Graduate Success Stories!

Our Boot Campers and Course Attendees share their Success!

Success Rate! The majority of our students go on to pass the exam. We celebrate their success and cheer our students on each step of the way. We know how much hard work and sacrifice goes into getting that passing score. Congratulations to every one of you!

If you have passed the CDCES Exam, (formerly known as the CDE Exam) please send us your photo and a note. We would love to celebrate your achievement and serve as an encouragement to others!

Here are some of our Success Stories!

Thank you Coach Bev! I am a CDCES now!! I am an RD for over 23 years! Becoming a CDCES was personal to me as my parents have DM and it is now a global health issue! It was very hard to study on my own for the exam esp with the covid situation and going full time to work! The CDCES Prep Bundle with boot camp is the BEST program I have come across! Bev starts from basics to advanced! Her thorough knowledge and passion for the subject coupled with her excellent speaking skills make it the ideal bundle! When I was struggling she called me from across the map and patiently tried to teach me! I was completely shocked she did that!

Hats off to you Beverly and DES for promoting diabetes education and prevention!

Rama Rajagopalan, RD, CDCES


I passed my exam on Saturday!!! I am so excited! I wanted to thank Beverly for all of her help and support. All of her tips were so helpful. 
I really enjoyed this course and I will definitely recommend it! 

Kelsey, MS, RDN, CDCES


I wanted to thank you and your staff.  I passed the CDCES exam on Thursday!  Your boot camp was an integral part of my study plan. 

There was many questions on Type 1 diabetes and surprisingly several pump type questions. Most of them were easy to ascertain with your boot camp on pump technology. 

Sabrina Miles, RD, CDCES 


I wanted to let you know that I took my CDCES exam today and I passed!!! I want to thank you for your invaluable expertise and all of the practice questions!!! I couldn’t have done it without you! 

Keri Patterson, RDN, CDCES


I recently passed the CDCES exam with the help of Diabetes Boot Camp. The program was extremely helpful in assisting me in assessing what I needed to focus on and what I already knew. The most beneficial resources to me were the ADA standards of care and the Medication algorithms, along with the boot camp on chronic complications of DM. I can’t thank you enough for providing this content and look forward to helping people with diabetes improve their quality of life. 


Daisey Hardas, BSN, CDCES


Thank you Beverly for your support and help! You have created such an informative and well-organized program. I have learned so much from your level 1, 2 and boot camp. You kept it interesting and fun! I highly recommend it!


Alessia Nardocci, RD, CNSC, CDCES


I just wanted to take a minute and send you a note to say “Thank You!”  I took my CDCES certification exam on August 17th and I passed.  I decided to become a CDCES about 3 years ago and I found your online courses.  Your classes helped me begin to understand the practice of diabetes education.  I loved your enthusiasm and person-centered approach and  I began applying things I learned from you to my own practice.  A couple of weeks before the exam, I took your boot camp class.  I listened to the classes over and over and I read the Standards of Care until I knew them by heart.  I was so nervous when I took the exam, but I heard your calming voice in my head.  I was able to recognize “juicy answers” and I stood up to stretch every 25 questions. 

I had hoped to come to your in-person event earlier this year, but COVID changed that.  I will continue to enjoy your newsletters and I use many of your resources.  The providers I work with love your medication pocket cards.  Thank you again for the valuable services you provide. 

Caring for people with diabetes is an amazing job, one that I feel blessed to do.  I appreciate you helping me in my journey to become a CDCES.

Beth Patten, MS, RN, CDCES


“Beverly’s boot camp provided all the updated ADA standard information and tools necessary to prepare me for CDCES exam. The information shared in the camp was easy to understand and practical. I loved the way she applies real-life situations to help articulate the information. Beverly Thomassian has the spirit of a teacher and the heart of a saint. Always doing the best for the people with diabetes and the diabetic care industry. She truly helps people be the best versions of themselves! Thank you for all that you do!”

Rochelle Anzaldo, RDN, CDCES


“Thank you, Coach Bev!  Your Level 3 Bootcamp course was so helpful in preparing me to successfully pass the CDCES Exam.  Your instructional method and test-taking strategies provided me with the tools needed to assess what areas I needed to focus on the most.  I have several of the resources in my office to refer to when working with my clients to support their self-management skills.”

Cari Rivas, DHA, RDN, LDN, CPHQ, CDCES


“I took the test today and passed. Thank you for your class and your amazing team. Your material was incredibly helpful. I am also working as NP for an endocrinologist already, I am coming full circle with my role as an educator and as a provider in taking care of our clients with diabetes.”

Eligio David Soliman Jr, MSN, FNP-BC, APRN, CDCES, CMSRN, ONC


“You have helped me for the last 3 months to prep for the CDCES exam. Today I passed on my first try. Thank you for all of your help!!! I couldn’t have done it without you!! You are awesome!”

Maria Kennedy, MPH, RD, LDN


“Just wanted to let you know I took my exam today and passed with flying colors!


I got 91%!!! Thanks so much for all your help, your Boot Camps, practice exams, medication cards, & other resources were very helpful. 

I had challenges getting to the testing center, the computer I was using quit working on question 42, & I had to wear a mask the whole time, but I remembered your encouraging words, took deep breaths, did my wonder woman pose & powered through!”

Chris, CDCES


“I passed my exam today!!! I did your Online Prep Bundle with AADE review guide, even watched many of your recorded webinars more than once!

Wanted to thank you and let you know you’re a great teacher and very easy to listen to. Appreciate your website and all of the resources you offer!”

