Level 3 - CDE Boot Camp 10.5 CEs
The Level 3 Bundle offers eight courses and a total of 10.5 CEs, a value of $303 for only $269.
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.
With your purchase of our Level 3 - CDE® Boot Camp, you have instant access to the 8 On-Demand courses via the Online University, PLUS we have automatically enrolled you in all live webinars.
Our CDE® Exam Boot Camp Webcast Series is the next best thing to attending our live courses. This series offers participants an interactive and engaging experience. It’s like having an 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, CDE, BC-ADM helps you drill through the vast content with our intensive series of eight 1.5 hour sessions, while keeping it focused and fun! You will finish this series more confident and ready to succeed at the CDE® Exam.
Plus, our new CDE® Coach App allows user to easily access the webinars from your smartphone or iPad. We know students are busy. That’s why each of our courses also includes a free podcast, so students can listen on-the-go.
Intended Audience: Our CDE® Boot Camp 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 Certified Diabetes Educators®.
Instructor: Beverly Thomassian RN, MPH, CDE, BC-ADM is a working educator who has passed her CDE® 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 CDE® exam with great thanks to Beverly and her CDE® 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, CDE®
All hours earned count toward your CDE® Accreditation Information
Earn 10.50 CEs
Topics Included in Level 3 - CDE® Exam Boot Camp, 10.5 CEs
Diabetes - Not Just Hyperglycemia, 1.5 CEs
Diabetes is complicated! This course starts with a brief introduction to the CDE® Exam content and philosophy. Then we move to discuss underpinnings of pancreas dysfunction and the different types of diabetes. Insulin resistance is addressed as well as the diagnostic criteria for the diabetes.
- State the impact of diabetes in our communities
- Explore insulin resistance and vascular disease
- Discus key concepts in 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.
- Review changes and updates to the 2017 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.
- Using basal/bolus insulin therapy to improve glucose control
- Glucose patterns and adjustment strategies
- Incorporating national guidelines into practice
Insulin Intensive - Monitoring, Sick Days, Lower Extremities, 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 lower extremity assessment. This course content will boost your knowledge and confidence in recommending insulin adjustments to patients and providers.
- 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 management and lower extremity assessment
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.
- 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.
- Nutrition guidelines and weight loss strategies
- Individualized approaches medical nutrition therapy
- Exercise - Benefits, guidelines and strategies
Coping and Behavior Change, 1.5 CEs
This course provides the 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.
- Assessing coping skills
- Depression, anxiety and diabetes distress
- Supporting behavior change
- Learning theories and goal setting
Test Taking Coach Session (48 questions) bonus course!
Join your test taking Coach, Beverly Thomassian, as she reviews a variety of sample CDE test questions. She will explain how to dissect the question, eliminate wrong answers and avoid getting lured in by juicy answers. There are no CE's provided with this course, however there is a lot of valuable test taking information for your CDE Exam preparation.
Beverly will provide 48 test questions (to get the answers take the online test in your student center) in advance and review as many practice questions as possible within the hour time frame.
*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.”