SESSION IS FULL - Please register for the April 16 - June 17, 2020 session.
This 9-week online course is recommended for health care professionals who have a minimum of 2 years of experience in diabetes education. This online course is intended as an in-depth look at the important concepts of diabetes self-management education. Participants, working with 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.
The Art and Science of Diabetes Self-Management Education Desk Reference, 4th Edition is mandatory reading for this course. If you do not have the Desk Reference, please purchase before starting the course.
Activity Type: Application-based
AADE CORE Concepts® Course Online
The goal of AADE's 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 Behaviors.
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 learning style. Learn from other participants and our experienced Facilitators as you collaborate and explore the readings and case studies and engage in the Communication Forum.
This course is an in-depth review of the concepts of diabetes self-management education. The course requires access to the Art and Science of Diabetes Self-Management Education Desk Reference, 4th Edition. Please note that Diabetes Educators 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.
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 course information to be emailed to all participants 1 week before the start of the session, with online access provided a few days before the official start of the session.
This learning is designed for individual or groups of diabetes educators, 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 able to:
- Assess stage of change and motivation of change.
- Review the key components of effective behavior change goals using the SMART acronym.
- Describe prevalence and incidence of diabetes.
- Identify resources for and aspects of planning, implementing and evaluating a DSME program.
- Distinguish pathophysiological differences between type 1, type 2 and GDM.
- Compare differences between DKA and HHS, as well as possible treatments.
- Formulate individualized goals of therapy based on patient-specific characteristics.
- Differentiate acute and chronic complications.
- Create a drug therapy plan that includes blood pressure and dietary changes for patients with diabetic
- Summarize approaches to pain management.
- Identify and problem solve barriers and high risk situations.
- Discuss current and new therapeutic options.
- Determine optimal therapeutic regimens for patients with diabetes to achieve individualized cardiometabolic
- Select appropriate insulin preparations for patients based on the pharmacokinetic profile, acquisition cost
and individualized glycemic goals.
Seven Modules will be covered over the 9-week period:
Module 1: Basic Knowledge (How People Learn & Change, Motivational Interviewing, and DSME)
Module 2: Diabetes and Pregnancy
Module 3: Diabetes Prevention
Modules 4 and 5: Focus on Type 1 DM
Modules 6 and 7: Focus on Type 2 DM
How It Works
- Required to have access to the 2017 edition of the Art and Science of Diabetes Self-Management Education Desk Reference (4th Ed.).
- 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 course will be 9 weeks of reading, online activities, case studies, and online discussion board interaction with participants and facilitators.
- The first "pre-work module" readings
(Desk Reference chapters 1 and 2) 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.
- 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. Two attempts are allowed.
- Certificate of credit issued upon successfully completion of the course and passing the Final Exam.
- The final exam period will start a few days before the course session ends, and extend a week past the course session end-date.
- Learners can work on the course at their own convenience. Discussion participation for each module must be completed within the one-week timeframe 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).
- The syllabus structure includes 2 reading weeks included between 7 course modules.
Discounted Member price: $ 495.00 *
Nonmember price: $ 595.00 *
Before you purchase please be sure to read closely the requirements and information above so that you have a full understanding of what the 9-week course entails.
* The Desk Reference, 4th Edition (2017), is mandatory reading for this course. If you don't have The Desk Reference, 4th Edition, please add the Desk Reference to your online shopping cart. 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 class.
2020 Session Dates
Session space is limited. Dates are subject to change.
Winter: January 23 - March 25, 2020
Spring: April 16 - June 17, 2020
Summer: Dates TBA
Fall: Dates TBA
AADE provides full refunds (less $100 administrative fee) for registration canceled no later than 8 business days prior to the first day of the course .
All cancellation requests must be received in writing . To receive a refund, submit your written request to AADE Membership Services (firstname.lastname@example.org). All refunds are processed within 30 days of receipt.
No refunds will be issued after the session has begun.
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.
Requests must be received in writing (to AADE Member Services - email@example.com) 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.
- Laura Hieronymus, DNP, MSEd, RN, MLDE, BC-ADM, CDE, FAADE
- Kelly Cuffe, MS, RD, LDN, CDE
- Evan M. Sisson, PharmD, MSHA, BCACP, CDE, FAADE
- Shana Cunningham, MSN, RN, MLDE, BC-ADM, CDE
It is the policy of the American Association of Diabetes Educators to require that anyone who has an opportunity to affect continuing education activities 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:
- Laura Hieronymus: No disclosures
- Kelly Cuffe: No disclosures
- Evan M. Sisson: No disclosures
- Shana Cunningham: No disclosures
- Jodi Lavin-Tomkins, MA, BSN, RN, CDE, AADE Nurse Planner: No disclosures
- Anne Willmore, AADE: No disclosures
The approval of this educational offering by the AADE does not imply endorsement of specific therapies, treatments, or products discussed in the presentations.
CE Credit Information
To 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.
The American Association of Diabetes Educators is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.
This educational program will provide 30 contact hours of continuing education credit.
AADE is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the California Board of Registered Nursing (CEP # 10977).
The American Association of Diabetes Educators, (AM001) is a Continuing Professional Education (CPE) Accredited Provider with the Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR). Registered dietitians (RDs) and dietetic technicians, registered (DTRs) will receive 30 continuing professional education units (CPEUs) for completion of this program. Continuing Professional Education Provider Accreditation does not constitute endorsement by CDR of a provider, program, or materials.
The American Association of Diabetes Educators is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education. This program provides 30 contact hours (3.0 CEUs) of continuing education credit.
ACPE Universal Program Number: 0069-0000-17-238-H01-P
Effective Dates: 7/10/2017 to 7/10/2020
- 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.
- We recommend using a desktop or laptop computer, however many mobile devices also successfully access the course.
Microsoft Windows 7, 8, or 10, Home Premium, Professional or Ultimate
(32-bit edition, or 64-bit edition with 32-bit browser)
- Microsoft Internet Explorer 8 or later, or Edge
- or Mozilla Firefox version 30 or later
- or Google Chrome Browser, version 44 or later
- or Safari (web browser on Mac)
- ALSO: Adobe Flash Player 8 or later
Windows OS and hardware requirements
- Windows 7, 8, or 10: Any hardware configuration that supports these versions of Windows is sufficient
- Windows XP Pro or Home, with Service Pack 2: 450MHz Intel® Pentium® II or faster processor or equivalent (128MB of RAM, 512MB recommended)
- Windows Vista: 1GHz Intel Pentium II or faster processor or equivalent (1GB of RAM)
Mac OS and hardware requirements
- Mac OS X v10.4 or higher, 500MHz PowerPC G3 or faster or 1.83GHz Intel Core™ Duo or faster processor
- 128MB of RAM (512MB recommended)
SESSION IS FULL - Please register for the April 16 - June 17, 2020 session.