Shannon Nelson, CDCES


“I passed my CDE exam this past Saturday, and honestly, it was because of your course materials. I am so, so thankful that you do what you do. You are so good at your job. I couldn’t have done it without your review course. I truly mean it when I say, THANK YOU. It has been a ride, but since I started your course in October, it provided me with the tools that I needed for success. Thank you from the very bottom of my heart.”

Neda Kashanian, RD, CSP, CDCES


“I was on maternity leave when this winter series took place and wondered where on my dashboard the recordings can be found. I just logged in and only saw the completed courses from last fall in preparation for my CDE exam (which I passed! At 32 weeks pregnant… don’t recommend it but it was better than my original plan of studying on my maternity leave SMH).

Thank you for allowing past participants to stay up with the latest training. It was a pleasant surprise to get the calendar invite. “

Erica Lewis, CDCES


“I passed the exam last Saturday!! I am so thankful for Beverly and her team always available to help me when I had questions ! Beverly you are truly amazing at what you do I’m forever grateful for your amazing courses!”

Rebecca Richard M.S, RDN, CDECS


“After getting laid off as Clinical Manager, I realized I wanted to go back to working with Diabetics as I had done for years. Helping people living with diabetes to regain their health is rewarding and challenging. But passing the CDCES? I hadn’t taken a large test since my internship more than 2 decades ago! (Yes I’m aging myself!) My friend recommended Coach Beverly’s Boot Camp and Beverly became my companion and motivational coach for four months. The good news is I passed on the first try…. the bad news I miss the sound of her voice every day!  I can’t wait to work with diabetics and take my knowledge to my community.

Thank you, Coach Beverly- you’re an inspiration, and your program was so informative!”

Sheri Weitz, RDN, CDCES


” I passed my CDCES exam! I have never felt more confident and prepared going into an exam than I did after studying the content from Beverly’s Boot Camp series.  The resources provided were so helpful and the material was taught in an interesting way!  I have learned so much not only to help me pass my exam but to improve the lives of my clients.  I will be recommending your education services to many colleagues!  Thank you!”

Mary Condon, RDN, LDN, CDCES


“I was so thankful to have these resources to prep for my CDCES exam. I passed on the first try! I found the prep so overwhelming, that I honestly did not know where to start. Beverly’s program maps out a clear study path, and provides excellent resources.  For me, having the audio and visual presentations were key to helping me remember the information. Beverly has an excellent teaching style, and an encouraging spirit. Her sample questions were so similar to the actual test questions.  I highly recommend this program and have suggested it to several of my peers. Thank you, thank you, thank you, Beverly!”

Laura Maynard, RN, BSN, CDCES


” Your dedication to helping all those pursuing success in the Certified Diabetes Examination showed through. I read many reviews and felt confident that taking the Boot Camp was the right step to be successful. I watched all the videos and attended the live webinars. Beverly was a positive role model in her presentations and I felt motivated to continue onward. The resources provided each week were greatly appreciated and will be utilized in my career. The information I obtained from the Boot Camp was instrumental in my success in passing the exam the end of August. The exam was hard but I am grateful for the support. Thank you Beverly and the Diabetes Education Services team!”

Deborah Flaherty, MSN, APN-C, CNE, CDCES


“Here is my success story. More than 100 million adults are living with diabetes. These statistics hit close to home as my father, sister and nieces are a few of the people I love that have battled with this dreadful disease. I have seen what it takes to manage diabetes: meal planning, carbohydrate counting weight management as well as taking medication must become a way of life. Seeing how diabetes has taken a toll on my friends, family, and patients.  This inspired me to become a certified diabetic educator.  I feel if I can make a difference in someone’s life in helping them manage their diabetes, I am making a much-needed impact in the world. “

Monique Jackson, MSN, CFNP, WHNP, CDCES


“Beverly, just wanted to let you know that your voice in the last 7 months or so has been all over the world, as I travel for business and took some time to go on vacation with my family your lectures on my phone or iPad travel with me thousands miles away from home. Your voice stayed with me during a difficult 4 hours test that I am happy to say I PASSED. I purchased a year of study and just today I was listening to a new recorded series on insulin pumps, but now I can listen and not worry about the exam, I just got so used to listening and taking notes, that I didn’t feel like giving it up. All the information that you provided is so valuable. I am glad that I passed otherwise I was about to book tickets and fly to lively San Diego for a live class that you provide. I highly recommend purchasing the one year bundle and book, I got a newest 5th edition. Many thanks to Taryn for all your help. Many Many thanks to Beverly too for all you do!!!!!”

Oksana Yakoff, CDCES


I had been thinking about taking the CDCES exam for several years, but it always seemed very overwhelming. Then a coworker told me about her success with Beverly’s program, and as soon as I went through the first webinar I knew I’d be set up for success too. The combination of webinars and printable note-taking slides was perfect for my style of learning. I really enjoyed how Beverly so concisely presented information, and also interjected her real-life experiences to bring each topic full circle. I used her program as my exclusive study source, and it worked so well for me. It’s only been one month since I passed my CDCES exam and I’ve already recommended Beverly’s program to three CDCES hopefuls! I’m so grateful I found such an invaluable resource for my CDCES studying and for furthering my professional practice.

Melissa Thurnhofer, CDCES


“The Diabetes Education Services Boot Camp 3 was so helpful in preparing me for the Certified Diabetes Care and Education Specialist exam!  Beverly did such a wonderful job explaining things and encouraging the learning process.  Beverly’s staff was helpful at answering questions via email.  I felt very supported by the Diabetes Education Services as I prepared for the exam.  I will definitely be back to use these classes for my continuing education needs.  Thank you, Beverly and staff, for all your help!”

