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World Diabetes Day Symposium | November 6th, 2018

November 6

Paradise Adventist Academy, 7.5 CEs

Registration Fee: $99 includes light breakfast, lunch, syllabus, Medication PocketCard and certificate of Completion. 

Presented by Beverly Thomassian RN, MPH, BC-ADM, CDE® and Dawn Desoto RD, CDE

World Diabetes Day Symposium Brochure/Registration Form will be posted soon.

Please call (530)876-7297 to hold your spot!

Seminar Overview

Are you interested in teaching your patients about diabetes, but find it difficult to keep pace with the latest advances in diabetes care?  Then consider attending this all day program that synthesizes the critical elements of diabetes care and education.

Through dynamic presentations and case studies, we will provide you with creative strategies to succeed at teaching in today’s fast paced health care environment.

In addition, small group activities allow participants to improve clinical confidence and diabetes problem solving skills.

Our goal when developing this seminar was to include as many diabetes clinical “pearls” as possible, so participants leave the seminar feeling more empowered and confident advocating for excellence in diabetes care.

Fees and Accreditation

Nurses Provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider #12640 for 7.5 contact hours. Approved for 6.5 CPE II for Registered Dietitians by the Commission on Dietetic Registration.

Registration Fee: $99 includes light breakfast, lunch, syllabus, Medication PocketCard and certificate of Completion. 

Symposium Schedule

7:30 a.m. – 8:00 a.m. Check-in

8:00 a.m. –  10:00 a.m. Overview

  • Current State of Diabetes
  • Natural History of Diabetes
  • Who’s at Risk – Diagnostic Criteria

10:15 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. Goals/Prevention

  • Prevention and Exercise
  • Educational Strategies that work
  • Getting to Goal – Control Matters

12:30 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. Hospital Care, Feet and Insulin Therapy

  • Managing Hyperglycemia in Hospital
  • Lower Extremity Care
  • Basics of Insulin Therapy

2:15 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. Pattern Management, Gut Health, Nourishment

  • Insulin and Pattern Management
  • Gut Bacteria and Health
  • Nourishing our Bodies

3:30 p.m. – 3:50 p.m.  Panel Discussion
Living with Diabetes – A Insiders View

Course Location

Paradise Adventist Academy 
FellowShip Hall
5699 Academy Drive, Paradise, CA 95969

Who Should Attend? 

This course is designed for all health care professionals including providers, nurses, dietitians, pharmacists and educators who want to:

  • Get re-energized about diabetes care and education
  • Enjoy a comprehensive and reality based review of “the basics and beyond” of diabetes management.
  • Keep abreast of the rapidly changing strategies in diabetes management
  • Refine their skills and improve competencies in diabetes problem solving.
  • Learn practical approaches to educating patients about diabetes self-management.

Course Faculty:

Beverly Thomassian RN, MPH, CDE, BC-ADM
President, Diabetes Education Services
LiveWell Diabetes Education Program Adventist Health Feather River

Beverly is a nurse entrepreneur, educator and clinician with a passion to improve diabetes care.  She believes that learning about diabetes should be meaningful and fun so participants leave feeling re-energized and excited about diabetes education.

Dawn DeSoto, RD, CDE 
Lifestyle Coach, Nutrition Expert, LiveWell Diabetes Education Program Adventist Health Feather River

Dawn takes an affirmational approach when encouraging healthy eating with participants. She blends her extensive knowledge of functional medicine with a compassionate approach which is always person centered.

World Diabetes Day Symposium Brochure/Registration Form coming soon


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Beverly Thomassian & Dawn Desoto


Paradise Adventist Academy
5699 Academy Dr
Paradise, CA 95969 United States
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