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Level 3 - Boot Camp + 5th Ed AADE Review Guide - 12+ CEs

Level 3 - Boot Camp + 5th Ed AADE Review Guide - 12+ CEs

$ 309.00 $ 365.00

We are excited to offer a bundle of our NEW 5th Edition AADE Review Guide PLUS Online University CDCES Exam Boot Camp Web Series. 

A value of $365, for only $309. Save $56!

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.

*You will be immediately enrolled in the Boot Camp Online University courses.

Group Discounts Available!

What's included in the bundle?

AADE Review Guide for the Diabetes Care and Education Specialist Exam - 5th Edition 

The AADE Review Guide for the Diabetes Care and Education Specialist Exam is an excellent independent study tool and comprehensive resource. The 5th Edition was updated with the July 1, 2019 Content Outline changes in mind.

The AADE Review Guide for the Diabetes Care and Education Specialist Exam - 5th Edition provides:

  • 480 + multiple-choice questions
  • Strategies for preparing for and taking the exam

3 self-assessment tests that cover three main content sections on the CDCES Exam:

  • Assessment of Diabetes and Prediabetes 
  • Interventions for Diabetes and Prediabetes
  • Disease Management 

Two - 200 multiple choice question exams 

Includes an answer key with rationales for all questions included in the guide! 


The Level 3 Online University Bundle offers eight courses, plus a bonus course, “The Big Finish” Test Taking Boot Camp, for a total of 12.0 CEs.

Our CDCES Exam Boot Camp webinar series is the next best thing to attending our live seminar. This series offers participants an interactive and engaging experience. It’s like having your own online coach. In each webinar, Coach Beverly highlights the critical content of each topic area, so you can focus your study time most efficiently. She also launches multiple poll questions to helps students focus on key concepts and assess their knowledge, while learning the best test taking strategies. 

We know your time is limited. Coach Beverly Thomassian, RN, MPH, CDCES, BC-ADM helps you drill through the vast content with our intensive series of nine 1.5 hour sessions, while keeping it focused and fun! You will finish this series more confident and ready to succeed at the CDCES Exam.

Our Online University Courses are an excellent way to study for your exam anytime and anywhere that is convenient for you.

With your purchase of our Level 3 - CDCES BootCamp, you have instant access to the 9 On-Demand courses via the Online University, PLUS we have automatically enrolled you in all live webinar updates. You have 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.

We know students are busy. That’s why each of our courses also includes a free podcast, so students can listen on-the-go. Plus, our new CDCES Coach App allows user to easily access the webinars from any smart device.

Intended Audience: Our CDCES BootCamp webinar series is designed for individual or groups of diabetes educators, including RNs, RDs, Pharmacists, Nurse Practitioners, Clinical Nurse Specialists, Physician Assistants and other health care providers interested in achieving excellence in diabetes care and becoming Diabetes Care and Education Specialists.

Instructor: Beverly Thomassian RN, MPH, CDCES, BC-ADM is a working educator who has passed her CDCES Exam 6 times. She is a nationally recognized diabetes expert for over 25 years.

Boot Camp Graduate Review - Beverly is an amazing coach! I’m happy to say that I passed my CDCES exam with great thanks to Beverly and her CDCES Boot Camp! She inspires me to be better at this profession! Her materials are so helpful for day in, day out practice! Everyone should be taking this course regardless if they have or have not taken the exam and work in this profession! 

- Ashley Farrell, RD, LDN, CDCES

All hours earned count toward your CDCES Accreditation Information

Earn 12.0 CEs

Topics Included in Level 3 - CDCES Exam BootCamp, 12.0 CEs 

Diabetes - Not Just Hyperglycemia, 1.5 CEs

Diabetes is complicated! This course starts with a brief introduction to the CDCES Exam content and philosophy. Then we move to discuss the underpinnings of pancreas dysfunction and the different types of diabetes. Insulin resistance is addressed as well as the diagnostic criteria for diabetes.