Kim Yadon, CDCES


“Beverly has an amazing gift for teaching. I was so glad to have found her website after googling materials for the CDCES exam. There was so much about diabetes that I did not know!!! Her courses are fun and comprehensive in the continuum of diabetes care. After waiting since the beginning of my college career to take the CDCES exam, I finally passed!!! I will continue to watch Beverly’s webinars for CEUs and for the BC-ADM!”

Ciara Manning- MS, RD, LDN, CDCES


“I passed my CDCES exam last week and would not have been able to do so without Beverly’s coursework, resources, and guidance! There is so much information to review for the exam and it can feel overwhelming but Beverly has a way of making the information digestible and easy to learn. Her podcasts were great to listen to in the car and on my runs. I highly recommend the 3 level boot camp to help you prepare for the exam.  Thank you, Beverly and Anne!”

Gretchen Zimmermann RD, CNSC, CDCES, CLT


“Beverly’s passion for helping others reach their goals is evident in everything that she does. I heard her speak several years ago at a diabetes education conference. Then I came across one of her webinars on YouTube while studying for the CDCES exam. Her easy to understand, direct guidance was crucial to my passing the exam. I particularly enjoyed her pocket guides and reasonably priced exam questions. Thanks, Beverly!”

Nova Elwood, RD LD CDCES


“Previously, I missed passing the CDCES exam three times by three points. I’d ordered numerous CDCES practice exams from Momentics. As a result, I was extremely disappointed and discouraged. After discussing my situation with my pastor I prayed about my unsuccessful attempts in passing the CDCES exam and I decided to do google courses to take to help one pass the CDCES exam. Thank God, that’s how I came across your program, Beverly. I ordered the CDCES bundle package. Reading the information and listening to or actively participating in your Podcast is what help me leap over this hurdle and finely pass my CDCES exam on Dec 15, 2018. You are an excellent teacher. I learned so much. I will pass it on to my colleagues that if they want to pass their CDCES exam they need to purchase and take your CDCES bundle package. Thank you, Thank you, Thank you.” –

Mary Miller CDCES


“I passed my CDCES exam today, and 1.5 years after passing my BC-ADM exam with the help of Diabetes Education Services as well as the ADA Standards of Care! I always listened to the podcasts when driving to my outreach sites as the Diabetes Education Services app is very user-friendly! Thank you, Beverly and the Diabetes Education Services Team!”

Julie Levy, M.Ed., RD, LMNT, BC-ADM, CDCES 


“I’m so excited to have finally passed the CDCES exam after spending so much time preparing. I would have been lost without Beverly’s lectures and study material, so thank you so much! I found the lectures to be very helpful in explaining concepts and relating them to real life. I had a 1.5-hour drive to the testing center and listening to the podcasts on the way down at the last minute was especially helpful, as some of the information I heard during the ride was on the test! Thank you so much for all the effort you put into helping us succeed.”

Anna Herby, MS, RD, CDCES


“Many thanks to Beverly and her team. I passed the exam on the first try-one and done! The materials in the CDCES prep bundle were well laid out, easy to follow and up to date. They were an excellent resource to prepare for the exam. I have directed all my colleagues preparing for the exam to get the materials. Thanks again!”

Anita Conner, MPH, RDN, CDCES


“I cannot say enough great things about the CDCES prep courses from Diabetes Ed Services. Beverly made the topics interesting and relatable. Her kindness and compassion for her patients are so evident and she has definitely been a role model for how best to work with those living with diabetes. The CDCES prep bundle and accompanying resources were all I used to study for the CDCES exam (which I passed on my first try). Thank you so much to Beverly and her team!” –

Dana Artinyan, RD, CDCES


“I am a registered dietitian in Greenville, North Carolina. I have been wanting to become a CDCES for years now, especially after working 5 years inpatient. I am now in a wellness nutrition clinic teaching the DSMES healthy eating classes. I obtained my hours to sit for the exam but was so nervous as I have never been great at test-taking. I always made good grades, but test anxiety would get the best of me. I found out in my older years that I am an audio learner. A CDCES friend of mine directed me to Beverly’s website and boot camp options. The podcasts were my saving grace. I listened to them on my morning and evening, hour commute. Studied medication pocket cards and the resources listed under the boot camp slides like the HTN/HLD medication handouts. I passed the exam on, Friday, October 19th, 2018. The way the material is presented in the boot camp was so helpful with answering these tough worded questions and scenarios. The practice exams, quizzes, and questions of the week were also a huge help. I don’t think I could have passed it without this program. Keep doing the good work and helping people like myself, so that we can help others!”

Gwyn Thompson RDN, LDN, CDCES


“I just passed my CDCES and I am so so grateful to you for helping guide me through this exciting (nerve-wracking) process! Beverly, you are an exceptional guiding light. I hear your voice in my head all day. Thank you for your invaluable wisdom and boot camp!! So happy, so blessed to have found you.”

