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Insulin Therapy Certificate Program

Insulin Therapy Certificate Program

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CLOSED FOR REVISION. An assessment-based certificate program to build your knowledge and skills in applying insulin therapy to the care of people with diabetes ...
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The Insulin Therapy Certificate Program is currently closed for revision.

Expand your knowledge and skills in applying insulin therapy to the care of people with diabetes. Free to ADCES members and Danatech subscribers, the ADCES Insulin Therapy Certificate is an assessment-based certificate program that details the latest guidelines for dosing, titrations and concentrated insulins. It also includes coursework on insulin products, individualizing and optimizing SMBG and time-in-range goals, pattern management, and insulin pump therapy. Upon completion of the program, you will earn a digital badge to recognize your accomplishment.

What to Know

The 20.5-hour CE-accredited program provides a variety of resources to help you fully understand this important topic and provide well-informed care for patients.
-- Numerous case studies allow you to apply what you have learned to real-world scenarios.
-- Test your knowledge with quiz questions throughout the modules
-- Course materials can be downloaded and saved for future reference.

The program consists of the following components:

-- Online Course: Insulin Pump Therapy (6.0 CE)
-- Online Course: The Insulin Solution: Overcoming Barriers to Insulin Use (4.0 CE)
-- Online Course: Individualizing and Optimizing Self-Monitoring of Blood Glucose (6.0 CE)
-- Session on Demand: Access To Insulin: Cost Drivers and Non-Medical Switching (1 CE)
-- Session on Demand: Insulin Bootcamp 101 (1 CE)
-- Session on Demand: Revolutionizing Insulin Pump and Sensor Education (1 CE)
-- Session on Demand: Interpreting Pump and CGM Data: Navigating the Maze (0.5 CE)
-- Webinar: Time in Range: It's About Time! (1.0 CE)

-- Final Assessment

Earn a certificate of program completion as well as a digital badge upon successful completion of the coursework.


This program is supported by educational grants from Boehringer Ingelheim Lilly, Lifescan Inc., and Novo Nordisk.

Continuing Education

The certificate program provides 20.5 continuing education credits for nurses, dietitians, and pharmacists.

Intended Audience

This certificate program is designed for diabetes care and education specialists, including RNs, RDs, Pharmacists, Nurse Practitioners, Clinical Nurse Specialists, Physician Assistants, MDs, and other health care providers interested in staying up to date on current practices of care for people with diabetes and other related conditions.

Access Period

The program is entirely online and self-paced. Registrants will have six months to complete the coursework and pass the final assessment.


Members: FREE
Non-Members: $299.00

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Q: What is the difference between an ADCES certificate program and a certification program or credential?
A: ADCES offers a variety of certificate and assessment-based certificate learning programs. A certificate program is intended to provide training in a specific body of knowledge and/or skillset. Successful completion of a certificate program provides a certificate of completion validating the learner’s participation in the course of study, not a credential. Some ADCES certificate programs require a final assessment to evaluate the learner’s achievement of the intended learning outcomes. These are referred to as “assessment-based certificate” programs. A certificate program generally does not require renewal or CE to maintain the certificate. ADCES certificate programs are not certifications or credentials.

The certification program, or credentialing program, is intended to evaluate an individual’s mastery of an established, formal set of domains and competencies. Certification programs generally require passing an examination following the coursework. They may require documentation of specific practice hours or demonstration of specific skills before the certification can be earned. Usually, a credential is must be renewed through renewal examinations and/or meeting specific CE or other requirements.

Q: What can I do with this ADCES certificate?
A:The certificate program can supplement your present career or help you to begin a new one in diabetes education. The certificate provides recognition for your continuing education efforts and demonstrates your initiative in acquiring additional training in diabetes self-management education. For those who qualify, the CE from the program apply to CDCES exam prerequisites and help to prepare you for the exam. The certificate program can be used to set minimum training standards for DSMES program staff. The certificate program also is used by healthcare providers who are not looking for a career in diabetes education, but who find that they and/or their staff need more training in diabetes due to the increasing number of people with diabetes being seen in their practice.

Certified Diabetes Care and Education Specialists

To satisfy the requirements for renewal of certification for the Certification Board for Diabetes Care and Education (CBDCE), continuing education activities must be diabetes related and approved by a provider on the CBDCE list of Approved Providers ( CBDCE does not approve continuing education. The Association of Diabetes Care & Education Specialists is on the CBDCE list of Approved Providers.

Board Certified Advanced Diabetes Management (BC-ADM)

ADCES is the administering body for the Advanced Diabetes Management credentials. Continuing education programs offered by ADCES can be used toward fulfilling BC-ADM Certification and recertification requirements.


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