Virtual DiabetesEd Specialist Conference

You can join anytime and participate in the Live or Recorded On-Demand webinars. Plus, your registrations include access to all the On-Demand Online Sessions plus Bonus Courses through December 31st, 2020.

Whether you are new to diabetes or a seasoned expert, you’ll benefit from this virtual conference with the latest research plus critical content that you can immediately apply to your clinical practice. Taught by a team of experts.

Prepare for CDCES or BC-ADM certification or earn hours for renewal.

Come join our Virtual DiabetesEd Specialist Program.

In this course, the same speakers will cover the same content as outlined in the Live Seminar.  For more details see our Virtual DiabetesEd Specialist Conference Schedule and Faculty.

This virtual program includes:

10 two-hour live webinar courses (20 CEs) + enrollment in our Bonus Bundle (14.0+ CEs) from now through February 2021.

  • Live Q & A Session with the instructor after each webinar
  • Presentations by our team of experts
  • Handouts and Resources for each session
  • Post-test questions
  • A sense of community
  • If you can’t attend the live webinars, a recorded version will be posted later the same day for viewing.

Entire Course Fee: $459

DiabetesEd Specialist Program Faculty

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.


Dana Armstrong, RD, CDCES

Dana received her degree in nutrition and dietetics from the University of California, Davis and completed her internship in dietetics at the University of Nebraska Medical Center in Omaha. Dana is the Medical Clinic Director of The Diabetes Center/Salinas Valley Medical Clinic. She provides leadership for the Department of Diabetes Services and ensures coordination and integration of an effective system-wide Diabetes Center of Excellence across the organization for optimum patient care and collaboration of services.  Having a child with diabetes, she combines her professional knowledge with personal experience and understanding.


Webinar Dates*

Download the Virtual DiabetesEd Specialist Program Flyer

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 looking for hours to renew or apply for the CDCES or BC-ADM exam.

Team of Experts: Our team of expert faculty has been fine-tuning this course for over fifteen 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!

Beverly Thomassian and team translate the complex science of diabetes into understandable terms while keeping it real, practical and fun.


What is the Diabetes Educator Course? 

If you are interested in taking the CDCES or BC-ADM exam or are seeking a state of the art review of current diabetes care, this course is for you. Our team of expert faculty has been fine-tuning this course for over fifteen years, and we know what you need. 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! 

Diabetes Ed Specialist Course Topics Include:

  • Current State of Diabetes ADA Standards of Care
  • Person-Centered Care for Type 1, Type 2, LADA, GDM
  • Medical Evaluation and 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
  • Medical Nutrition Therapy – How to Eat By the Numbers
  • Meal Planning based on Individual Assessment
  • Diabetes and Technology

The use of DES products does 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.

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