Misti Gueron MS, RDN, CDCES


“I went into the test feeling great! Listening to Coach Bev on the webinars was delightful. She explains everything so well with real-life examples that just make sense and really helps you relate. From the first webinar, I was hooked. I would highly recommend her webinars. Thanks for helping me pass the CDCES exam. On the day of my exam, I felt prepared and confident. I would also like to add I am considered a type 1. I always tell my patients “I’m not only talking the talk, I’m walking the walk right alongside you” and now I can add that I’m also a Certified Diabetic Educator.. so very elated to have this certificate. This one is personal! I feel privileged to have it! It was not an easy exam but I kept remembering little tips that Coach Beverly said and it worked. I seriously did the superwoman pose about four times during the exam too! Thank you!!”

Maria Villafane, CDCES


“Beverly – I PASSED! I even got an A!  I can unequivocally and most emphatically say that your course was the most helpful and was the most thorough in preparing me for this exam. Your vast experience and encouraging teaching style helped me not only pass the test but to be a better educator. I am so proud to call you a colleague! I can’t tell you how excited I was after watching my first webinar in the Deluxe Bundle!  The way you organized them into categories like “squirters” and “satiators” really did it for me. You are a gifted teacher and I am grateful for your courses. I have already recommended them to several people.Thank you, and keep up the excellent work.”

Caryn, RN, CDCES


“After being unsuccessful, I took a step back and purchased the CDCES Boot Camp. While I gained more knowledge, something was still missing. I reached out to Beverly not thinking she would have time for little ole me. However, she did and arranged a time for us to have a 1 on 1. Beverly told me she knew without a doubt there wasn’t a concern if I knew the material but I needed to master answering the questions. As I sat at the computer taking my exam, I could hear Bev on my shoulder as I answered each question. Once the exam was over, I walked out knowing I passed. Sure enough, I saw the golden letters PASS!”


“When I first set out to take the CDCES exam I was overwhelmed by the sheer amount of content I needed to learn. I used all of the Level 1, 2, and 3 courses as my main method of reviewing information. The courses consolidated all of the information really well and helped me make the most out of my study time. I am an auditory and hands-on learner so the webinars plus quizzes were extremely helpful to me. Beverly made the learning fun, easy and applicable! It’s clear that she has a genuine passion for diabetes education. These courses are an absolute must-have for anyone looking to take the CDCES Exam. Not only did they effectively help me prepare for the exam, but they have also helped me become a better educator.”

Kacey Conyers, MS, RD, LD, CDCES


“Anyone, and I mean…ANYONE, that is interested in taking the CDCES exam or simply becoming well versed in diabetes management — should take Beverly Thomassian’s courses. These tools along with various additional resources prepared me wonderfully to sit for the examination. I was not confident that I would pass (why? I DO NOT KNOW), yet I did – with an excellent score!  Beverly is the real deal and down-to-earth. Becoming a CDCES requires a large wealth of information, and she consolidates the main themes wonderfully. I appreciate that I even got a personal email from her, congratulating my success. What company owner and well-read instructor does that? Only someone who is one of a kind. Dear reader, you may be feeling the same way that I felt initially; please hear me when I say: “Utilize Diabetes Education Services!”

A. Fortenberry, RD, CDCES


“Becoming a CDCES has been a dream since my days in undergraduate. After becoming a Registered Dietitian I began to count down the days and hours needed to become eligible to sit for the CDCES exam. Taking the online diabetes course helped me to focus on my weaknesses and helped me gain the confidence to succeed in the exam. To prepare for the exam I used the Level 3- CDCES Boot Camp as my main study tool and supplemented courses from Level 2- Beyond Fundamentals to fill in a few knowledge gaps.  I would listen to each presentation over and over to the point that my wife felt she was studying also! I highly recommend this program to any looking to become a Certified Diabetes Care and Education Specialist. Thank you, Beverly and the entire Diabetes Education Services team!”

Corey Colson, MS, RDN, LDN, CDCES


“I purchased your online courses to prepare for my CDCES. Thanks to you I passed!!!! Initially, I was studying by reading my AADE books and practicing test-taking skills every night. I even took a 2-3 month online [course name omitted] (don’t think that helped much). My friend referred me to your website early on but I contemplated using your courses. Your CDCES courses had the greatest impact on my studying. After the first course I was hooked; Beverly’s presentations were engaging, super stimulating but most importantly she made sense.Your sessions put what I read into perspective. I spent the first few months reading the AADE Art & Science of DSM Book, primarily because I was new to diabetes. I just think that your classes helped me put it all together. I often referred back to the book when I didn’t understand a topic and continue to do so. I know in my heart I would have NEVER passed without your courses. Thank you!!!! Please continue to teach because I want to teach just like you one day. You are my mentor.”

Thanks, Blanca


“When first looking into the possibility of becoming a CDCES, I was pretty overwhelmed with the vast amount of material that the CDCES test covers. However, I had the opportunity to purchase a package of webinars as well as attend the training in Carmel, CA. I could tell right away that Bev and her team had a passion for Diabetes Education that was totally different than AADE’s trainings or webinars. All of the information they presented made the knowledge stick in a personal way. It also gave me new inspiration for working with patients with Diabetes and supporting their journey. 2 months after the Carmel training, I’m a CDCES and loving my work with Diabetes!”

