Preparing for CDE® Exam 2018

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Preparing for the CDE® Exam? 

Based on student feedback and 25 years of CDE® coaching experience, Coach Beverly recommends the following material list for CDE® Exam success.

Coach Beverly’s Material List

CDE® Prep Exam Prep Toolkit

This Deluxe Toolkit is designed to prepare you for CDE® success.

  • Preparing for CDE® Exam Course + 100 Question Overview Practice Test-includes a 70-minute on demand course that details the content of the exam, test taking tips and strategies to achieve your CDE® goal.  Plus, you have access to a 100 question computerized practice exam that provides vignette based questions and other critical content that will prepare you for the actual exam.  
  •  ADA Standards Test Taking Tools and Tips –  includes a 60-minute on demand course and 101 newly constructed multiple choice test questions inspired by the American Diabetes Standards of Care.  Designed to test your knowledge of the 15 Critical Content areas and help prepare you for the CDE® Exam.  In this course, Beverly explains how to dissect the question, eliminate the wrong answers and avoid getting lured in by juicy answers.

According to the National Certification Board for Diabetes Education (NCBDE),  you need to have your professional license for at least 2 years as a RN, RD, PT, PharmD, PA, MD (and others) plus accumulate 1000 hours of diabetes self-management teaching experience to take the CDE® exam. You also need to complete 15 hours of diabetes related continuing education within 2 years of taking the exam by an approved provider. All of our courses are approved by CDR, which means the hours you earn with us count, regardless of your profession**

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Articles to Review

 ADA Standards of Care PDF 2018 -This yearly publication by the American Diabetes Association outlines the goals of care for diabetes management. Since it is evidenced based, it includes a useful summary of the trials and research that the goals are based on. A must read if you are entering the diabetes field or preparing to take the CDE® or BC-ADM Exam.

Screening and Diagnosis of Diabetes Mellitus 2018 – One page cheat sheet that summarizes screening, risk status and diagnostic criteria for diabetes.

Review CDE® Exam Outline –  This 2 page document details the content of the exam. Use this tool to rate your knowledge in each of the content areas.

Use of Language in Diabetes Care and Education – 2017 ADA & AADE 
Language is powerful and can have a strong impact on perceptions as well as behavior. This article provides recommendations for language used by health care professionals and others when discussing diabetes through spoken or written words whether directed to people with diabetes, colleagues, or the general
public, as well as research questions related to language and diabetes.

AACE 2018 Diabetes Management Algorithms Slide Summary A slide set summary of the ACE/AACE Statement by an American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists/American College of Endocrinology Consensus Panel on Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus.  Encourage all those planning to take CDE® exam to review this info carefully.

A comprehensive care plan for people with diabetes, published by the American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists and American College of Endocrinology.

The Scope of Practice, Standards of Practice, and Standards of Professional Performance for Diabetes Educators (2011). Chicago, Il: American Association of Diabetes Educators – a must read for anyone entering the field of diabetes or as a reference for those already in the field.

2017 National Standards for Diabetes Self-Management Education and Support – A joint position statement of the American Diabetes Association, the American Association of Diabetes Educators, and the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. An important document to review for those providing Diabetes Self-Management Education or those considering take the certification exam.

Diabetes Educators Working with Persons with Type 1 Diabetes Over the Lifespan – The diabetes educator (DE) plays a pivotal role in providing education to individuals with type 1diabetes. This includes but is not limited to the disease process and treatment strategies as well as providing guidance and continued support and education on the potential utilization of technologies,such as meters, insulin pumps and sensors.The need for education and support continues throughout the continuum of life as a child with type 1 diabetes enters school, adds organized sports, transitions to college, enters a career, chooses pregnancy, develops possible complications and enters the older years with potential for assisted living. AADE Practice Paper, 2017

AADE – White Paper on Continuous Subcutaneous Insulin Therapy 2018 » – This paper outlines the topics that should be covered by diabetes educators when teaching patients and families or significant others about insulin pump therapy.

Chapter on Diabetes Mellitus and Metabolic Syndrome
by Beverly Thomassian, excerpted from Cardiac Nursing, 6th Edition, by Woods, Motzer, Froelicher and Bridges, 2009. Overall, this chapter provides a comprehensive review of diabetes pathophysiology, heart disease, prevention and treatment strategies from a global perspective.

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Study Tools

AADE – Diabetes Desk  Reference – 2017      2017 Diabetes Education Review Guide  
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*Certified Diabetes Educator® and CDE® are registered marks owned by NCBDE. The use of DES products do not guarantee successful passage of the CDE® exam. NCBDE does not endorse any preparatory or review materials for the CDE® exam, except for those published by NCBDE.”

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