Diabetes Specialist Online BootCamp | 12+ CEs

Live Series Starts Feb 11, 2020. You can join anytime.

This intensive, 9-part series highlights the critical content of each topic area so you can focus your study time most efficiently.

The Boot Camp is updated annually. When it is updated, you’ll be invited to join live! Recordings are always available even if you can’t join live.

All webcasts air from 11:30 to 1pm PST and are worth 1.5-1.75 CEs.

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Diabetes Specialist Online Boot Camp Webinar Topics and Dates

  1. Diabetes – Not Just Hyperglycemia – 1.5 CEs: February 11, 2020
  2. ADA Standards of Care – 1.5 CEs: February 13, 2020
  3. Insulin Therapy – From Basal/Bolus to Pattern Management – 1.5 CEs: February 18, 2020
  4. Insulin Intensive – Monitoring, Sick Days, Lower Extremities – 1.5 CEs: February 25, 2020
  5. Meds for Type 2 – 1.5 CEs: February 27, 2020
  6. Medical Nutrition Therapy and Exercise – 1.5 CEs: March 4, 2020
  7. Screening, Prevention, and Treatment of Microvascular Complications – 1.5 CEs: March 5, 2020
  8. Coping & Behavior Change – 1.5 CEs: March 9, 2020
  9. “The Big Finish” Test Taking Boot Camp: March 12, 2020

Topic Details:

1. Diabetes, Not Just Hyperglycemia

Diabetes is complicated! This course starts with a brief introduction to the CDCES (formerly known as CDE) Exam content and philosophy. Then we move to discuss underpinnings of pancreas dysfunction and the different types of diabetes. Insulin resistance is addressed as well as the diagnostic criteria for the diabetes.

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Topics include:

  • State the impact of diabetes in our communities
  • Explore insulin resistance and vascular disease
  • Discuss key concepts in the pathophysiology of type 1, type 2, and gestational diabetes
  • Review Diabetes Diagnostic Criteria

2. Standards of Care & Hypoglycemia

This course reviews the updates to the American Diabetes Association’s Standards of Medical Care in Diabetes and provide critical teaching points and content for Diabetes Educators. The ADA Standards of Medical Care in Diabetes is a key resource for healthcare professionals involved in diabetes care, education, and support.

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Topics Include:

  • A review of changes and updates to the 2019 ADA Standards of Medical Care
  • Identification of key elements of the position statement
  • Discussion of how diabetes educators can
  • apply this information in their clinical setting

3. Insulin Therapy – From Basal/Bolus to Pattern Management

This course reviews the effective use of insulin therapy to improve glucose control. Learn how to look at glucose patterns and determine appropriate insulin adjustment strategies. Formulas to calculate basal-bolus insulin therapy based on national guidelines will be included. 

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Topics include:

  • Using basal/bolus insulin therapy to improve glucose control
  • Glucose patterns and adjustment strategies
  • Incorporating national guidelines into practice

4. Insulin Intensive – Monitoring, Sick Days, Lower Extremities

The purpose of this course is to spend focused time reviewing insulin pattern management, dosing strategies, basal-bolus, and carb counting calculations. We explore the ins and outs of monitoring, sick day management and provide a brief review of hypoglycemia and lower extremity assessment. This course content will boost your knowledge and confidence in recommending insulin adjustments to patients and providers.

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Topics include:

  • Explore the importance of patient assessment in determining a realistic dosing strategy
  • Calculating insulin correction and carb coverage ratios
  • Hypoglycemia and glucose monitoring strategies
  • Sick day and inpatient diabetes management

5. Meds for Type 2 – What you need to know

This course highlights the array of oral and injectable medications to treat hyperglycemia for people with type 2 diabetes. We explore clinical issues to consider when determining the best strategy to improve glucose control. We discuss cost, side effects, complexity, and other factors into consideration.

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Topics include:

  • Describe the main action, dosing and side effects of the different classes of diabetes medications
  • Highlight the key elements of the Medication Guidelines by AACE and ADA.
  • Clinical factors to consider when determining the best strategy to improve glucose control

6. Exercise and Medical Nutrition Therapy

This course reviews the latest nutrition guidelines and strategies to individualize this information based on patient assessment. Included is a discussion on metabolic surgery, gastroparesis, and disordered eating. We review the benefits of exercise and focus on the latest national guidelines for activity, strengthening, and balance.

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Topics include:

  • Nutrition guidelines and weight-loss strategies
  • Individualized approaches medical nutrition therapy
  • Exercise – Benefits, guidelines, and strategies

7.  Coping and Behavior Change

This course provides the framework needed to assess patient barriers and support behavior change. We explore psychosocial issues that may be blocking patients from adopting healthier behaviors and provides strategies to identify and overcome these barriers.  We conclude with a review of the major learning theories with a focus on empowerment.

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Topics include:

  • Assessing coping skills
  • Depression, anxiety and diabetes distress
  • Supporting behavior change
  • Learning theories and goal setting

8.  Screening, Prevention, and Treatment of Microvascular Complications

This course reviews the impact of chronic hyperglycemia on eyes, kidneys, nerves and lower extremities. Included is a discussion on screening guidelines to promote early detection and treatment. We review lower extremity assessment and special foot care considerations for people with diabetes.

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Topics include:

  • From the eyes to the nerves, the impact of chronic hyperglycemia
  • Screening guidelines to stop the microvascular disease in its tracks
  • Lower Extremities with a focus on assessment, assessment and teaching strategies

9. Test Taking Coach Session – Over 45 Questions!

Join your test-taking Coach, Beverly Thomassian, as she reviews a variety of sample CDCES test questions. She will explain how to dissect the question, eliminate wrong answers and avoid getting lured in by juicy answers. There are no CE’s provided with this course, however, there is a lot of valuable test-taking information for your CDCES Exam preparation.

Beverly will provide test questions ahead of time (to get the answers, take the online test in your student center) and review as many practice questions as possible within the hour time frame. She helps you avoid common traps and provides Insights and tips to increase your confidence and ability to choose the right answer.

The use of DES products do not guarantee 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.

To satisfy the requirement for renewal of certification by continuing education for the Certification Board for Diabetes Care & Education (CBDCE), continuing education activities must be applicable to diabetes and approved by a provider on the CBDCE List of Recognized Providers (www.ncbde.org). CBDCE does not approve continuing education. Diabetes Education Services is accredited/approved by the Commission of Dietetic Registration which is on the list of CBDCE Recognized Providers.