.
  • LIVE Presentations by our team of experts.
  • State of the art review of current diabetes care and technology.
  • Resources for each session.
  • Access to free podcasts and video recordings within a week of each live session for one year.

Don’t worry if you can’t make it live. Your registration guarantees access to the recorded version in the Online University.

All hours earned count toward your CDCES Accreditation Information


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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.