Level 3 | DiabetesEd Specialist Boot Camp | 12+ CEs

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

In each webinar, Coach Beverly highlights the critical content of each topic area, so you can focus your study time most efficiently. She also launches multiple poll questions to help participants focus on key concepts and assess their knowledge while learning the best test-taking strategies. 

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2022 Live Webinar Updates

  • February 8, 2022 – Class 1 – Diabetes – Not Just Hyperglycemia 1.75 CEs 
  • February 10, 2022 – Class 2 – Standards of Care & Cardiovascular Goals 1.5 CEs
  • February 15, 2022 – Class 3 – Insulin Therapy – From Basal/Bolus to Pattern Management 1.5 CEs
  • February 17, 2022 – Class 4 – Insulin Intensive – Monitoring, Sick Days Lower Extremities 1.5 CEs
  • February 22, 2022 – Class 5 – Meds for Type 2 – What you need to know 1.5 CEs
  • February 24, 2022 – Class 6 – (Exercise and) Medical Nutrition Therapy 1.5 CEs
  • March 1, 2022 –  Class 7 – Microvascular Complications and Exercise – Focus on Prevention 1.5 CEs
  • March 3, 2022 – Class 8 – Coping and Behavior Change 1.5 CEs
  • March 8, 2022 – Class 9 – Test-Taking Coach Session (48 Questions) No CEs

Level 3 | Boot Camp | Earn 12.25 CEs for $269:  Purchase Boot Camp Courses

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. 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.

Instructor: Beverly Thomassian RN, MPH, CDCES, has been Board Certified in Advanced Diabetes Management for over 15 years. She is an Associate Clinical Professor at UCSF, a working educator and a nationally recognized diabetes expert.

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.

Diabetes Specialist Online Boot Camp Live Webinar Summer Series  Topics

Diabetes – Not Just Hyperglycemia | 1.75 CEs

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.

Course Objectives:

  1. Discuss the epidemiology of diabetes
  2. Differentiate between the different types of diabetes; includingType1, Type 2, LADA, GDM and other causes.
  3. Describe the natural history of diabetes and diagnostic criteria
  4. Address the relevance of insulin resistance and CV Disease

Meds for Type 2 – What you Need to Know | 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.

Course Objectives:

  1. Describe the main action of the different categories of type 2 diabetes medication
  2. List the side effects and clinical considerations of each category of medication
  3. Apply the ADA and AACE algorithm to determine best medication match based on individual characteristics

Glucose and Cardiovascular Goals Plus Interventions | 1.5 CEs

Get ready to lead the charge to implement best care practices while preparing for certification. This Boot Camp intensive reviews the glucose goals of care from pediatrics, through pregnancy, during middle age and for seasoned citizens.  We also take a close look at the goals for CV care and strategies to reduce the risk of experiencing CV events. We provide resources for hypertension and lipid medications. We hope you can join us!

Course Objectives:

  1. Describe 3 Landmark Diabetes Studies
  2. List glucose goals for adults, pediatrics and pregnancy
  3. Discuss the impact of diabetes on cardiovascular health
  4. Describe strategies and medications used to decrease risk of CV events

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.

Course Objectives:

  1. Describe the main action of the different categories of type 2 diabetes medication
  2. List the side effects and clinical considerations of each category of medication
  3. Apply the ADA and AACE algorithm to determine best medication match based on individual characteristics

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.

Course Objectives:

  1. Determine appropriate insulin dosing
  2. Calculate insulin sensitivity and carb to insulin ratios
  3. Consider individual characteristics when determining insulin dosing
  4. Discuss management of diabetes during sick days and hospitalization
  5. List the elements involved in a Lower Extremity Assessment

Medical Nutrition Therapy | 1.5 CEs

This course reviews the latest nutrition guidelines and strategies to individualize this information based on assessment. Included is a discussion on weight loss approaches, metabolic surgery, gastroparesis, and disordered eating.

Course Objectives:

  1. Discuss national guidelines for Medical Nutrition Therapy
  2. State different meal planning approaches
  3. Describe gastrointestinal issues associated with diabetes
  4. Discuss approaches to discussing and supporting weight loss

Screening, Prevention, and Treatment of 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. We also review the benefits of exercise and focus on the latest national guidelines for activity, strengthening, and balance.

Course Objectives:

  1. Identify most common microvascular complications
  2. Describe modifiable and non-modifiable risk factors for diabetes complications
  3. List screening guidelines
  4. Discuss how exercise affects physiology and ADA guidelines
  5. List precautions a person with diabetes needs to take before, during and after exercise

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.

Course Objectives:

  1. Discuss the chronic care model
  2. Describe coping and patient assessment
  3. List psychosocial, emotional and life barriers to diabetes self-care
  4. Discuss strategies to assist patients with individualized coping skills
  5. Describe behavior change models and approaches

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.

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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.