Faculty of Virtual DiabetesEd Specialist Conference

Faculty of Virtual DiabetesEd Specialist Conference

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 Educational Services, Beverly is dedicated to optimizing diabetes care and improving the lives of those with diabetes.


Diana Isaacs, PharmD, BCPS, BC-ADM, BCACP, CDCES

We are thrilled to welcome our newest speaker, Diana Isaacs, who will be joining our Virtual and Live Courses!

Dr. Isaacs was named 2020 AADE Diabetes Educator of the Year for her educational platform promoting the use of CGM for people with diabetes and other innovations.  Dr. Isaacs was awarded the Ohio Pharmacists Association Under 40 Award in 2019. Dr. Isaacs has served 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.

As the CGM Program Coordinator and clinical pharmacist specialist in the Cleveland Clinic Diabetes Center, Dr. Isaacs brings a wealth of clinical knowledge combined with extensive research experience to this program.

Read interview with Dr. Isaacs here!


Ashley LaBrier, MS, RD, CDCES

Ashley is an educator, dietitian, and the 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. 

Read interview with Ms. LaBrier here!



Virtual DiabetesEd Specialist Conference Schedule & Topics

October 6 with Coach Beverly and Dr. Diana Isaacs
8:00—12:00 pm | BREAK | 1:00— 4:30 pm PST

  • Current State of Diabetes ADA Standards of Care
  • Person-Centered Care for Type 1, Type 2, LADA, GDM
  • Medical Evaluation, Risk Identification
  • Diabetes Prevention
  • Glycemic targets across the Lifespan
  • Hypoglycemia prevention & treatment
  • Landmark Studies
  • Medications for Type 2
  • Pharmacology Algorithms – AACE and ADA
  • Cardiovascular Monitoring and Management
  • Delivering Extraordinary Diabetes Care

October 7 with Coach Beverly and Dr. Diana Isaacs
8:00—12:00 pm | BREAK | 1:00— 4:30 pm PST

  • Insulin – The Ultimate Hormone Replacement Therapy
  • Insulin Pattern Management and Dosing Strategies
  • Diabetes Interview – From Head to Toe
  • Microvascular Risk Reduction
  • Integrating Mental Health with Body Health
  • Assessment Tools, Recognizing Trauma and Self-Care Strategies
  • Diabetes Technology—Monitors, Pumps & Data Interpretation

October 8 with Ashley LaBrier, MS, RD, CDCES
8:00 am—Noon 

  • Medical Nutrition Therapy Overview  
  • Micro and Macronutrients
  • Evidence based approaches to MNT
  • Meal Planning – How to Eat by the Numbers
  • Keeping Well Through Activity and Nutrition

*Dates and times subject to change.

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.