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Preparing for Board Certification in Advanced Diabetes Management (BC-ADM) – What you Need to Know

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This free webinar will review changes in BC-ADM requirements for 2018, exam eligibility and test format, strategies to succeed along with a review of study tips and test taking tactics. We review sample test questions, and reasoning behind choosing the right answers. We hope you can join us.

Becoming BC-ADM is a great achievement for diabetes educators with an advanced degree in their field and a professional license as an advanced practice nurse, registered dietitian, or registered pharmacist. The scope of advanced diabetes practice includes patient management skills such as medication adjustment, medical nutrition therapy, exercise planning, counseling for behavior management and psycho-social issues. Attaining optimal metabolic control in the diabetic client may include treatment and monitoring of acute and chronic complications.

This webcast is completely free and we love sharing this exciting info with you. However, we do offer CEs to help prepare for the BC-ADM Exam

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Students have passed the BC-ADM by completing our:

1-Year Subscription Package

This 1 Year Subscription Package includes 32 On Demand web courses at our best price; Level 1, Level 2 and Level 3 (Boot Camp) and Level 4, plus our Test Taking and Medication Toolkits. 

You have immediate access to your courses  for 1 year after your purchase date. Each individual online course includes a: 90 minute video presentation, podcast, practice test and additional resources. We provide the full spectrum of information to help you feel confident in becoming a BC-ADM.  


What are the steps to become Board Certified in Advanced Diabetes Management (BC-ADM)?

Step 1. Review the qualifications to achieve your BC-ADM

  • Download the BC-ADM Handbook for complete information about eligibility. This document provides the complete and official listing of all of the requirements for the BC-ADM. Instructions on how to apply, study resources and the application are also included.
  • Review the BC-ADM Summary Report – Published 4/24/12 » Includes more details on exam. A must read for anyone ready to take the BC-ADM Exam

Step 2. Sign up for our FREE Webinar – Preparing for the BC-ADM exam

  • This webinar reviews BC-ADM exam eligibility requirements, the exam format and study strategies. Beverly also provide test taking tips, sample test questions and the reasoning behind choosing the right answers. This webinar is highly recommended for anyone considering taking the BC-ADM Exam. This course does not qualify for CE Credit, but it does provide lots of great info. It’s easy and free. We hope you can join us

Step 3 – Increase knowledge of diabetes and co-morbidity management

happy middle aged businesswoman sitting in officeStep 4. If you can’t attend our live seminars, we invite you to enroll in our Level 4 Online Advanced Courses which will provide you with selected on-demand diabetes presentations. And even if you do attend our live seminars, these online courses are an excellent review and reinforce key points. 



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Recommended Articles and Books (as excerpted from BC-ADM Exam handbook)

ADA Standards of Care 2019 -This yearly publication by the American Diabetes Association outlines the goals of care for diabetes management. Since it is evidenced based, it includes a useful summary of the trials and research that the goals are based on. A must read if you are entering the diabetes field or preparing to take the CDE® or BC-ADM Exam.

Purchase ADA Standards of Care 2019 Booklet – $20 

Screening and Diagnosis of Diabetes Mellitus 2019 – One page cheat sheet that summarizes screening, risk status and diagnostic criteria for diabetes.

Pharmacologic Approaches to Glycemic Treatment 2018.  This hyperglycemia road map details strategies to achieve glucose control for both Type 1 and Type 2 Diabetes. Section 8 of Standards of Care, Dec 2018..

AACE Comprehensive Diabetes Management Algorithm 2017. A slide set summary of the ACE/AACE Statement by an American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists/American College of Endocrinology Consensus Panel on Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus.  Encourage all those planning to take CDE® exam to review this info carefully.

A comprehensive care plan for people with diabetes, published by the American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists and American College of Endocrinology

2017 National Standards for Diabetes Self-Management Education and Support – A joint position statement of the American Diabetes Association, the American Association of Diabetes Educators, and the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. An important document to review for those providing Diabetes Self-Management Education or those considering take the certification exam.

Diabetes Educators Working with Persons with Type 1 Diabetes Over the Lifespan – The diabetes educator (DE) plays a pivotal role in providing education to individuals with type 1diabetes. The need for education and support continues throughout the continuum of life as a child with type 1 diabetes enters school, adds organized sports, transitions to college, enters a career, chooses pregnancy, develops possible complications and enters the older years with potential for assisted living. AADE Practice Paper, 2017

AADE White Paper on Continuous Subcutaneous Insulin Therapy – This paper outlines the topics that should be covered by diabetes educators when teaching patients and families or significant others about insulin pump therapy.

Cholesterol Medications 2016 

Antihypertensive Meds 2016

Neuropathy Medications and Treatment Algorithm

*Certified Diabetes Educator® and CDE® are registered marks owned by NCBDE. The use of DES products do not guarantee successful passage of the CDE® exam. NCBDE does not endorse any preparatory or review materials for the CDE® exam, except for those published by NCBDE.”