Level 2 | Standards of Care Intensive 2021 | 20+ CEs

Our Level 2 Intensive Series is designed to engage students in deciphering and exploring the ADA Standards of Care from top to bottom. Mastery of this content is critical to ensure certification exam success and to improve clinical outcomes.

These 13 courses are handpicked by Coach Beverly to inform your clinical practice and increase the breadth of knowledge across the lifespan and care continuum.

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Level 2 Intensive | Earn 20+ CEs for $169:  Purchase Level 2 Courses

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Course Expiration: You will have immediate access to your courses for 1 year after your purchase date. After your year’s registration expires, you can buy an extension for another year by clicking here.

Intended Audience: This library of critical information is 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 people with diabetes and preparing for Certification Exams.

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.

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

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Assessing Coping Skills | 1.5 CE | $29.00 (last updated 2021) 

Based on the NEW Psychosocial Care ADA Standards, this course provides a framework to assess patient barriers to behavior change. We explore psychosocial issues that may be blocking patients from adopting healthier behaviors and provides strategies to identify and overcome these barriers. Life studies are used to apply theory to real-life situations.

Cardiovascular Disease and Diabetes | 1.5 CE | $29.00 (last updated August 2020)

Diabetes Specialists have a critical role in advocating for CV reduction.

This course takes a close look at:

  • insulin resistance syndrome and vascular complications.
  • impact of vessel disease from the heart to the toes.
  • prevention of vascular disease
  • strategies to achieve goals of care.

Hospital and Hyperglycemia | 1.5 CE | $29 (last updated July 2020)

Research clearly demonstrates the importance of glucose control during hospitalization to improve outcomes not only in the inpatient setting but after discharge.  This course reviews the evidence that supports inpatient glucose control and outlines practical strategies to achieve targets in the inpatient setting.  We incorporate the latest ADA Standards and provide links to resources and inpatient management templates.

Register for the FREE recorded webinar (no CEs).

Hyperglycemic Crises, DKA & HHS| 1.0 CE | $19.00 (last updated 2021)

Discusses common causes of hyperglycemia and strategies to get blood glucose levels to goal. Topics include hyperglycemia secondary to medications and insulin deprivation. The difference and similarities between Diabetes Ketoacidosis and Hyperosmolar Hyperglycemic Syndrome are also covered. Treatment strategies for all situations are included.

Lower Extremity Assessment | 1.5 CE | $29.00 (last updated Dec 2019)

People with diabetes are at increased risk of Lower Extremity Complications. This course reviews the steps involved in performing a detailed assessment of the lower extremities, including how to use a monofilament and tuning fork to detect neuropathy. We also discuss the significance of the Ankle Brachial Index and strategies to prevent lower extremity complications.

Meds Management Update for Type 2 | 1.5 CEs | $29.00 (last updated June 2020)

This advanced-level course is designed to help participants determine the best medication choice based on the patient’s unique characteristics. The content incorporates the management guidelines published by the American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists (AACE) and the American Diabetes Association (ADA) Algorithms. We will discuss the role of lifestyle changes and review the pros and cons of available diabetes medications using a patient-centered approach. In addition, we discuss medication algorithms in detail. Participants not familiar with the basics of diabetes medication may benefit from first enrolling in our “Meds for Type 2” and “Insulin 101 Course.”

Microvascular Complications Eye, Kidney Nerve Disease | 1.5 CE | $29.00 (last updated June 2020)

This course provides you with need-to-know information regarding the microvascular complications of diabetes. We start with a brief overview of the pathophysiology and clinical manifestations then sum up with prevention strategies and screening guidelines. This straight forward program will provide you with information you can use in your clinical setting and also provides critical content for the diabetes educator exam.   Register Now!

Older Adults and Diabetes | 1.5 CE | $29.00 (last updated 2021)

It provides critical information on the ADA goals of care for older adults. Blood glucose, blood pressure, and lipid goals are based on the unique characteristics of the older individual and carefully co-determined based on their cognitive and functional status. These guidelines provide specific targets based on a careful and detailed assessment of their status and life situation. This online course highlights key areas of assessment, intervention, and advocacy for older clients living with diabetes.

Pattern Management Gone Crazy | 2.65 CE | $29.00 (last updated Nov 2019 & June 2020)

The goal of this advanced-level program is to develop an improved understanding of managing glucose levels by adjusting insulin therapy based on patterns. Learn about insulin dosing strategies, based on an individualized patient assessment, insulin sensitivity, and other considerations. Strategies to increase patients’ comfort and knowledge about insulin therapy will also be discussed. Real patient data and issues are incorporated into each case study to increase real-life applications.

Pregnancy and Diabetes | 1.5 CE | $29.00 (last updated June 2020)

People who are pregnant and live with diabetes are confronted with a variety of issues that require special attention, education, and understanding. This online course reviews those special needs while focusing on Gestational Diabetes and Pre-Existing Diabetes. Included are the most recent diagnostic criteria, management goals, and prevention of complications during pregnancy. Register Now!

Setting up a Successful Diabetes Program | 1.5 CE | $29.00 (last updated August 2020)

This program provides you with a succinct overview of the latest standards for Diabetes Self-Management Education (DSME) and Support Programs. If you are taking the CDCES Exam or considering setting up a DSME program, this program is designed for you. We review the 10 standards and provide strategies on implementation. In addition, we discuss Medicare Reimbursement and covered benefits. This course provides insights into the exam philosophy and also highlights critical content areas.

Standards of Care | 1.5 CE |  $29.00 (last updated Feb 2021)

It’s that time of year, when we get nerdy about the release of the Updated ADA Standards of Care. Coach Beverly is carefully reviewing the ADA Standards with special attention to critical additions and updates. 

Topics Include:

  • A review of changes and updates to the 2021 ADA Standards of Medical Care
  • Identification of key elements of the position statement
  • Discussion of how diabetes educators can apply this information in their clinical setting

From Tots to Teens – Diabetes Standards | 1.5 CE | $29.00 (last updated in July 2020)

This course includes updated goals and guidelines for children living with type 1 or type 2 diabetes.

This course discusses:

  • Special issues to be aware of when working with children with diabetes and their families. 
  • Clinical presentation of diabetes
  • Goals of care, management strategies

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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.