Question of Week | 1923 Noble Recipients for Discovery of Insulin?

To celebrate National Diabetes Month, our Questions of the Week will challenge test takers on their historical knowledge of the discovery of insulin. Thanks for joining us on this fun adventure.

In 1923, the Nobel Prize for in Medicine was awarded for the discovery of insulin. 

Which group of scientists were the recipients for the award?

  • Dr. Banting and Dr. Best
  • Dr. Collip, Dr. Banting and Dr. Best
  • Dr. Banting, Dr. Collip, Dr. Macleod, Dr. Best
  • Dr. Banting and Dr. Macleod

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Question of Week | Cost of the Insulin Patent?

To celebrate National Diabetes Month, our Questions of the Week will challenge test takers on their historical knowledge of the discovery of insulin. Thanks for joining us on this fun adventure.

On January 23rd, 1923, Dr.’s Banting, Best, and Collip were awarded the patent for insulin.

How much did Banting, Best, and Collip each charge the University of Toronto for their share of the insulin patent?

  • They sold the patent for insulin for one million dollars to be divided by the 3 patent owners.
  • They retained the patent for insulin to ensure exclusive rights.
  • They sold the patent for insulin for $1 each.
  • They sold the patent for insulin to pharmaceutical companies for an undisclosed amount.

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Question of Week | What does “Diabetes Mellitus” really mean?

To celebrate National Diabetes Month, our Questions of the Week will challenge test takers on their historical knowledge of the discovery of insulin. Thanks for joining us on this fun adventure.

The term diabetes mellitus is derived from Greek and Latin languages, with roots dating back to the Greek physician Demetrius of Apamea in 129-199 AD.

Which is the most accurate translation of the term diabetes mellitus in English?

  • Passing through of honey or sweetness.
  • Siphoning of sugared urine.
  • Wasting disease due to sweetness.
  • Evil urinating disease.

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  • Resources for each session
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Team of Experts: Our team of expert faculty has been fine-tuning this course for over fifteen years and we know what you need to succeed! In addition to informative lectures, we also use group activities and case studies to highlight the essential knowledge, skills, and strategies needed to succeed in diabetes education today!


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  • Level 2 – Assessing and Promoting Well-Being: From Population Health to a Person-Centered Approach 1.5 CEs
  • Level 2 – Hospital and Hyperglycemia 1.5 CEs
  • Level 2 – Hyperglycemic Crisis, DKA and HHS Standards 1.0 CEs
  • Level 2 – Meds Management Update for Type 2 – 1.5 CEs
  • Level 2 – Setting up a Successful Diabetes Program 1.5 CEs
  • Level 2 – Pregnancy and Diabetes 1.5 CEs
  • Level 2 – From Tots to Teens – Diabetes Standards 1.5 CEs
  • Level 2 – Older Adults and Diabetes 1.5 CEs
  • Mindfulness and Compassion in the Diabetes Encounter – 1.0 CE

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Question of the Week | First Insulin Injections in Humans – What is true?

To celebrate National Diabetes Month, our Questions of the Week will challenge test takers on their historical knowledge of the discovery of insulin. Thanks for joining us on this fun adventure.

Which of the following statements is true regarding the first experiments using insulin in humans?

  • Since insulin worked successfully on dogs, no experimentation was needed on humans to gain approval.
  • Leonard Thompson, a 14-year-old received the first successful insulin injection in January 1922.
  • The initial insulin was derived from the exocrine cells of ligated canine and porcine pancreases.
  • Elizabeth Hughes was the first insulin recipient in 1921 but the insulin formulation didn’t work to lower her glucose until 1922.

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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.

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

In addition to informative lectures, we also use group activities and case studies to highlight the essential knowledge, skills, and strategies needed to succeed in diabetes education today!

CEs: Includes over 30 CEs
Program Info: 2021 Diabetes Educator Course Flyer & Schedule (subject to change)
Speakers: View Conference Faculty.
Dates: Your registration fee includes access to FREE podcast and all recorded webinars for one year.


Virtual DiabetesEd Specialist Conference Deluxe | Recorded & Ready for Viewing! | 30+ CEs

Deluxe Virtual Program for $459 includes:

  • Presentations by our team of experts
  • Q & A Session with the instructor after each webinar
  • State-of-the-art review of current diabetes care and technology.
  • Resources for each session
  • Access to FREE podcast and recorded webinars within a week of each live session for one full year.

+Plus Syllabus, Standards and Swag:

  • Diabetes Educator Course 2021 Syllabus Hard Copy – over 100 pages -This spiral-bound workbook contains the printed version of all of the instructor’s slides.
  • DiabetesEd Services highlightersMedication PocketCard and Pen

2021 Diabetes Educator Course Flyer & Schedule (subject to change)


Team of Experts: Our team of expert faculty has been fine-tuning this course for over fifteen years and we know what you need to succeed! In addition to informative lectures, we also use group activities and case studies to highlight the essential knowledge, skills, and strategies needed to succeed in diabetes education today!


