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Reviews from our Online University Students

Beverly never disappoints! Great information presented so nicely. She is interesting and fun.

Betsy Henn

Bev always does a great job educating. Her passion is addicting!

Getting to the Gut Review

Thank you for sharing your knowledge and information, I appreciate it! Your webinars are always great!

Assessing Coping Skills & Psychosocial Care

Great webinar – loved the example questions and you walking us through each of them and why the answer was the “best” answer. I’ve done several of your recordings to prepare and you have been so so so so soooo helpful in helping me understand and digest all of this information!! Thank you Beverly!

Schmidt Review of FREE Preparing for the CDCES Exam Webinar

One of the best webinars I’ve attended. You have a great personality and the time went by very quickly!

Maureen Foltz on Technology Toolkit

“Beverly is amazing and very knowledgeable. Thanks for all you do to teach us and help us in understand the subject areas.”

Lourdes on Boot Camp

Thank you so much for the fabulous resources!  Your pocket cards have been a big help to me in my clinical practice and your flash cards and online webinars helped me to pass my CDCES exam 4 years ago.  I have also purchased a CEU bundle from you to help me renew my CDCES licensure and I couldn’t be happier with the information presented and overall the presenter – you!  You have made such a big difference in my practice and how I communicate with my clients.

From the bottom of my heart THANK YOU!
Terrah, RD, CDCES

Beverly Thomassian is an excellent instructor. In-person seminars are available, but I used the online courses to prep for the CDCES exam Dec 2012 and they were fun and informative….and helped me pass the exam!  ~

Tamara, RN, CDCES®, Certified Massage Therapist

Thanks, Beverly – the BC-ADM examination seemed to go fairly well, although quite demanding for someone as “young” as I am in the diabetes specialty.  I loved the process of preparing, however, and found it so helpful to be taken to a new level of knowledge and larger perspective through study of the material.  The more I learn, the more there is to learn – on into the future! Your website was/is a treasure of resources – and I have so appreciated your guidance through many of the topics, most recently the Getting to Goal in the Hospital webinar. Thanks again for all you do – such a blessing to us all.

Cheers, ~ Jan

I just wanted to let you know that I think your courses are the best! I utilized several to prepare for my CDCES exam and I found the information to be just what I needed to fill in the blanks in my knowledge. I am happy to report that I was just notified today that I have passed the 2014 Spring CDCES exam!!I will continue to utilize your webinars for CEs and increasing my knowledge base

.~ Judith, BSN, RN, CDCES

Hi Beverly,I took your bundle course last year to help prepare me for the spring 2014 (may/june) CDCES® exam and I found out yesterday I passed!! I love how you simplify everything and just wanted to say thank you for all you do.

~ Tiffany

Hi Beverly,I know we haven’t met but sure feels like it to me. I can still hear your voice in my head after going through the entire on-line CDCES prep course bundle, more that once in certain cases. The reason I am writing though, is to thank you for providing such a great review and study tool. Although I did read the entire DSME Desk reference prior to signing up for your on-line classes, I still found your review immensely healthful in getting me ready for the CDCES exam and giving me the confidence I needed. The even better news is that I took the exam a few days ago and I passed it. How great is that! I feel that I owe my success partly to you and so, share the good news and congratulate you on a job well done! I wouldn’t have done it without you.

Thank you, Spiros

Thank you thank you!!! Just got my passing score on the CDCES exam! last year I purchased other study guides and flash cards and failed the exam, twice. A coworker who knew my struggle, stumbled upon your website and showed me. After logging in and purchasing a few of your online courses, my excitement grew once again and I started to feel like maybe I actually could succeed. I became excited and logged daily to soak up information. Your teaching style was perfect for me. And I am addicted to your resources tab, where great articles and books can be found. It decided to retake the test and got my PASS today!!! So thank you!! I will recommend your course prep review anytime!!

~ Lori, CDCES

“As of November 1st I became a CDCES!!! I’m so thrilled to share that news with you!  I was not able to attend your workshops in person, but found your online classes more than helpful.  When I would review information I learned from your classes with my colleagues, there were times where I felt as if I was teaching them.  I learned a great deal from you and it was definitely the best method for me to learn.  I will continue to follow your site for new info. and future classes.  I will most certainly pass your website on to any one I know that it will benefit.  Thanks for being a knowledgeable and interesting mentor!! Most Grateful,”


“Just a note to thank you for your excellent education courses, completed in Switzerland, Germany and the USA that helped me pass the CDCES today! Yippee. Coming from an exercise physiology background was not easy. I had a ton to learn and digest that is outside my educational experience. I could hear Beverly’s voice in the background as I worked through the pattern insulin questions!Thanks for the great customer service and I’ll be back to keep the certification current. At our school of medicine we plan to develop a Diabetes Center and I am glad to be part of the team. I also plan to recommend to other ACSM certified exercise physiologists that they take your courses as a prep to a new world.”

