Coach Beverly Thomassian, RN, MPH, BC-ADM, CDCES
Author, Nurse, Educator, Clinician, and Innovator, Beverly has specialized in diabetes management for over twenty years. As president and founder of Diabetes Education Services, Beverly is dedicated to providing compassionate and evidence based diabetes education and improving the lives of those with diabetes.
She is the 2021 recipient of the California ADCES Kim Higgins Award and serves as an Assistant Clinical Professor at UCSF and CSU Chico.
Diana Isaacs, PharmD, BCPS, BCACP, CDCES, BC-ADM, FADCES, FCCPCES
Diana Isaacs was awarded 2020 ADCES Diabetes Educator of the Year for her educational platform promoting the use of CGM for people with diabetes and other innovations. She serves in leadership roles for several pharmacies and diabetes organizations. She has numerous diabetes publications and research projects with a focus on medications, CGM and diabetes technology.
For the past three year, Dr. Isaacs has served as a contributing author for the 2023 ADA Standards of Care.
As the Program Coordinator and clinical pharmacist specialist in the Cleveland Clinic Diabetes Center, Dr. Isaacs brings a wealth of clinical knowledge combined with extensive research and speaking experience to this program.
Ashley LaBrier, MS, RD, CDCES
Ashley is an educator, dietitian, and Diabetes Education Program Coordinator at the Salinas Valley Medical Clinic’s Diabetes & Endocrine Center. Her work with people living with diabetes focuses on the value of healthy nutrition and movement to improve well-being.
Ashley is passionate about providing person-centered education to empower those who live with diabetes. Having been diagnosed with type 1 diabetes herself nearly 20 years ago, she combines her professional knowledge with personal experience and understanding.
Day 1 | “Standards of Care, Medications for Type 2 & Addressing Cardiovascular Disease” with Coach Beverly and Dr. Diana Isaacs
Our two experts highlight the critical content from the ADA Standards of Care, with a focus on important updates that impact clinical practice. Also included are discussions on medication management of diabetes and cardiovascular disease.
Day 2 | “Insulin Fundamentals to Pattern Management, Physical Assessment & Diabetes Technologies” with Coach Beverly and Dr. Diana Isaacs
The first part includes a detailed discussion of insulin therapy, pattern management, and insulin delivery devices. A case study follows outlining a head-to-toe assessment of someone living with diabetes. The afternoon segment reviews the latest diabetes technology with a show-and-tell session that demonstrates pumps, sensors, and an array of diabetes gadgets. The final part includes a discussion on integrating mental health with body health and strategies to provide extraordinary diabetes care.
Day 3 | “Medical Nutrition Therapy & Pattern Management” with Ashley LaBrier
Enjoy a comprehensive review of the latest findings in nutrition therapy, utilizing a person-centered educational approach. Our expert will also discuss the impact of exercise on glucose and strategies to keep safe while keeping active.
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 certification exams regardless of your profession.* The use of DES products does not guarantee the successful passage of the certification exam. CBDCE does not endorse any preparatory or review materials for the certification exam, except for those published by CBDCE.
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.