Coach Beverly’s Material List

“Based on student feedback and 25 years of CDCES (formerly known as CDE) coaching experience, here is my recommended material list for CDCES Exam success!” – Coach Beverly

Online Toolkits

Coach Beverly’s Online Study Kit – Includes Online Levels 1-3 + AADE Review Guide

Coach Beverly also recommends our Deluxe Study kit which includes the DiabetesEd Specialist Prep Bundle + plus Test Taking and Technology Toolkit (includes over 200 computerized practice questions).

Coach Beverly’s Live Seminars & Tools

After passing the CDCES Exam six times and gathering feedback from hundreds of students, Coach Beverly believes these are essential to prepare for this difficult yet passable exam.

How does each item increase success? 

The Online Course Bundle:

Coach Beverly has built this course bundle to prepare you for your CDCES Exam. Including Level 1, Level 2 and Level 3 (Boot Camp), you can start studying now with 29 On-Demand web courses and tests to build your diabetes education foundation and prepare for the CDCES Exam.

Diabetes Education Services Online University Courses are an excellent way to study for your exam anytime and anywhere that is convenient for you. You will have immediate access to your courses  for 1 year after your purchase date. Each individual online course includes a: 90 minute video presentation, podcast, practice test and additional resources.

This bundle is built on content that simulates in the CDCES exam. The majority of students that complete this bundle, go on to pass the exam. Check out our CDCES Graduate Success Stories to get inspired.

All hours earned count toward your CDCES Accreditation Information

Earn 40+ CEs 

Virtual DiabetesEd Educator Course:

Come join us at our Diabetes Educator Course in either historic Sacramento or sunny San Diego, CA. Earn 35+ CEs with Coach Beverly at our three day live course.

If you are interested in taking the CDCES 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!

This Live Seminar is built on content that simulates in the CDCES exam.  The majority of students that take the seminar, go on to pass the exam.

Check out our CDCES Graduate Success Stories.

All hours earned count toward your CDCES Accreditation Information

Visit our 10 Steps to Succeed Page, for a comprehensive guide to building a CDCES study plan.

Earn: 35+ CEs

Recommended Books & Study Tools:

The AADE’s 5th Edition is one of the best ways to prepare! Complete practice tests that simulate questions on the exam. The AADE Review Guide for the Certified Diabetes Care and Education Specialist® Exam is an excellent independent study tool and comprehensive resource. With over 480+ practice questions. This guide is imperative to the study process. The guide includes:

  • 480 + multiple choice questions with rationale
  • Strategies for preparing for and taking the exam
  • 3 self-assessment tests that cover three main content sections on the CDCES Exam:
  • Standards of Care Booklet

Coach Beverly believes the ADA Standards of Medical Care in Diabetes is a key resource for healthcare professionals involved in diabetes care, education, and support. One of the most important pieces of literature to read prior to becoming a Certified Diabetes Care and Education Specialist and for clinical practice, the Standards of Care book is a study must!

The booklet includes:

  • ADA’s standards for diagnosing, treating and managing diabetes across the care continuum
  • Nutrition recommendations and principles
  • Position statements on managing diabetes and its complications in various settings

Important Add-on:

Coach Beverly Study Tip: A student said that one of the things that helped her most with the exam, was reading through the Case Studies in the Art and Science Book. These case studies are easily identifiable in colored boxes in each of the chapters.

AADE Art & Science Desk Reference – 4th Edition 2017 

Published by AADE, the Art & Science Desk Reference 4th Edition is the must-have resource for all diabetes educators. This Desk Reference (2017) is written by practicing Diabetes Educators for Diabetes Educators and provides the core knowledge and essential strategies and skills all educators need to facilitate behavior change in persons with diabetes. Students particularly find the case studies in the Desk Reference invaluable not only to the exam, but their clinical practice as well.New Updates include:

  • Practical information educators can use with patients to avoid complications and comorbidities
  • Risks and benefits of CGM and the educator’s role in working with patients who use CGM
  • Updated info on incorporating the ADA, AADE, and AND joint position statement and algorithm of care into a DSME program

Major Features:

  • Revised practice levels for diabetes educators
  • Impact of the Affordable Care Act on diabetes education/educators
  • Applying learning theory and cognitive science to the education plan
  • Revised ADA/AND evidence-based nutrition recommendations
  • Current ADA/EASD consensus statement and AACE algorithm for pharmacologic therapies for people with type 2 diabetes.

Boost your knowledge and keep current with all of the critical changes in the healthcare landscape.