Dylan Jones M.S. RDN, LD, CES, CDCES


Thank YOU, Beverly. Although I’ve been a college nutrition-science instructor for the past few years, I just gave my first Diabetes 101 lecture to our rural local community.I purchased your Level 2 package to help me study for the CDCES exam and all I can say is thank you, thank you, thank you. It has really helped me – especially the medication lecture.You are a gem and now I think a little bit of your sparkle has rubbed off on me – I received a round of applause after my lecture… so now I am glowing, too. 🙂

Krista, MS, CNS (Certified Nutrition Specialist)


“In preparation for the CDCES, I signed up for the CDCES Prep Bundle Level 1,2,3. I also purchased a very large book: The Art and Science of Diabetes Self-Management. While probably a great resource for Diabetic Educators, I found it to be way to large and overwhelming as a study resource.  I found the  CDCES prep bundle to be clear and concise. I prefer audio learning and found it great that I could listen ” on the go.” I studied in my car, in the dentist’s waiting room, while cleaning the house, etc. I listened to the entire series and found that each and every lecture offered something of importance. On exam day, to my great surprise, there were about 5 questions I had already done during the online practice tests.  Additionally, I really liked Beverly’s teaching style. She seems so genuine and I just have the feeling that she is a very kind person. Thank You!!”

Jennifer Becker PA-C, CDCES, and Person w/Type 1 Diabetes


“I passed my CDCES exam, what an amazing feeling! A huge thank you to Beverly and her team. I highly recommend Beverly’s CDCES Prep Bundle levels 1, 2, and 3 fundamentals course. Beverly is absolutely amazing. She not only made learning fun, easy to understand, and extremely informative. Her PowerPoints are to the point, easy to follow, and I loved her enthusiasm on the podcasts and in person. She provides so many great resources and tips along the way, in which I use in my own practice today! I had the pleasure of attending the diabetes educator course conference in San Diego and absolutely loved it.  Beverly is such a role model for all future diabetes educators with her extensive expertise, passion, and love for this community. Thank you, Beverly and team, for supporting me through this journey!”

Crystal Orozco, RDN, CDCES


“Thank you doesn’t feel like enough to tell Beverly how much I appreciate her educational sessions. I had previously taken the CDCES exam three times and failed by two or three points. After purchasing her  CDCES prep bundle, I took a month to study using her webinars/sessions. I took my fourth test on 02/07/2018 and passed!!! I know I wouldn’t have been able to pass on my own.  The CDCES exam is harder than the NCLEX!! Beverly doesn’t just give you the technical and practical information needed to be an educator, she teaches you how to look beyond the medication and formulas and see the patient as a person. The material covered in her sessions is thorough and up to date.  The educational sessions, boot camps, and the CDCES app make passing a sure bet. But more importantly, Beverly’s passion concerning Diabetes Education spills over and makes one a better educator. I wish I would have begun studying with her when I first started on my diabetes education journey in 2015. Both I and my patients have gained so much from her lessons. Again I can’t thank her enough and recommend everyone preparing to take the exam should study with Bev!!!”

Michelle L. White BSN, RN, CDCES!!! 


“After previously taking the exam and missing it by 2 points, I took some time off before getting back into studying. Fast forward to the fall of 2016, I attended a live, 3-day seminar to jump-start my preparation. While very intense and informative, I was left feeling overwhelmed and lacking the confidence I needed afterward. In the spring of 2017, I found out about Diabetes Education Services and the “CDCES Coach” app through a coworker. Reluctantly, I checked it out and signed up for the level 1 and 2 boot camp series. This was just what I needed to rebuild my motivation, confidence, and knowledge in all aspects of CDCES prep. The live and recorded webinars and practice tests were all there to use on my own time, as life allowed. With two toddlers at home and a baby the way, (and a fulltime job), this speaks volumes. Whether you listen to a webinar on the computer at lunch, on the Ipad after the kids are in bed, or flip through tables in the app or screenshots of areas you struggle with during your walk on the treadmill, this program is beyond helpful. I even printed and laminated the *free* medication cards and carried them with me everywhere. There is no doubt that Beverly’s coaching and the entire Diabetes Education Services program played a role in helping me pass the exam this time around!”

Hayley Mayo, MS, RDN, LD, CDCES


“Beverly Thomassian is an excellent instructor. In-person seminars are available, but I used the online courses to prep for the CDCES exam Dec 2012 and they were fun and informative….and helped me pass the exam!” 

Tamara, RN, CDCES, Certified Massage Therapist


“I have been a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist since July 2014. I completed the Coordinated Program in dietetics at the University of Missouri – Columbia. I have worked as an outpatient dietitian since May 2014 and set the goal to become a CDCES by the end of 2017.  Beverly’s CDCES Boot Camp came recommended to me by another CDCES at the clinic where I work. The different boot camp lectures, practice exams, and medication flashcards made me feel as prepared as possible when it came time to sit for the exam. Finally, in December 2017, I achieved my goal of becoming a CDCES. I have now recommended this program to other dietitians with the goal of becoming a Certified Diabetes Care and Education Specialist.”

Brenna Webster, RDN, LDN, CDCES


“There are many web sites out there selling CDCES preparatory materials.  They all seem to boast and advertise theirs as the most extensive and best study guide materials “you” should buy as a means to raise your exam score.  After having used some of those materials, I realized that they were lacking in-depth and real preparation for the CDCES examination. Upon coming to that realization, I purchased the 4-level series of On-line University from Diabetes Education Services; I discovered what the other study guide materials lacked – a complete explanation of the entire knowledge-based training necessary for thorough preparation for the CDCES examination. By studying the courses offered through Diabetes Education Services, I was fully prepared and did pass the CDCES examination.  Beverly’s courses offered an in-depth and comprehensive review and explanation of the ADA Standards of Care.   Beverly is an excellent teacher and has put together a great evidence-based training series for the person studying for the CDCES examination.  I would highly recommend the 4-level series from Diabetes Education  Service, as a way for thorough preparation for the CDCES examination,  I really appreciate the fact that I have on-line access to the lessons for a year.”

