“Making a Difference” Online Scholarship Due Sept. 10th

Attention Diabetes Advocates. This pandemic can stop us from offering our annual Diabetes Ed Conference, but it can’t stop us from offering our “Making a Difference” Scholarship!

We are awarding TWO Online Scholarships for our DiabetesEd Specialist Deluxe Online Prep Bundle, worth 44 CEs and valued at $429. Apply today!

We love recognizing and rewarding diabetes advocates who are making a difference in their community. In particular, we are looking for applicants who might be facing financial hardships and are working toward certification (CDCES). In light of the recognition of health disparities in our communities, we are seeking to award health care professionals who are making a difference through their daily actions, volunteer activities and advocacy work.

Coach Beverly chose her favorite (and most comprehensive) online course package, DiabetesEd Specialist Deluxe Online Prep Bundle, as our Scholarship Award.

This online course bundle is perfect for ambitious health care professionals who are working toward becoming a Certified Diabetes Care and Education Specialist (CDCES). The scholarship includes enrollment in the Deluxe Bundle for one year.

Two Scholarship recipients will be awarded FREE enrollment in the DiabetesEd Specialist Deluxe Prep Bundle.

The application is due September 10, 2020, so apply TODAY! (see application below)

Deluxe Prep Online Bundle Includes:

  • Level 1 – Diabetes Fundamentals
  • Level 2 – Standards of Care 
  • Level 3 – Boot Camp (Live stream starts Sept 16, 2020)
  • Test Taking Toolkit – over 220 practice questions!
  • Technology Toolkit – Insulin pumps, sensors, and calculations, oh my!
  • Bonus Course: Mindfulness and Compassion in the Diabetes Encounter 

The goal of this Online “Making a Difference” Scholarship is three-fold:

  1. To recognize U.S. health care professionals who are making a difference in their community; and
  2. To support applicants’ effort to become a Certified Diabetes Care and Education Specialist (CDCES) and
  3. To provide financial assistance with the DiabetesEd Specialist Deluxe Online Prep Bundle

If you are passionate about diabetes education, actively involved in advocating for diabetes care, and ready to participate in our Online University Courses, you are invited to apply for a complimentary online registration scholarship. Please download and complete the application below.


Scholarship Application:

We are excited to offer the “Making a Difference” scholarship that covers the cost of online course registration (valued at $429). Applicants must currently reside within the United States.  If you are interested, please download and complete the scholarship application below.

Scholarship Application – Due September 10th, 2020 for the Deluxe Prep Online Bundle

Click here to download the Scholarship Application.


Our very first Scholarship recipient, Susan Stauffer, with her teenage son who has Type 1 Diabetes. “He is my inspiration.”

2019 Sacramento Recipient

Cheryl Woolf is a recipient of our “Making a Difference Scholarship” for so many reasons! We honor Cheryl for her outstanding contribution as a volunteer and her fierce advocacy efforts for people with diabetes in her community. Cheryl works with Cities Changing Diabetes, to help bring resources to those living with diabetes in the Houston area, including developing an online learning center for healthcare professionals and people with diabetes.

She also volunteers weekly at a 7-acre urban farm to help combat the food desert in a community with high rates of diabetes and hypertension. Cheryl’s commitment to not only make resources available but to also advocate for empathy and compassion towards people with diabetes makes her an excellent recipient!


2019 Sacramento Recipient

Anna Wren is also one of our scholarship recipients for her dedication in providing care to anyone with diabetes. Located in rural Idaho, Anna is the sole instructor that provides multiple free events in three different counties through support, education, healthy cooking, medication options, and fun activities.

She also provides free education to local schools to help children and teens. Anna is passionate about providing resources and keeping costs down for people with diabetes. Thank you for all you do!


Carmel 2015 Recipient

Betsy Swinny is an RN at Baptist Health Systems in San Antonio, Texas.  She currently works in critical care and has managed the acute complications of diabetes.  She also volunteers her time at a variety of community events sponsored by the Baptist Health System, Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, and the Antonio Chapter of the American Association of Critical-Care Nurses.  Two of her most important patients and her inspiration, are her husband and son who both have type 1 diabetes.  Betsy is committed to helping patients with diabetes as well as pre-diabetic patients.  Betsy is committed to improving the health and well-being of patients with type 1 and types 2 diabetes.  Congratulations Betsy!


Our Summer 2020 Boot Camp begins September 16th!

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. 

2020 Boot Camp Live Stream Webinar Schedule with Coach Beverly

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

  1. Diabetes – Not Just Hyperglycemia | Sept 16
  2. ADA Standards of Care | Sept 23
  3. Insulin Therapy – From Basal/Bolus to Pattern Management | Sept 30
  4. Insulin Intensive – Monitoring, Sick Days, Lower Extremities | Oct 7
  5. Meds for Type 2 | Oct 14
  6. Exercise and Preventing Microvascular Complications | Oct 21
  7. Coping & Behavior Change | Oct 28
  8. “The Big Finish” Test Taking Boot Camp | Nov 4

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