Date: July 8 - September 8, 2021
The goal of ADCES Online CORE Concepts® Course is to
increase knowledge of the diabetes disease state, sharpen clinical management
skills, and highlight self-management education techniques and tools that are
most appropriate for assuring successful outcomes to the AADE7 Self-Care
This 9-week online course is recommended
for health care professionals who have at least 2 years' experience in diabetes
education and who know that online learning is a suitable fit with your
Please note that Diabetes Care and Education Specialists should always adhere to their clinical scope of practice when providing patient care and DSMES. Participants, with the assistance of course facilitators, will explore the scientific basis for diabetes education and care, while artfully applying concepts to patient situations, through case studies and online discussion.
course is an in-depth review of the concepts of diabetes self-management
education. The Art and Science of Diabetes
Care and Education, 5th Edition is mandatory reading for this course. It is NOT included with course registration. If you currently do not have this book, please purchase the 5th edition of the textbook separately.
This learning is designed for individual or groups of
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 their patients with diabetes and other related conditions.
At the conclusion of this course, participants should be
stage of change and motivation to change.
- Review the
key components of effective behavior change goals using the SMART acronym.
prevalence and incidence of diabetes.
resources for and aspects of planning, implementing, and evaluating a DSME
pathophysiological differences between prediabetes, type 1, type 2, and GDM.
differences between DKA and HHS, as well as possible treatments.
individualized goals of therapy based on patient-specific characteristics.
acute and chronic complications.
- Create a
drug therapy plan that includes blood pressure and dietary changes, for people
with diabetic nephropathy.
approaches to pain management and describe autonomic nephropathy conditions.
and problem solve barriers to change and high-risk situations.
current and new therapeutic options for the treatment of diabetes and obesity.
optimal therapeutic regimens for patients with diabetes to achieve
individualized cardiometabolic goals.
appropriate insulin preparations for patients based on the pharmacokinetic
profile, acquisition cost, and individualized glycemic goals.
Modules Will Be Covered Over the 9 Week Period
- Module 1: Basic Knowledge
- Module 2: Diabetes and Pregnancy
- Module 3: Diabetes Prevention
- Modules 4 and 5: Focus on Type 1 DM
- Modules 6: Managing
- Module 7: Managing
This is an application-based learning activity.
space is limited. Dates are subject to change.*
- Winter: January 21 -
March 24, 2021
- Spring: April 15 - June 16, 2021
- Summer: July 8 - September 8, 2021
- Fall: Stay tuned for dates!
How it Works
- You are required to purchase or currently have
access to the 2020 edition of the The Art and
Science of Diabetes Care and Education, 5th
Edition. This is NOT included with course registration.
- You must register at least 2 weeks before the start of the
class. No enrollments will be accepted within 1 week of start of
session. Registration is often full 4 or more weeks before the start
of a session, so we encourage early registration.
- The 9-week course will include 2 Reading Weeks and 7 Modules, plus a final exam after the modules are complete. The modules include readings, online activities, and discussion board interactions based around case studies.
- Registrants can expect to receive course information via email 1 week prior to the start of the session, with online access provided a few days before the official start of the session.
- The first "pre-work module" readings
(Desk Reference chapters 2 and 3) should be completed before the
official course start date.
- Each session will have small groups for discussion with other
participants and experienced facilitators. Communication will occur within the
online discussion boards (communication forums).
- Learners can expect to devote about 4-5 hours a
week to complete all material.
- The final exam period will start a few days before the course session ends, and extend a week past the course session end-date.
- Course is pass/fail.
- Each participant will be expected to post a minimum of 3-4
messages in the discussion boards for each module.
- Final exam must be passed with a minimum of a 70% to pass.
Three attempts are allowed.
- Certificate of credit issued upon successfully completion of
the course and passing the Final Exam.
- Learners can work on the course at their own
convenience. Discussion participation for each module must be
completed within the one-week time frame designated for that module in the
course syllabus--in order to ensure active discussions.
- We recommend that you stay on track with the syllabus each
week, so you don't fall behind (e.g., you can work for one hour and then log
off and come back three days later and work for another hour or two).