Ernie Church, CDCES


“I attended Beverly’s conference and was blown away by the care and expertise she puts into this creative business of hers. She is a diabetes nurse because she truly cares for the patient – she advocates for them and translates to us how to best care for them as well. I was super inspired. As far as the exam, Beverly highlights what might be on it during her talks (because no one can really say). Not only is Beverly intelligent, highly experienced and caring, she is also hilarious and a real person. She doesn’t put up any fronts, and I just have a tremendous amount of respect for her. Fast forward, I passed my exam and am now practicing, and I know I’ve greatly improved how I work because of her. I can’t say enough good things.”

Hanna Rifkin, CDCES


“Thank you Bev! You are so amazing to share your time, expertise, and awesome self through your Online University. Before I discovered your website I felt lost and unsure where to begin my diabetes educator journey.  Your webinars are engaging and informative. Throughout the exam, and now in everyday practice, I hear your voice reminding me of recommendations, standards, and professional ways to handle every diabetes situation.  I couldn’t have done it without you.  A million thanks!

P.S.  Meeting you in person was incredible – you are even more wonderful in real life!”

Melissa Anderson, RDN, CDCES


“Thank you to Beverly and her dedicated staff for providing an effective and efficient means to prepare for the CDCES exam! After 7 months of studying using the CDCES Coach App, online University prep courses and sample tests provided I passed the CDCES exam. There are other study options and apps available, however, this website and app are most comprehensive, streamlined and personalized. I am grateful for all the effort behind this organization which helped me pass the exam and, has given me tools and information for being better at my work in diabetes education.”

Suzy Stockmann, RD, CDCES


“Thank you, Beverly and team, for making my preparation to pass the CDCES exam a smooth, pleasant, and rewarding process! Not only it was a great review for some of the areas that I felt confident with, but it was also an excellent learning platform for so much more! I am thrilled to be officially a CDCES!”

Xenia Averkiou, MS, RD, CD, CDCES


“After previously taking the exam and missing it by 2 points, I took some time off before getting back into studying.  Fast forward to the fall of 2016, I attended a live, 3-day seminar to jump-start my preparation.  While very intense and informative, I was left feeling overwhelmed and lacking the confidence I needed afterward.  In the spring of 2017, I found out about Diabetes Education Services and the “CDCES Coach” app through a coworker.  Reluctantly, I checked it out and signed up for the level 1 and 2 boot camp series.  This was just what I needed to rebuild my motivation, confidence, and knowledge in all aspects of CDCES prep.  The live and recorded webinars and practice tests were all there to use on my own time, as life allowed.  With two toddlers at home and a baby the way, (and a fulltime job), this speaks volumes.  Whether you listen to a webinar on the computer at lunch, on the Ipad after the kids are in bed, or flip through tables in the app or screenshots of areas you struggle with during your walk on the treadmill, this program is beyond helpful.  I even printed and laminated the *free* medication cards and carried them with me everywhere.  There is no doubt that Beverly’s coaching and the entire Diabetes Education Services program played a role in helping me pass the exam this time around!”

Hayley Mayo, MS, RDN, LD, CDCES


“After some struggle with the exam, Beverly took the time to review with me some key points to help pass the CDCES exam. Her Boot Camp courses are very well organized and having those pocket cards to study went a long way. I had the pleasure of talking to Beverly and with her guidance, I was able to pinpoint the mistakes I was doing and pass. Also, focusing on the first 3 chapters of “The Art & Science of Diabetes Self-Management Education Desk Reference,” as suggested by Beverly, was paramount in my success. The last thing, Beverly praised me for not giving up, and that went a long way. I would not have done it without you. Thank you, Beverly.”

Gregorio Rodriguez MSN, RN, CDCES


“I had the privilege of enjoying the Deluxe boot camp series with 31 webcasts and various resources. I am very busy and did not have time to read that enormous book to its entirety. Listening to Beverly’s webcasts on my drives to and from work became my routine. I also enjoyed the CDE® mobile app to review algorithms and the standards of care while in waiting rooms, on lunch break or being tied up by a train. Diabetes really hits home for me. My family, friends and community are no stranger to this disease and the potential complications. It is important to me to keep up with current research and practice. I had 3 short months to prepare for the exam and passed on my first try! I feel confident in my position and stronger as an educator.  I appreciate your time and effort dedicated to helping other educators succeed.”

Camilla Barajas RN, BSN, CDCES


“My goal was to take (and pass) the CDCES exam before I have my second child.  I wasn’t sure exactly where to start studying and then I found Beverly and her team!!  I purchased the Level 2 Beyond Fundamentals courses and took advantage of the MANY resources and tips she has on her website including the 10 steps to succeed at the CDCES exam.  I received a medication and oral pocket card in the mail which was so helpful for studying and I also carry it around with me at work just in case I need to reference it.  I listened to the Level 2 programs at least 2 times each because the app makes it so easy to listen anytime (cooking dinner, cleaning the dishwasher, etc!).  The way Beverly presents the information in her webcasts is so easy to understand and retain that it made it very easy for me to study and learn.  I am proud to say I met my goal of taking and passing the exam with only 6 weeks to go until I deliver my 2nd child.  Thank you so much to Beverly and her team for sharing their knowledge and passion for diabetes education with the rest of us!!  I really do not think I would have had as much success without them!!!”