Bonus Courses worth 12+ CEs, FREE

When you register for our Virtual Course, you have immediate access to these Bonus DiabetesEd University Online Courses – for FREE!

  • Test Taking Toolkit – Over 200 sample test questions!
  • Level 2 – Assessing and Promoting Well-Being: From Population Health to a Person-Centered Approach 1.5 CEs
  • Level 2 – Hospital and Hyperglycemia 1.5 CEs
  • Level 2 – Hyperglycemic Crisis, DKA and HHS Standards 1.0 CEs
  • Level 2 – Meds Management Update for Type 2 – 1.5 CEs
  • Level 2 – Setting up a Successful Diabetes Program 1.5 CEs
  • Level 2 – Pregnancy and Diabetes 1.5 CEs
  • Level 2 – From Tots to Teens – Diabetes Standards 1.5 CEs
  • Level 2 – Older Adults and Diabetes 1.5 CEs
  • Mindfulness and Compassion in the Diabetes Encounter – 1.0 CE

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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.

Question of Week | What Country serves Bandeja Paisa?

As Diabetes Specialists, it is helpful and fun to become familiar with the foods of different cultures and regions. For today’s Question of the Week, we are quizzing participants on their recognition of a common dish from a Latin American country. Can you identify where this dish called Bandeja Paisa, shown in this picture, originates from?

Which country does this dish originate from?

  • Ecuador
  • Puerto Rico
  • Peru
  • Colombia

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This Question of the Week is provided by Lorena Drago, multicultural nutrition expert. Thanks Lorena! You can join Lorena for a culinary trip that highlights the foods and traditions of the six largest Hispanic subgroups in the U.S.


Join the Webinar Series – Crack the Cultural Code with Lorena Drago, MS, RD, CDCES

We are excited to share our guest blog post by multicultural nutrition expert, Lorena Drago, MS, RD, CDCES. In addition to creating an amazing 6-week series that provides participants with tools, including live cook-alongs, that highlight the foods and traditions from the six largest Hispanic subgroups in the U.S. Lorena is a great story teller, plus, she is offering a $30 discount for her program series which starts November 2nd. Thanks Lorena for your sense of humor and your determination to get this spicy conversation going!

All Hispanic people like spicy foods, right?

Actually…

Funny story. I was eating a family-style meal with colleagues recently and took a bite from a dish that was spicy hot. I said, “Ooo – not for me. This is too hot.”

They looked at me and asked incredulously, “Aren’t you Latina?”

Yes, I am.

“Didn’t you grow up eating hot and spicy foods?”

No, I did not. I am Colombian.

“Don’t you eat hot foods in Colombia?”

No, we don’t. What we eat depends on the region in which you live. We have nine regions in Colombia, and I was raised in the Caribbean region. Therefore, the food that I tend to eat differs from the Pacific, Andean, Amazonian and other regions in the country.

We laughed over this, and a conversation about culture and food preferences ensued.

Join Lorena’s Webinar Series – Crack the Cultural Code. Starts Nov 2 – Save $30 with COACHBEV discount.

Many of us make assumptions about what our clients, including Hispanics, eat. What if you had a solid understanding of the food and culinary preferences of the six major Hispanic subgroups in the U.S.? You can! It’s time to Crack the Cultural Code!

The first—and only—training to address the food, nutrition and health of the 6 largest Hispanic subgroups in the U.S. kicks off November 2nd.

This 6-week program is for YOU; dietitians, nurses, pharmacists, and for all those who provide counseling to the Hispanic population and are asked, “what can I eat now?” Join us if you wish to improve healthcare outcomes for the Hispanic clients you serve who are at risk of chronic diseases, including diabetes. This program will provide you with the tools to counsel clients from the six largest Hispanic subgroups in the U.S. Improve health outcomes. Learn the nuances, food preferences and culinary know-how to confidently counsel your Hispanic clients.

Cost: $179 dollars – COACHBEV discount for $149 dollars
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Register now: Breaking the Cultural Code: How to Counsel the Hispanic Population, Featuring the Cultures and Cuisines of Mexico, Puerto Rico, Dominican Republic, Cuba, El Salvador, and Guatemala 12 CEUs available

Lorena Drago, MS, RD, CDN, CDCES

Lorena specializes in the multicultural aspects of diabetes self-management education and is an expert in developing culturally and ethnically oriented nutrition and diabetes education materials. She founded, Hispanic Foodways which received the New York City Small Business Award in 2006. She developed the Nutriportion™ Measuring Cups that has the calorie and carbohydrate amounts of common foods embossed on each cup and the Nutriportion™ Hispanic Food Cards that have pictures and nutrition composition of common Hispanic foods. 