Best wishes, Mary, Ph.D., FACSM, RCEP Clinical Exercise Physiologist

“Beverly, I just wanted to let you know that I successfully took the CDCES exam last Friday. I wanted to take a moment to thank you and your great organization for all the help you have given me, as well as the diabetes community at large. I purchased the level one bundle, and it was a wonderful resource to me as I prepared for the exam. I will recommend it to my colleagues who have yet to take the exam.”

~ Sheri RN, CDCES!

“I just want to let you know that you have a great program . I will be getting my CEU from your organization. Keep doing a great job. Happy Thanksgiving  to you and your team.”

~ Veronica

“I wanted to let you know I passed my CDCES exam! Your workbook and test questions were an instrumental part of my success. I will refer fellow colleagues to your study guide as well as coursework.  Have a great weekend!”


“I want to let you know your online program rocks! I’d say it is the best one out there!”

~ Marsha

“I got so much out of the workshop and it really got me fired up about becoming a CDCES in the future. I graduate this year in Dietetics, so it will be a little while, but I know it is what I’ll do. There are some key qualities that I like about you and the way you teach, and if you don’t mind, I will shower you with compliments now.Obviously, you have loads of experience and are an excellent critical thinker.  But, the other thing I love is your attitude.  You crack jokes, you ooze positivity, and you are fun.  I initially got connected with Theresa bc I had seen that she had that quality, and you clearly do as well.  It isn’t just that it is more fun for me, but for the patient and participants.  I think that if a pt. can laugh they will feel more comfortable and be more likely to open up.  They will feel less judged and be more open to change, no matter how big or small. I am hoping that once I become an RD and get some street cred, that I can add in a joke or two just like you and Theresa do. Good stuff.  Funny AND relevant.”

~ Hanna

“Beverly, I took your online courses this past Spring and sat for the CDCES exam in May. I missed the passing score by 4 points. I sat for the exam again Monday and I passed!!! I used all your online materials as well as the AADE study guide that goes with the Art and Science of Diabetes text book. I studied the 2011 Diabetes Position paper as well as all my flash cards on ‘Squirters,’ ‘Slowers,’ ‘Suppressors,’ ‘Satiatiors,’ and ‘Sensitizers.’Thank you for you wonderful resources!”

~ Laura, MS, RD, CDCES (just passed…couldn’t resist!) Senior Diabetes Clinical Manager

“This is really good.  I sweat it out trying to figure out these blood glucose patterns and how to tweak the insulin to help the patient, and  your lectures are great for this!  How I wish I could have taken your  courses before I started seeing patients for diabetes!”

~ Ella

“I currently am a Diabetes Program Coordinator and Educator for a large Health System. Your webinar on Preparing for the  CDCES  exam helped me focus on what a Diabetes Educator must do to help their patients succeed in Diabetes Self Management Training. All your helpful hints on looking for the stem words, reading the questions slowly, thoroughly, avoid distracters and being confident helped me to succeed.I also learned a lot from your other webinars: Setting up a Successful Diabetes Program, Meds for Type 2 and Insulin. Thanks for all you do in educating us to be the best we can be in diabetes.”

~ Rita, RN, MPH,  CDCES

“The Webinars were instrumental in not only helping me to pass the CDCES® exam but also in helping me to really understand the pathophysiology of diabetes and how diabetes medications affect my patients. I will be recommending the Webinar option to colleagues who want to learn more about diabetes and to those planning to take the CDCES® exam. Thank you!”

~ Paige S., RD

“Just wanted to let you know that I did pass the CDCES exam. It was a happy, happy day! Could not have done it without you. Thanks for all you do.”

~ Mary Ann, RD, LD and now CDCES!

The study guide and online practice test I ordered from you helped me ace my CDCES exam.

~ Judy, CDCES

“I passed my exam on May 18th and I give so much thanks to you and your online programs! I have so wanted to do this next step in my career. I am not sure if I would have passed without being smart and using your programs and your recommendations. I have and will continue to recommend as an excellent source. Thanks again!!!”

~ Madeline, BSN, CDCES

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.”