Allison Johnson, RD, LD, CDCES


“Thanks so much to Beverly and her team for helping me to succeed on the CDCES exam!  I had a baby 10 months ago and wasn’t sure how I was going to be able to manage working, studying, and being a new mom.  Beverly’s program helped me streamline my studies, including coming up with a plan for focusing on the most important information.  Bev’s passion, knowledge, and excitement for the world of diabetes education is so evident in her teaching approach.  She presented the information in an easy to understand manner.  I loved all the poll questions and practice exams, which stimulated test day, and really helped me succeed.  Thanks so much for helping me to become a CDCES!”

Christina Heiberg, RD, CDCES


“OMG!!! I am SO happy and grateful and honored to be able to write this note to you today and to be able to say these words! This morning I went in and took the CDCES exam in Hayward and I passed! It is so emotional! Tears flowing. THANK YOU!  Thank you for everything you do to make the world of becoming a CDCES a friendlier and attainable place Beverly! I listened to you for the past few months non-stop, my brain was overflowing full when I walked into that room today— most helpful was the repetition and your calm, engaging, compassionate voice. I stood up in the Wonder Woman pose about halfway through the test- I calmed my breathing- I looked for the BEST answer and basically just felt as ready as I could be.  All of those hours paid off.
Your courses are absolutely amazing!  Even more important (probably)- I learned SO much- I feel ready and set to use these skills to help people, more poised than ever before.
Thank you for being there and creating this platform! Anyone who follows this program can do it – it gives you tools, skills, confidence and underneath it all, I knew it would be ok even if I didn’t pass the first time- I knew I had learned so much more and would be able to do more, and I would have persevered- it gave me that, maybe strength.  I will always be grateful to all of you!! 
P.S. I also took Beverly’s advice to envision myself succeeding and created a vision board and in the center it had that title. So, yes, you played an incredible role in my passing the exam- so appreciative.”

Erika Deshmukh, MS, RD, CDCES


“I passed my exam!! These courses were so valuable in not just passing but also learning so much about diabetes care. After taking the courses offered through the bundle, I felt more confident as a provider. The topics were extremely relevant to the needs of my patients, and I am thrilled to share this information with patients and other colleagues. Thank you so much!”

Wendy Lopez MS, RD, CDCES


“I would like to thank Beverly for all of her guidance and expert advice with preparing me for the CDCES exam. I loved her approach and her tips for success were key to my success. I will recommend your programs, tips, website and CDE® Coach App to my peers. Again, thank you for your knowledge and support!”

Erika Rosettie CDCES


“Thank you for your amazing Boot Camp Series!  It was a true catalyst to successfully passing the CDCES Exam!! What a great feeling to get that piece of paper saying “You have Passed this examination.”  I celebrated with a plate of pasta, bread and a glass (ok 2 glasses) of wine. I didn’t count the carbs or the calories!!! Thank you again for an amazing experience and your wealth of knowledge!”

Heather Crimmins-FraserMS, RD, CDCES


“I wanted to let you know I passed my CDCES exam with an 83% today! I cannot thank you enough for the webcasts you have available. I commute 180 miles every day for work, and I was able to use that windshield time as STUDY TIME thanks to your webcasts. I learned so much about diabetes care and various counseling approaches.
Beverly, the tone you set for your patient interactions has carried over into my own personal counseling. I am noticing a connection with my patients I never had before. Thank you so much for helping me obtain my credentials, but more importantly, to become a more effective educator.”

Kalyn Cryer RD, CDCES


“Thank you for the great work you do! I am so excited to have passed my CDCES exam!  It was a very hard exam, and all the online classes from Bev and all the resources you provided were the key to my success. Thank you again for all the great work you do!”

Julie Aubin BSN, CCM, CDCES


“Beverly’s CDCES Bootcamp is by far the best investment I made in preparing for the CDCES exam. It is very thorough and her calm approach in teaching the material helped immensely with my anxiety about taking the exam.”

Tonya Ashrafi MA, RD, LDN, CDCES


“I just wanted to let you know that I think your courses are the best! I utilized several to prepare for my CDCES exam and I found the information to be just what I needed to fill in the blanks in my knowledge. I am happy to report that I was just notified today that I have passed the 2014 Spring CDCES exam!! I will continue to utilize your webinars for CEs and increasing my knowledge base.”

Judith, BSN, RN, CDCES


“Thank you, Beverly, Susan, and Diabetes Education Services! I wouldn’t have passed the CDCES exam without your guidance and support. The live seminar allowed me to dive right in, focus, stay accountable to my studies, and to ask questions from you and my surrounding experts. The online classes also helped me review and pinpoint my weak areas. It was a challenging test but I passed with your support. Thank you!”

Ginger Cochran, CDCES


“Diabetes Education Services is an amazing resource, I honestly couldn’t have passed the CDCES exam without this program!  Beverly is so knowledgeable and her webinars are so engaging, I really enjoyed all of them.  I have learned so much and will continue to utilize your service for ongoing knowledge and keeping up with ongoing changes/updates in the standards of care.  Thank you all so much!!”

Stephenie Lords – RD, LD, CDCES


“This is a dream come true. I PASSED!!! This is a dream come true.  I am currently the ONLY Latina and trilingual CDCES in my area.  Honestly, I believe I am the only Latina CDCES in the Capital Region of NY.  Thank you for your help during the Boot Camp series.”

Tatiana Alcantara CDCES


“Thank you, Beverly, Susan and Diabetes Education Services for helping me maintain my CDCES credential. I was concerned about passing the exam since I haven’t been working on diabetes and there is so much material to learn, memorize and apply.  The CDCES Bootcamp webinar series along with the Level 2 series was great at helping me focus and pass the exam!  Thanks Again!”