Lorena served on the American Association of Diabetes Educators board of directors from 2006-2010, Chair for Latinos and Hispanics in Dietetics and Nutrition. She was Past President of the Metropolitan New York Association of Diabetes Educators in 2004. Lorena won the Diabetic Living People’s Choice Award in 2012 and Latinos & Hispanics in Dietetics and Nutrition Trinko Award in 2016.

She is the author of the book Beyond Rice and Beans: The Caribbean Guide to Eating Well with Diabetes published by the American Diabetes Association. She is a contributing author and co-editor of the book Cultural Food Practices published by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics and was print communications chair for the Diabetes Care and Education Specialty Practice Group of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics from 2012-2015.

Read more here about Lorena and Cracking the Cultural Code


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Question of the Week | “My life is a mess”

JR is 26 years old with newly diagnosed diabetes.  JR keeps missing appointments and when you finally get a hold of them on the phone, they start crying and say “my life is a mess”.  JR is struggling with addiction, periods of houselessness and extra weight in addition to diabetes.

Based on this information, what is the most likely barrier to JR engaging in self-care?

  • Adverse Childhood experiences (ACEs)
  • JR is struggling with depression
  • Diabetes distress is at the core of the listed behaviors
  • Grieving and denial of diabetes diagnosis

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The Impact of Adverse Childhood Experiences on Health | 1.0 CE

Adverse childhood experiences (ACE) are associated with an increased risk of diabetes, heart disease, cancer and a variety of other health consequences for adults. This session reviews how diabetes care and education specialists can provide screening, assessment, and trauma-informed care to individuals who experienced ACEs and are living with toxic stress.  We will explore strategies to address ACES and improve outcomes for individuals and communities. Throughout, we will focus on supporting self-care with a focus on recognizing and promoting resilience.

Topics include:

  • Discuss the benefits of assessing Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACE) in individuals with diabetes.
  • State the relationship between ACE Scores and risk of future health complications.
  • Describe a person-centered approach to fostering resilience and self-care for individuals with toxic stress.
  • Identify two strategies to provide trauma-informed care in your work setting.

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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.

A Story of Trauma, Resilience & Hope with Coach Beverly

Like many health care professionals, I live with the shadows of early childhood trauma. We all manage these painful childhood events in different ways and their impact may only be discovered as we move into adulthood or even later in life. Recognizing and acknowledging our trauma and the trauma of the people we serve is an important first step toward healing.

As diabetes specialists, our awareness of trauma and toxic stress can lead to providing more informed and compassionate care. As health care providers, we may misperceive a person’s no-show or negative attitude as a sign that they don’t care about their diabetes self-care or the health consequences. With some exploration, we may gain a better understanding of the shadows that are blocking their path forward.

Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) are common. At least two-thirds of people living in the U.S. have experienced one ACE and over 15% have experienced 4 or more.

Furthermore, a dose-response relationship exists: as the number of adverse experiences increases so does the risk of problems from childhood through adulthood.

These childhood traumas can lead to toxic stress which, over time, can change the biology of our body and increase the risk of diabetes, heart disease, and more.

People with elevated ACE scores are more likely to experience a variety of mental health issues, which is not surprising given their painful, confusing, and unsafe childhoods. Based on sound research by the CDC and Kaiser, they are also more likely to suffer from physical diseases, like heart attack and stroke, diabetes, and cancer. They are more likely to break bones and experience unintended pregnancies.

There is hope for healing. Diabetes specialists can make a difference. Through the use of screening tools and careful listening to the words and body language of the individuals we serve, we can start the movement toward healing and collaborative working relationships.


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The Impact of Adverse Childhood Experiences on Health

The Impact of Adverse Childhood Experiences on Health: A Personal Story of Resilience & Hope with Coach Beverly

Adverse childhood experiences (ACE) are associated with an increased risk of diabetes, heart disease, cancer, and a variety of other health consequences for adults. This session reviews how diabetes care and education specialists can provide screening, assessment, and trauma-informed care to individuals who experienced ACEs and are living with toxic stress.  We will explore strategies to address ACES and improve outcomes for individuals and communities. Throughout, we will focus on supporting self-care with a focus on recognizing and promoting resilience.

Topics include:

  • Discuss the benefits of assessing Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACE) in individuals with diabetes.
  • State the relationship between ACE Scores and risk of future health complications.
  • Describe a person-centered approach to fostering resilience and self-care for individuals with toxic stress.
  • Identify two strategies to provide trauma-informed care in your work setting.
Can’t join us live?
Don’t worry, we will send you a link to the recorded version.

Want to learn more about ACEs and Healing?