Topics include:

  • State the impact of diabetes in our communities
  • Explore insulin resistance and vascular disease
  • Discuss key concepts in the pathophysiology of type 1, type 2, and gestational diabetes
  • Review Diabetes Diagnostic Criteria

 Standards of Care Update, 1.5 CEs

This course reviews the updates to the American Diabetes Association’s Standards of Medical Care in Diabetes and provide critical teaching points and content for Diabetes Educators. The ADA Standards of Medical Care in Diabetes is a key resource for healthcare professionals involved in diabetes care, education, and support.

Topics include:

  • Review changes and updates to the 2018 ADA Standards of Medical Care.
  • Identify key elements of the position statement
  • Discuss the application of these changes for diabetes educators.
  • Targeted interventions based on patient assessments

Insulin Therapy - From Basal/Bolus to Pattern Management, 1.5 CEs

This course reviews the effective use of insulin therapy to improve glucose control. Learn how to look at glucose patterns and determine appropriate insulin adjustment strategies. Also included are formulas to calculate therapy based on national guidelines.

Topics include:

  • Using basal/bolus insulin therapy to improve glucose control
  • Glucose patterns and adjustment strategies
  • Incorporating national guidelines into practice

 Insulin Intensive - Monitoring, Hypoglycemia and Hospitalization, 1.5 CEs

The purpose of this course is to spend focused time reviewing insulin pattern management, dosing strategies, basal bolus, and carb counting calculations. We explore the ins and outs of monitoring, sick day management and provide a brief review of hypoglycemia and Hospitalization. This course content will boost your knowledge and confidence in recommending insulin adjustments to patients and providers.
Topics include:

  • Explore the importance of patient assessment in determining a realistic dosing strategy
  • Calculating insulin correction and carb coverage ratios
  • Hypoglycemia and glucose monitoring strategies
  • Sick day and inpatient diabetes management

 Meds for Type 2 - What you need to know, 1.5 CEs

This course highlights the array of oral and injectable medications to treat hyperglycemia for people with type 2 diabetes. We explore clinical issues to consider when determining the best strategy to improve glucose control. We discuss cost, side effects, complexity and other factors into consideration.

Topics include:

  • Describe the main action, dosing and side effects of the different classes of diabetes medications
  • Highlight the key elements of the Medication Guidelines by AACE and ADA.
  • Clinical factors to consider when determining the best strategy to improve glucose control

 Exercise & Medical Nutrition Therapy, 1.5 CEs

This course reviews the latest nutrition guidelines and strategies to individualize this information based on the patient assessment. Included is a discussion on metabolic surgery, gastroparesis and disordered eating. We review the benefits of exercise and focus on the latest national guidelines for activity, strengthening and balance.
Topics include:

  • Nutrition guidelines and weight loss strategies
  • Individualized approaches medical nutrition therapy
  • Exercise - Benefits, guidelines and strategies

Exercise & Microvascular Complications, 1.5 CEs

This course reviews the impact of chronic hyperglycemia on eyes, kidneys, nerves and lower extremities. Included is a discussion on screening guidelines to promote early detection and treatment. We review lower extremity assessment and special foot care considerations for people with diabetes.

Topics include:

  • From the eyes to the nerves, impact of chronic hyperglycemia
  • Screening guidelines to stop microvascular disease in its tracks
  • Lower Extremities with a focus on assessment, assessment and teaching strategies

Coping and Behavior Change, 1.5 CEs

This course provides a framework to assess patient barriers and support behavior change. We explore psychosocial issues that may be blocking patients from adopting healthier behaviors and provides strategies to identify and overcome these barriers.  We conclude with a review of the major learning theories with a focus on empowerment.

Topics include:

  • Assessing coping skills
  • Depression, anxiety and diabetes distress
  • Supporting behavior change
  • Learning theories and goal setting

“The Big Finish” Test Taking Boot Camp -  Bonus course!

Are you almost to the finish line and ready to take the CDCES or BC-ADM exam in the near future?
If yes, this test-taking Diabetes Educator Online Boot Camp is designed for you. First, you take 78 sample questions online. Then you join Coach Beverly for an hour-long webinar to learn how to work through the test questions and get to the right answer! Coach Beverly will go through as many questions as is possible in a one-hour session.
She helps you avoid common traps and provides Insights and tips to increase your confidence and ability to choose the right answer.

The use of DES products does not guarantee the 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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