Beth L. Sponseller MS, RDN, CFT, CDCES


Hi Beverly, I took your bundle course last year to help prepare me for spring 2014 (May/June) CDCES exam and I found out yesterday I passed!! I love how you simplify everything and just wanted to say thank you for all you do.

Tiffany


“I am so proud to add CDCES to my credentials! I learned an incredible amount of information to pass the exam and it has been rewarding to put my knowledge into practice. I couldn’t have done it without the Boot Camp!”

Laura Andromalos MS, RD, LDN, CDCES


“All the studying gave me confidence!
Passed my CDCES on October 27th.  I was probably over-prepared, but I appreciate that all the studying gave me confidence as an educator.  Thank you Beverly, for your program that helped me prepare.”

Marcine Kowpak RN, MSN, CDCES


“Classes are inspiring! I took the CDCES Exam in December 2016. Here is my selfie in the parking garage in SF just after passing. I loved that you get instant results.  Beverly’s classes both in-person and on-line are inspiring. That is what kept me focused and confident. (I did the Wonder Woman pose before clicking start on the exam and about halfway through). Maybe that helped too.”

Julie Lester RN, CDCES


“Hi Beverly, I know we haven’t met but sure feels like it to me. I can still hear your voice in my head after going through the entire on-line CDCES prep course bundle, more than once in certain cases. The reason I am writing though is to thank you for providing such a great review and study tool. Although I did read the entire DSME Desk reference prior to signing up for your online classes, I still found your review immensely healthful in getting me ready for the CDCES exam and giving me the confidence I needed. The even better news is that I took the exam a few days ago and I passed it. How great is that! I feel that I owe my success partly to you and so, share the good news and congratulate you on a job well done! I wouldn’t have done it without you.”

Thank you – Spiros


“I passed! I passed! Thank you, Beverly and Susan, for having such a wonderful program available! Beverly, I appreciate your passion and teaching style. I took multiple study courses from you and felt super confident sitting down to take the exam. I am so glad it’s over with and now I can relax and enjoy the Holidays!!”

Tess Warwick MS, RDN, CDCES


“Thank you for the excellent resources that diabetes education services provided to help me pass the CDCES exam this fall.  I am including this picture of me with one of my daughters because they listened to your webinars and podcasts and learned about diabetes too!  The podcasts were such a great resource because I could listen and learn while I was walking the dog, running errands, or waiting at swim team practice.  Thank you for providing many scenarios and real patient stories.  This helped the material come to life and enhanced my understanding. Thank you so much!”

Jill Trotman CDCES


Thank you thank you!!! I just got my passing score on the CDCES exam! last year I purchased other study guides and flashcards and failed the exam, twice. A coworker who knew my struggle stumbled upon your website and showed me. After logging in and purchasing a few of your online courses, my excitement grew once again and I started to feel like maybe I actually could succeed. I became excited and logged daily to soak up information. Your teaching style was perfect for me. And I am addicted to your resources tab, where great articles and books can be found. It decided to retake the test and got my PASS today!!! So thank you!! I will recommend your course prep review anytime!!

Lori, CDCES


“As of November 1st, I became a CDCES!!! I’m so thrilled to share that news with you!  I was not able to attend your workshops in person but found your online classes more than helpful.  When I would review information I learned from your classes with my colleagues, there were times where I felt as if I was teaching them.  I learned a great deal from you and it was definitely the best method for me to learn.  I will continue to follow your site for new info. and in future classes.  I will most certainly pass your website on to anyone I know that it will benefit.  Thanks for being a knowledgeable and interesting mentor!!”

Most Grateful, Meg, RN, BSN, CDCES


“Beverly, I just wanted to let you know that I successfully took the CDCES exam last Friday. I wanted to take a moment to thank you and your great organization for all the help you have given me, as well as the diabetes community at large. I purchased the level one bundle, and it was a wonderful resource for me as I prepared for the exam. I will recommend it to my colleagues who have yet to take the exam.”

Sheri RN, CDCES!


“Just a note to thank you for your excellent education courses, completed in Switzerland, Germany and the USA that helped me pass the CDCES today! Yippee. Coming from an exercise physiology background was not easy. I had a ton to learn and digest that is outside my educational experience. I could hear Beverly’s voice in the background as I worked through the pattern insulin questions! Thanks for the great customer service and I’ll be back to keep the certification current. At our school of medicine, we plan to develop a Diabetes Center and I am glad to be part of the team. I also plan to recommend to other ACSM certified exercise physiologists that they take your courses as a prep to a new world.”

Best wishes, Mary, Ph.D., FACSM, RCEP Clinical Exercise Physiologist


“Just wanted to let you know that I did pass the CDCES exam. It was a happy, happy day! I could not have done it without you. Thanks for all you do.”

Mary Ann, RD, LD and now CDCES!


“I just wanted to take a moment to thank you and your staff for the wonderful educational courses you provide on the internet. In December of 2010, I took the CDCES exam and did not pass it. I recently took the exam again after taking your CDCES preparation course package. The information was clear concise and I learned a great deal. On May 9, 2011, I passed the exam and felt much more confident about taking the exam. I hope to take additional courses provided by you in the near future. I highly recommend you and your work. Thank you very much!!”

Lynn N., RD LDN CDCES (P.S. My husband thanks you too he said he would not have known what to do with me if I did not pass.)

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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.”**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.”

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