ADCES National Virtual Meeting – Ready for Viewing
California Coordinating ADCES Chapter – September 30, 2021 at 4:45pm PST
Diabetes Ed Services Webinars – airs October 27th at 11:30 am PST

Resources

ACE Resource Network

ACE Screening Tool and Resilience Inventory

Becoming ACE-Aware Training Program

Nadine Burke Harris, MD TED Talk on How Childhood Trauma affects health

NPR Article – Take the ACE Score and Learn what it does and doesn’t mean

Trauma-Informed Care Fact Sheet

Why should I care about my number?

CDC Vital Signs – Impact of ACES

CDC Mortality and Morbidity Weekly Report on ACEs – 2019

What happened to you? Conversations on Trauma, Resilience, and Healing – authors Oprah Winfrey and Bruce D. Perry, M.D., Ph.D.


Enroll in our Virtual DiabetesEd Specialist Program!

Did you miss the live conference? No worries! You can register now to watch on-demand

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.

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.

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

In addition to informative lectures, we also use group activities and case studies to highlight the essential knowledge, skills, and strategies needed to succeed in diabetes education today!

CEs: Includes over 30 CEs
Program Info: 2021 Diabetes Educator Course Flyer & Schedule (subject to change)
Speakers: View Conference Faculty.
Dates: Your registration fee includes access to FREE podcast and all recorded webinars for one year.

Two Registration Options


Virtual DiabetesEd Specialist Conference Deluxe | Oct. 6-8 | 30+ CEs

Deluxe Virtual Program for $459 includes:

  • Presentations by our team of experts
  • Q & A Session with the instructor after each webinar
  • State-of-the-art review of current diabetes care and technology.
  • Resources for each session
  • Access to FREE podcast and recorded webinars within a week of each live session for one full year.

+Plus Syllabus, Standards and Swag:

  • Diabetes Educator Course 2021 Syllabus Hard Copy – over 100 pages -This spiral-bound workbook contains the printed version of all of the instructor’s slides.
  • DiabetesEd Services highlightersMedication PocketCard and Pen

2021 Diabetes Educator Course Flyer & Schedule (subject to change)


Virtual DiabetesEd Specialist Conference Basic | Oct. 6-8 | 30+ CEs

Basic virtual program for $359 includes:

  • Presentations by our team of experts
  • Q & A Session with the instructor after each webinar
  • State-of-the-art review of current diabetes care and technology.
  • Resources for each session
  • Access to FREE podcast and recorded webinars within a week of each live session for one full year.

2021 Diabetes Educator Course Flyer & Schedule (subject to change)


Team of Experts: Our team of expert faculty has been fine-tuning this course for over fifteen years and we know what you need to succeed! In addition to informative lectures, we also use group activities and case studies to highlight the essential knowledge, skills, and strategies needed to succeed in diabetes education today!


Bonus Courses worth 12+ CEs, FREE

When you register for our Virtual Course, you have immediate access to these Bonus DiabetesEd University Online Courses – for FREE!

  • Test Taking Toolkit – Over 200 sample test questions!
  • Level 2 – Assessing and Promoting Well-Being: From Population Health to a Person-Centered Approach 1.5 CEs
  • Level 2 – Hospital and Hyperglycemia 1.5 CEs
  • Level 2 – Hyperglycemic Crisis, DKA and HHS Standards 1.0 CEs
  • Level 2 – Meds Management Update for Type 2 – 1.5 CEs
  • Level 2 – Setting up a Successful Diabetes Program 1.5 CEs
  • Level 2 – Pregnancy and Diabetes 1.5 CEs
  • Level 2 – From Tots to Teens – Diabetes Standards 1.5 CEs
  • Level 2 – Older Adults and Diabetes 1.5 CEs
  • Mindfulness and Compassion in the Diabetes Encounter – 1.0 CE

2021 Diabetes Educator Course Flyer & Schedule (subject to change)


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Accreditation: Diabetes 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.

Question of Week | 90 years old and hungry. Best action?

HM is living with type 2 diabetes and is 90 years old with a BMI of 32.  HM’s most recent A1c was 9.3% and their GFR is 16.  The provider stopped the metformin due to the diminished kidney function and HM is currently on no diabetes medications.  To manage HM’s blood sugar, the provider ordered a low-calorie restrictive meal plan for HM.  HM was a chef for 40 years and tells you, “they feel hungry” all the time.  Based on this assessment, you decide to contact the provider.

Which of the following would be the best suggestion?

  • Ask provider to add a bedtime snack to reduce hunger.
  • Encourage HM to take a short walk after meals to reduce post prandial hyperglycemia.
  • Reassure HM that limiting calories is the best plan to keep blood glucose on target.
  • Contact provider with suggestion to start HM on once daily basal insulin.

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Accreditation: Diabetes 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.