Virtual DiabetesEd Specialist Program Live Webinar Schedule & Faculty Bios

Join us live beginning February 9th


Program Schedule


April 15th, 2021
8:00 am—11:30 am | BREAK | 12:30 pm— 4:30 pm
with Coach Beverly and Dr. Diana Isaacs

Topics Include:

  • Diabetes Overview and Pathophysiology
  • ADA Standards and Goals of Care Landmark Studies, Hospitalization, Lower Extremities
  • Medical Evaluation and Risk Reduction
  • CV Risk Management with Pharmacology

April 16th, 2021
8:00 am—11:30 am | BREAK | 12:30 pm— 4:30 pm
with Coach Beverly and Dr. Diana Isaacs

Topics Include:

  • Learning Theory, AADE 7, Behavior Change, and Coping Skills
  • Insulin – The Ultimate Hormone Replacement Therapy
  • Intensive Insulin Therapy— From Carbs to Correction
  • Technology, Continuous Glucose Monitoring, Insulin Pumps 

April 17th, 2021
8:00 am —Noon 

with Ashley LaBrier

Topics Include:

  • Medical Nutrition Therapy Overview  
  • Meal Planning – How to Eat by the Numbers
  • Keeping Well Through Activity and Nutrition

Download the Virtual DiabetesEd Specialist Program Flyer


Faculty of Virtual DiabetesEd Specialist Program

Coach Beverly Thomassian, RN, MPH, BC-ADM, CDCES

Author, Nurse, Educator, Clinician and Innovator, Beverly has specialized in diabetes management for over twenty years. As president and founder of Diabetes Educational Services, Beverly is dedicated to optimizing diabetes care and improving the lives of those with diabetes.


Diana Isaacs, PharmD, BCPS, BC-ADM, BCACP, CDCES

We are thrilled to welcome our newest speaker, Diana Isaacs, who will be joining our Virtual and Live Courses!

Dr. Isaacs was named 2020 AADE Diabetes Educator of the Year for her educational platform promoting the use of CGM for people with diabetes and other innovations.  Dr. Isaacs was awarded the Ohio Pharmacists Association Under 40 Award in 2019. Dr. Isaacs has served in leadership roles for several pharmacies and diabetes organizations. She has numerous diabetes publications and research projects with a focus on medications, CGM and diabetes technology.

As the CGM Program Coordinator and clinical pharmacist specialist in the Cleveland Clinic Diabetes Center, Dr. Isaacs brings a wealth of clinical knowledge combined with extensive research experience to this program.


Ashley LaBrier, MS, RD, CDCES

Ashley is an educator, dietitian, and the Diabetes Education Program Coordinator at the Salinas Valley Medical Clinic’s Diabetes & Endocrine Center. Her work with people living with diabetes focuses on the value of healthy nutrition and movement to improve well-being.

Ashley is passionate about providing person-centered education to empower those who live with diabetes. Having been diagnosed with type 1 diabetes herself nearly 20 years ago, she combines her professional knowledge with personal experience and understanding.