Level 1 | Diabetes Fundamentals

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Level 1 – Diabetes Fundamentals

The Level 1 Bundle offers six courses and a total of 9.0 CEs.  A value of $175 for only $109.

Level 1 Live Webinar recording schedule 2019

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 Educator®*. 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.

Our online courses are interactive and combine lecture, poll questions, and case studies to prepare you for success. The content is designed to immediately advance your clinical practice plus move you toward your goal of achieving a higher level of expertise and comfort when providing diabetes education.

Intended Audience: All of our webinars are knowledge-based activities designed for individual or groups of diabetes educators, including RNs, RDs, Pharmacists, Nurse Practitioners, Clinical Nurse Specialists, Physician Assistants and other health care providers interested in staying up to date on current practices of care for their patients with diabetes and other related conditions.

Instructor: Beverly Thomassian RN, MPH, CDE, BC-ADM is a working educator and a nationally recognized diabetes expert for over 25 years.

Testimonial:  “No words can express how grateful I am that you share all your knowledge and expertise with those of us who want to be better diabetes educator.  I have been a dietitian for 27 years, and experienced the different treatment approaches over those years, but I wanted to update my diabetes skills.” – Josee Derrien, RDN CNSC, CDE®

Each course is 90 minutes and provides 1.5 CEs (Includes six courses and 9.0 CEs).

All hours earned count toward your CDE®  Accreditation Information

Earn 9.0 CEs (Group Discounts Available)  

Courses included in Level 1 Bundle:

Getting to the Nitty Gritty – 1.5 CEs, individual price $29.00

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 – 1.5 CEs, individual price $29.00

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 – 1.5 CEs, individual price $29.00

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 – 1.5 CEs, individual price $29.00

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 2017- 1.5 CEs, individual price $29.00

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, Foot Care, Monitoring – 1.5 CEs, individual price $29.00

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.

Fee: $109.00 (Group Discounts Available)

All video presentations and podcasts available now On Demand.

*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.”



How On Demand Presentations Work:

  • Each series is divided into six recorded webcasts that are approximately 90 minutes in length and include recorded questions and answer session.
  • The power point presentation will appear on your computer screen and the audio portion of the presentation broadcasts over your computer speakers.
  • Completion of a short post-test and evaluation are required after each presentation.
  • All of our Webcasts and On-Demand presentations
  • Post-tests and evaluations are accessed from our website, ensuring that you can access our courses when and where it is convenient for you.


Diabetes Educational 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 CDE®* regardless of your profession. See complete accreditation information below**

*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 (www.ncbde.org). 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.”