About Diabetes Education Services

We believe in your success!

We invite you to join our community of health care professionals who are passionate about improving diabetes care through education and advocacy.

At our company, we work diligently every day to provide diabetes information that is relevant, compassionate and cutting edge. Our goal is to help translate the complex science of diabetes into understandable terms that you can apply directly to your patients.

We know the road to becoming a diabetes educator and specialist is challenging. Many students aren’t sure how to get started or how to make the best use of their limited study time. See our Preparing for the CDE® Webinar to get started!


Meet the Diabetes Education Services Team:

Coach Beverly Thomassian RN, MPH, CDE®, BC-ADM

As president of Diabetes Education Services, Beverly Thomassian believes that we can improve diabetes care through education, advocacy, and curiosity. As a diabetes coach, she promotes excellence in care through her live course and webinar presentations.

Beverly is a Diabetes Nurse Specialist and is Board Certified in Advanced Diabetes Management. She is an Associate Clinical Professor at the University of California, San Francisco, (UCSF) and a visiting professor at California State University, Chico (CSU Chico).

As the director of a local Diabetes Education Program, she keeps her clinical skills fresh through one-on-one education, group classes, and consultation. In her role as nurse entrepreneur, educator, and clinician, her passion moves her to improve diabetes care.


Robert Thomassian, Intern

Meet Robert: he is Diabetes Education Services’ first ever intern! Still a student in high school, he aspires to obtain a Bachelors in Business. Robert looks forward to gaining unparalleled work experience from Diabetes Education Services. With the insightful coaching of his teachers, Taryn Nugent and Beverly Thomassian, he has gained many new skills ranging from social media engagement and database management, to formatting websites and fulfilling orders. We are truly honored to welcome him to the team and we are excited to witness his his growth as an intern!     


Taryn Nugent, Director of Operations & Customer Happiness

Meet our Director of Director of Operations & Customer Happiness, Taryn! Taryn loves to stay active with hiking, swimming, and biking. She is a world traveler and foodie who hopes to one day make it to Japan and Korea.

Taryn brings a unique perspective, with her legal background and passion for helping others. She has years of customer service experience and recently switched her focus from law to event planning and operations. Having undergone the stress of studying for and passing the Oregon Bar Exam, she wants to ensure every health care professional who strives to take the CDE® or BC-ADM exam feels comfortable, confident, and can access the tools needed to pass. Welcome Taryn, we are thrilled to have you aboard!


Anne Carter, Media Consultant

Meet Anne! Anne brings a fresh and exciting perspective to the Diabetes Education Services team. She has spent her previous years in operations and customer care and loves the challenge of providing the best customer experience possible. Anne’s background working in technology allows her to keep our website and online university easy to navigate for all our students. She’s always available to answer any questions you might have. We are thrilled to have Anne provide wonderful technical support and top notch customer service. Welcome Anne!


Kristin Winter, Design Consultant

Kristin Winter was born in Vancouver, WA, and raised in sunny Portland, OR. Now living in Chico, CA, she is inspired by seeking out rare records of unique music, discovering colorful and fun vintage chotskies and flipping through old adverts.

After working in customer experience for multiple tech companies, she developed a unique interpretation of style and brand through her interests and minimalist ideas, that is both creative and brand congruent. Self taught, Winter produces clean, creative and candid compositions. From website layout to re-vamping old logos, to witty graphic tees, she has a natural ability to interpret and represent through design. 


Lainey Coulson, Engineering Consultant

Lainey Koski joined our team in 2011. Lainey does an incredible job of keeping the customer in center focus by making sure our technology platforms are user friendly and easy to navigate. Lainey has a strong background in customer service excellence. In addition, she has a special skill in creating technological magic to assure that our website and Online University provide a great user experience. Her genuine concern, skills and knowledge assure that you receive the information and resources you need to succeed.  We are so fortunate to have Lainey on our team!  


Live Seminar Team of Instructors

  • Dana Armstrong, RD, CDE®
  • Lonnie Vaughn RNC, BSN, CDE®
  • Heather Nielsen, MA, LPC CHWC

To learn more about our spectacular instructors for our Diabetes Educator course, please click here.


Board of Directors:

To learn more about our wonderful Board of Directors, please click here.


We Truly Believe in Your Success

We know you are motivated, we know you are passionate about diabetes care and, we believe in you!

We are here for you. We provide on-phone and email coaching to support your journey to be the best diabetes educator possible.

In addition, we offer a variety of services and products to help you meet your goals.

Our Live Courses and Onsite Seminars are not only stuffed full of important information, we make sure they provide meaningful content that is engaging and fun.

We also offer Resource Books and Study Tools at great prices. These books are great references for your clinical practice, plus they help prepare you for the CDE Exam.  

Lastly, we are excited to share our Online University with you. These quality courses are self-paced and can be viewed when it’s convenient for you. Fulfill your CEU requirements, prepare for certification, refresh or broaden your knowledge and skills while keeping current with the latest in diabetes.

Please contact us if you have any questions or need help getting started on your diabetes career path. Let’s walk together!

In appreciation,

Beverly Thomassian
President and Founder
Diabetes Education Services


*Certified Diabetes Educator® and CDE® are registered marks owned by NCBDE. The use of DES products do not guarantee successful passage of the CDE® exam. NCBDE does not endorse any preparatory or review materials for the CDE® exam, except for those published by NCBDE.”