October Newsletter | Meds Update, Free Quizzes, and Rationale

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Greetings to our awesome diabetes community.

For this newsletter, we are excited to share three diabetes medication announcements. Our updated PocketCards are ready for downloading and viewing with these changes.

We know how much you love testing your knowledge, so we have created 3 new quizzes in our CDCES Coach App. For now, you can access these quizzes for free, so flex your test-taking muscle today.

The pandemic has taken a toll on people with diabetes and exposed the impact of health inequities. We take a moment to pause and reflect on the impact of this pandemic, with a special focus on food insecurity and actions we can take to address gaps in health care.

Lainey Koski was the first full-time employee at my company. She was not only an exceptional colleague, she was a wonderful human and friend. We pay tribute to Lainey, who left us way too soon.

Finally, since November 3rd is around the corner, we have included information on finding a polling place near you.

Be safe, take care of yourself, and take time to enjoy the small wonders.

Coach Beverly, Bryanna, and Jackson

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The New Art and Science of Diabetes Care and Education Desk Reference – 5th Edition| $249

We are so excited that the 5th edition The Art and Science of Diabetes Care and Education is finally here!

This specialist’s one-volume, go-to resource for the core knowledge and skills for providing person-centered care and education to persons with diabetes and related chronic conditions. This is a core resource for those who are studying for the Certified Diabetes Care and Education Specialist® (CDCES) exam.


  • Two new chapters addressing multiple daily injections (MDI), continuous subcutaneous insulin infusion (CSII), pump therapy, continuous glucose monitoring (CGM) and intensifying therapy, pattern management, and data analysis.
  • Revised AADE7 Self-Care Behaviors®, with its recognition of the impact the emotional burden of diabetes on metabolic and quality of life outcomes.
  • Highlights obesity management, including the 3-step algorithm for care of overweight and obese people with diabetes.
  • Expanded coverage of motivational interviewing (MI).
  • Major rewrites of the kidney disease and diabetic neuropathies chapters.

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