San Diego – DiabetesEd Specialist Course

Join us in San Diego, CA!

October 6 – 8, 2021*
*IMPORTANT! Please review these COVID safety regulations before registering for this course >>

Earn 34+ CEs

More than a course, it’s an experience!”

Whether you are new to diabetes or a seasoned expert, you’ll leave our live seminar with the latest research plus teaching tools you can immediately apply to your clinical practice.

Who should attend? Health care professionals interested in taking the CDCES (formerly known as CDE) or BC-ADM exam or those seeking a state of the art review of current diabetes care. We also invite those in looking for hours to renew or apply for the CDCES or BC-ADM exam.

Time: The course is Wednesday through Friday. Join us for breakfast at 7:00 a.m. each day. The Wednesday and Thursday classes begin at 8:00 a.m. and end at 5:00 p.m. The Friday class leaves ample time to enjoy your weekend, ending at 3:00 p.m!

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2021 Diabetes Educator Course Schedule (subject to change)

How to Make the Most of the DiabetesEd Specialist Course

Registration Fee: $599

Registration Fee includes:

  • 2.5 Days: of critical information delivered by passionate speakers in an engaging and fun format!
    20+ CEs: earned at the Live Seminar (RDs earn 20 CEs while Nurses & CA Pharmacists earn 24 CEs)
    Bonus Online Courses, Earn 10+ CEs: As a course attendee, you automatically receive a bonus online course bundle of 12 online courses valued at over $179. Coach Beverly carefully chose each of these courses based on student feedback on which content best helped them succeed at the CDCES Exam and in their clinical practice. You will be given instruction after you purchase the course on how to enroll in our Online University and get started!
  • Physical Syllabus: One of the few courses out there which provides a physical, spiral-bound syllabus, with PowerPoint slides pictured inside to follow along with note-taking. Over 100 pages meant to help you follow along and review after!
  • Additional: Healthy meal options for breakfast and lunch. CE certificates and a fun and engaging learning environment.

Come join Beverly Thomassian and her teaching team in sunny San Diego, as they translate the complex science of diabetes into understandable terms while keeping it real, practical, and fun.

Team of Experts: Our team of expert faculty has been fine-tuning this course for over 20 years and we know what you need to succeed! In addition to informative lectures, we also use group activities and case studies to highlight the essential knowledge, skills, and strategies needed to succeed in diabetes education today!  

IMPORTANT! Please review these COVID safety regulations before registering for this course>>

Seminar Location: Courtyard San Diego Airport/Liberty Station – 2592 Laning Road, San Diego, CA  92106

This modern hotel is 1.7 miles from the San Diego International Airport and only 4 miles from Balboa Park, USS Midway Museum, SeaWorld, the San Diego Zoo, and downtown.  Great walking paths are right outside the hotel lobby.

Room rates start at $189/night. Secure your room before September 5, 2021, to take advantage of this discount, but remember there are limited rooms available, so book early!

Book your group rate for Diabetes Education

Or, reserve over the phone #:  (800) 321-2211, reference Group Code: DIA

You will find the information for your online reservation link below. If you have questions or need help with the link, please do not hesitate to ask. We appreciate your business and look forward to a successful event.

Reserve Products Ahead of Time

The pop-up store we set up will have books and teaching tools for sale, and we make sure we open early and stay open late to give you time before and after class or during breaks to buy what you need without disrupting class time. However, we only bring a limited quantity, and we have sold out before! To save on shipping cost and avoid missing out on the books you want, reserve ahead of time. We can provide invoices or receipts to assist with purchase approval or reimbursement.

Reserving products ahead of time has the added bonus of making sure you are able to focus on the lecture without worrying about a certain book selling out or beating the lines that form.  

Can’t attend our live courses? You can still benefit from our free live webinars, articles and resources and DiabetesEd Specialist Prep Bundle (levels 1, 2, & 3 courses). Whatever you decide. be reassured that we are committed to providing you with the highest quality programs to help you on your journey as a diabetes educator.

IMPORTANT! Please review these COVID safety regulations before registering for this course >>

Diabetes Educator Course Topics Include:

  • Current State of Diabetes ADA Standards of Care
  • Person-Centered Care for Type 1, Type 2, LADA, GDM
  • Medical Evaluation, Risk Identification
  • Diabetes Prevention
  • Glycemic Targets Across the Lifespan
  • Hypoglycemia
  • Landmark Studies
  • Medications for Type 2
  • Pharmacology Algorithms – AACE and ADA
  • Cardiovascular Monitoring and Management
  • Getting Active
  • Assessing and Supporting Coping Skills
  • Insulin – The Ultimate Hormone Replacement Therapy
  • Insulin Pattern Management and Dosing Strategies
  • Sick Days, Monitoring Hospitalization and Lower Extremities
  • Diabetes Tools for the Visually Impaired
  • Microvascular Disease – Screening Guidelines and Risk Reduction
  • Promoting Behavior Change – Flourishing with Diabetes
  • Medical Nutrition Therapy
  • Meal Planning – Hot to Eat by the Numbers
  • Adjusting Meal Planning based on individual assessment
  • Diabetes and Technology

Accreditation: The Diabetes Educator Live Course is approved for 26 Contact Hours for nurses and CA Pharmacists and 21 CPE, Level III for RDs. Provider is approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider # 12640 and Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR), Provider # DI002. Need hours for your CDCES? We have great news. This program is accredited by the CDR so all hours of instruction can be used to renew your CDCES regardless of your profession. **  

Refund Policy: If an attendee gives advanced written notice at least 7 days before the event, a refund may be issued, minus $75 for administrative fees. In the event of non-attendance, without 7-day notice, no refund may be issued.

The use of DES products do not guarantee 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.

To satisfy the requirement for renewal of certification by continuing education for the Certification Board for Diabetes Care & Education (CBDCE), continuing education activities must be applicable to diabetes and approved by a provider on the CBDCE List of Recognized Providers ( CBDCE does not approve continuing education. Diabetes Education Services is accredited/approved by the Commission of Dietetic Registration which is on the list of CBDCE Recognized Providers.