What best describes the difference between a Certified Diabetes Care and Education Specialist (CDCES) and a person Board Certified in Advanced Diabetes Management (BC-ADM)?
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Becoming Board Certified in Advanced Diabetes Management (BC-ADM) is an excellent professional goal for diabetes specialists with an advanced degree in their field and a professional license as an advanced practice nurse, registered dietitian, or registered pharmacist or provider.
The person holding the BC-ADM credential skillfully manages complex patient needs and assists patients with their therapeutic problem-solving. Within their scope of practice, healthcare professionals who hold the BC-ADM certification:
The scope of advanced diabetes practice includes clinical management skills such as medication adjustment, medical nutrition therapy, exercise planning, counseling for behavior management, and psycho-social issues. There is a focus on research, national standards, medical management of diabetes, and co-conditions, with a person-centered care approach.
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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.
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