Kelly Cuffe, MS, RD, LDN, CDCES
Riverside Diabetes Wellness Center and Endocrinology Specialists
Evan M. Sisson, PharmD, MSHA, BCACP, CDCES, FADCES
VCU School of Pharmacy
Anastasia Albanese-O’Neill, PhD, APRN/PNP-BC, CDCES
Director of Diabetes Education and Clinic Operations and Clinical Assistant Professor
College of Medicine at the University of Florida
John Bucheit, PharmD, BCACP, CDCES
VCU School of Pharmacy
Amy Hertz, MS, RD, LDN, CDCES
Kankakee Community College
Association of Diabetes Care & Education Specialists is accredited as a
provider of nursing continuing professional development by the American Nurses
Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation. This program
provides 30.0 contact hour(s) of continuing education credit.
approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider # 10977, for 30.0
of Diabetes Care & Education Specialists (AM001) is a Continuing
Professional Education (CPE) Accredited Provider with the
on Dietetic Registration (CDR). CDR Credentialed Practitioners will receive 30.0
Continuing Professional Education unit(s) (CPEUs) for completion of this
activity/material. Continuing Professional Education Provider Accreditation
does not constitute endorsement by CDR of a provider, program, or
Association of Diabetes Care & Education Specialists is accredited by
the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing
pharmacy education. This program provides 30.0 contact hour(s) (3.0 CEUs) of
continuing education credit.
Universal Program Number: 0069-0000-20-223-H01-P
Dates: July 9, 2020 – July 9, 2023
receive a Statement of Credit, you must complete the full content of the
program, participate in the online discussion, pass the final exam, and
complete the course evaluation. Statements of Credit will be issued
electronically following completion of the course and exam.
Diabetes Care and Education Specialists
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 (www.cbdce.org). CBDCE does not approve continuing
education. The Association of Diabetes Care & Education Specialists is
on the CBDCE list of Approved Providers.
Certified Advanced Diabetes Management (BC-ADM)
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.
It is the policy of the Association of
Diabetes Care & Education Specialists to require that anyone who has an
opportunity to affect continuing education activity content (e.g. authors,
presenters and program planners) with products or services from a commercial
interest with which s/he has financial relationships, discloses those financial
relationship/s with commercial entities to participants.
Disclosure of a relationship is not
intended to suggest or condone bias in any presentation, but is made to provide
participants with information that might be of potential importance to their
evaluation of a presentation.
Relevant disclosures (or lack thereof)
among educational activity planners and faculty are as follows:
Kelly Cuffe, MS, RD, LDN, CDCES – No conflicts
M. Sisson, PharmD, MSHA, BCACP, CDCES, FADCES – No conflicts of interest
Anastasia Albanese-O’Neill, PhD, APRN/PNP-BC, CDCES – Consultant, Provention Bio; Certified Product Trainer, Tandem Diabetes,
Medtronic, Insulet, Founder, Diabetes Toolkit (501c3)
John Bucheit, PharmD, BCACP, CDCES – No conflicts of interest
Amy Hertz, MS, RD, LDN, CDCES – No conflicts of interest
Jodi Lavin-Tompkins, MSN, RN, CDCES,
BC-ADM, has no relevant financial disclosures to report.
Matthew McClure, ADCES - No conflicts of
The approval of this educational
offering by the ADCES does not imply endorsement of specific therapies,
treatments, or products discussed in the presentations.
Disclosure of Relevant Financial Relationships
and Mechanism to Identify and Resolved Conflicts of Interest
Undertaking review of the educational
activity to evaluate for potential bias, balance in presentation,
evidence-based content or other indicators of integrity, and absence of
Discounted Member price: $ 495.00*
Nonmember price: $ 595.00*
Reference, 5th Edition (2020), is mandatory reading for this course. This is NOT included with course registration. If you do
not have The Desk Reference, 5th Edition, please purchase this textbook here. There will be an
additional shipping and handling fee for the print. Be sure to order the Desk
Reference in a timely manner to ensure delivery before start date of the
*Before purchasing this course, please click on the above tabs and closely read the requirements to have a full understanding of what the 9-week course entails.
Rescheduling (postponing the use of
paid registration to a future occurrence of the same program) is subject to
availability and can only be requested one time before an Administrative fee
($100) will be charged.
must be received in writing (to ADCES Member Services - firstname.lastname@example.org)
within 8 business days prior to the first day of the registered session. Requests received after this time may not be
accepted, nor a refund provided.
- It is recommended that you have a
high-speed broadband (or better) internet connection.
- Please be sure you close as many other open programs on your system as possible
and have disabled your pop-up blocker.
recommend using a desktop or laptop computer, however many mobile devices also
successfully access the course.
Windows 7, 8, or 10, Home Premium, Professional or Ultimate
edition, or 64-bit edition with 32-bit browser)
Mozilla Firefox version 30 or later
Google Chrome Browser, version 44 or later
Safari (web browser on Mac)
Adobe Flash Player 8 or later
OS and hardware requirements
7, 8, or 10: Any hardware configuration that supports these versions of Windows
XP Pro or Home, with Service Pack 2: 450MHz Intel® Pentium® II or faster
processor or equivalent (128MB of RAM, 512MB recommended)
Vista: 1GHz Intel Pentium II or faster processor or equivalent (1GB of RAM)
OS and hardware requirements
OS X v10.4 or higher, 500MHz PowerPC G3 or faster or 1.83GHz Intel Core™ Duo or
of RAM (512MB recommended)