Level 3 | Boot Camp + Expert Team Toolkit | 18+ CEs

Join Coach Beverly this Summer
Boot Camp Live Stream Webinar plus
Expert Team Toolkit

When you join our DiabetesEd Certification Boot Camp, it’s like having your own online coaching staff.

In each webinar, either Coach Beverly, Dr. Isaacs, or Ms. Armstrong, highlight the critical content of each topic area, so you can focus your study time most efficiently. They also launch multiple poll questions to help participants focus on key concepts and assess their knowledge while learning the best test-taking strategies. 

With your purchase of our Expanded DiabetesEd Specialist Online Boot Camp, you have instant access to:

  • Recorded 2020 Winter Boot Camp Series
  • Live Stream Webinar Summer Series with Coach Beverly.
  • Instant access to the Expert Bundle with Dr. Isaacs and Dana Armstrong.

Purchase Level 3 Courses | Download Level 3 Flyer

Level 3 | Boot Camp | Earn 18+ CEs for $319:  Purchase Boot Camp + Expert Toolkit

Boot Camp Flyer: Click here to download.

Course Expiration: You will have immediate access to your courses. The Boot Camp series is available for 1 year after the purchase date. The Expert Bundle expires in February 2021. After your year’s registration expires, you can buy a Boot Camp 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. You will finish this series more confident and ready to succeed at the CDCES or BC-ADM exam.

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.

Bios for Team of Experts

  • Coach Beverly Thomassian, RN, MPH, CDCES, BC-ADM provides eight (ninety-minute) live webinars starting September 16th (or listen to recorded winter series now)
  • Dr. Diana Issacs, ADCES Educator of the Year provides four hours of recorded webinars highlighting diabetes technologies and CV risk reduction 
  • Dana Armstrong, RD, CDCES provides four hours of recorded webinars on Medical Nutrition Therapy, pattern management and nutrition modifications for special populations 
  • PLUS we automatically enroll you in the summer live stream webinar series starting on September 16, 2020, with Coach Beverly. See the schedule below. 

Expert Bundle with Dr. Diana Isaacs and Dana Armstrong

Recorded and Ready for Viewing | 8.0 CEs

Insulin Therapy, Pumps, & CGM + CV Risk Reduction Strategies with Dr. Diana Isaacs  | 4.0

Join Dr. Isaacs for four hours of intensive instruction of some of the most critical content needed to prepare for certification and position yourself as a diabetes leader.

Topic with Dr. Diana Isaacs Include:

  • Determine basal and bolus rates plus the operation of insulin pumps and glucose sensors
  • List step-by-step strategies on how to problem-solve when blood glucose levels aren’t on target. 
  • Discuss the features of available technologies, basic functions, and how to integrate these into our practice.
  • Describe the benefits, considerations, and critical information to share with clients and providers before initiating CGM and insulin pump therapy.
  • Describes the cardiovascular risk factors associated with diabetes.
  • incorporate the ADA CV Risk Reduction standards into practice with careful consideration of available pharmacologic interventions.

Medical Nutrition Therapy + Meal Planning with Dana Armstrong | 4.0 CEs

Enjoy 4 hours with our expert on medical nutrition therapy.

During these 2, two-hour courses, Ms. Armstrong reviews the latest national nutrition guidelines and provide strategies to translate this information to an individual living with diabetes.

Topics with Dana Armstrong Include:

  • Discussion on different approaches to meal planning and the benefits and limitations of each.
  • Review of plant-based eating and getting started a strategy
  • A detailed review of metabolic surgery, gastroparesis, and disordered eating.
  • Nutrition approaches during pregnancy and for those living with chronic co-conditions
  • Carb counting and calculating insulin-to-carb ratios (get ready to sharpen your math skills)
  • Insights on supporting a transition to healthier eating using a “tasteful” approach.

2020 Boot Camp Live Stream Webinar Schedule with Coach Beverly*:

Can’t make it live?
No worries! All video presentations and podcasts will be available now on-demand.

All courses air at 11:30 a.m. (PST)

  1. Diabetes – Not Just Hyperglycemia | Ready for Viewing
  2. ADA Standards of Care | Ready for Viewing
  3. Insulin Therapy – From Basal/Bolus to Pattern Management | Ready for Viewing
  4. Insulin Intensive – Monitoring, Sick Days, Lower Extremities | Ready for Viewing
  5. Meds for Type 2 | Ready for Viewing
  6. Exercise and Preventing Microvascular Complications | Ready for Viewing
  7. Coping & Behavior Change | Ready for Viewing
  8. “The Big Finish” Test Taking Boot Camp | Nov 4

*Dates subject to change

Diabetes Specialist Online Boot Camp Live Webinar Summer Series  Topics

Diabetes – Not Just Hyperglycemia | 1.75 CE

Diabetes is complicated! This course starts with a brief introduction to the CDCES Exam content and philosophy. Then we move to discuss the underpinnings of pancreas dysfunction and the different types of diabetes. Insulin resistance is addressed as well as the diagnostic criteria for diabetes.

Standards of Care | 1.5 CEs

Get ready to lead the charge to implement best care practices for the New Year. 

It’s that time of year when we get nerdy about the release of the Updated ADA Standards of Care. Coach Beverly carefully reviewed the 2020 ADA Standards with special attention to critical additions and updates. 

Insulin Therapy – From Basal/Bolus to Pattern Management | 1.5 CEs

This course reviews the effective use of insulin therapy to improve glucose control. Learn how to look at glucose patterns and determine appropriate insulin adjustment strategies. Also included are formulas to calculate therapy based on national guidelines.

Insulin Intensive – Monitoring, Sick Days, Lower Extremities | 1.5 CEs

The purpose of this course is to spend focused time reviewing insulin pattern management, dosing strategies, basal-bolus, and carb counting calculations. We explore the ins and outs of monitoring, sick day management, and provide a brief review of hypoglycemia and Hospitalization. This course content will boost your knowledge and confidence in recommending insulin adjustments to patients and providers.

Meds for Type 2 | 1.5 CEs

This course highlights the array of oral and injectable medications to treat hyperglycemia for people with type 2 diabetes. We explore clinical issues to consider when determining the best strategy to improve glucose control. We discuss cost, side effects, complexity, and other factors into consideration. We also discuss how to integrate the ADA and AACE algorithms into practice

Exercise and Preventing Microvascular Complications | 1.5 CEs

We review the benefits of exercise and focus on the latest national guidelines for activity, strengthening, and balance. We summarize the impact of chronic hyperglycemia on eyes, kidneys, nerves, and lower extremities. Included is a discussion on screening guidelines to promote early detection and treatment.

Coping and Behavior Change | 1.5 CEs

This course provides a framework to assess patient barriers and support behavior change. We explore psychosocial issues that may be blocking patients from adopting healthier behaviors and provides strategies to identify and overcome these barriers.  We conclude with a review of the major learning theories with a focus on empowerment.

Bonus course: “The Big Finish” Test Taking Boot Camp

Are you almost to the finish line and ready to take the CDCES or BC-ADM exam in the near future?

If yes, this test-taking Diabetes Educator Online Boot Camp is designed for you. First, you take 78 sample questions online. Then you join Coach Beverly for an hour-long webinar to learn how to work through the test questions and get to the right answer! Coach Beverly will go through as many questions as is possible in a one-hour session.

She helps you avoid common traps and provides Insights and tips to increase your confidence and ability to choose the right answer.

Can’t make it live?

All video presentations and podcasts will be available now On-Demand for those who paid to register.

Click here to download the Level 3 Flyer.

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.

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