Level 1 | Diabetes Fundamentals Online Series: Earn 9 CEs

If you are a healthcare professional not yet working in the Diabetes field or you have just started working in the field of Diabetes Education you are in the right place!

With your purchase of Level 1 – Diabetes Fundamentals, you have instant access to the six On-Demand courses via the Online University, PLUS we will automatically enroll you in all live webinars occurring during your one year of access.

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Join us in 2020 for our live webinar updates to Level 1!

All of our online live courses will air from 11:30 a.m. – 1:15 p.m. Pacific Standard Time (PST). Attendance is not mandatory, but Coach Beverly stays after class in each course for Q&A! If you miss the live version, it is recorded and will be available in your online university account within 4 hours of the broadcast ending.

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We welcome you to the rapidly expanding field of diabetes education and care. You are joining a growing number of caring healthcare professionals who are passionate about improving the care and outcomes of people with diabetes.

To meet this need, we have developed a comprehensive program to help you feel comfortable and confident as you expand your role in diabetes education.

This series is designed for health care professionals who are interested in getting started in diabetes education and for those actively working toward becoming a Certified Diabetes Care and Education Specialist. Each course in this series provides the critical building blocks and foundation for those entering the diabetes field. Plus, they prepare you to advance to our Level 2 Beyond the Fundamentals courses and our Level 3 Boot Camp!

All hours earned count toward your CDCES Accreditation Information

Topic Details:

Getting to the Nitty Gritty

Provides an overview of the impact of diabetes in our communities. We compare and contrast prediabetes, type 1, type 2 diabetes LADA and incorporate effective teaching strategies. Diagnostic criteria and risk factor screening are reviewed along with case studies to highlight key points.

Nutrition and Exercise

Reviews the latest national nutrition guidelines and provides strategies to translate this information to our individual patients.  We delve into the recent exercise recommendations and provide realistic strategies to help keep patients active and engaged.

Insulin Therapy & Pattern Management

An overview of the effective use of insulin therapy to improve glucose control is discussed. Course content incorporates the new ADA insulin guidelines and Standards of Care. Content includes a review of pattern management and formulas to calculate basal-bolus insulin therapy.

Meds Overview for Type 2

An introduction to the abundance of medications available to treat type 2 diabetes. We explore the different classes of diabetes medications including action, considerations, and side effects. Case studies help students with problem-solving and immediate application of this complex topic. 

Standards of Care 2020

The ADA Standards of Medical Care in Diabetes is a key resource for healthcare professionals involved in diabetes care, education, and support. We highlight the 15 sections of the standards that affect your practice most. An essential review for anyone in the field of diabetes.

Hypoglycemia, Sick Days, Monitoring, Foot Care

Causes and strategies to prevent hypoglycemia are discussed. Includes a review of blood glucose monitoring considerations and teaching topics, with a focus on sick day management. Strategies on providing a quick and effective foot and lower extremity assessment are also discussed.

The use of DES products do not guarantee 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.