Date: January 20 - March 23, 2022
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 20 - March 23, 2022
- Spring: TBD
- Summer: TBD
- Fall: TBD
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
(The Art & Science 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).
Evan M. Sisson, PharmD, MSHA, BCACP, CDCES, FADCES
VCU School of Pharmacy
Amy Hertz, MS, RD, LDN, CDCES
Kankakee Community College
Lucia M. Novak, MSN, ANP-BC, BC-ADM
Diabetes Consulting Services
support of improving patient care, the Association of Diabetes Care &
Education Specialists is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for
Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy
Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) to
provide continuing education for the healthcare team.
Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE)
Universal Activity Number is JA4008258-0000-22-020-H01-P. This knowledge-based
activity has been approved for 30.0 contact hour(s).
This statement contains information provided to NABP from
the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE) via CPE
Monitor®. ACPE policy states paper and/or
electronic statements of credit may no longer be distributed directly to
learners as proof of ACPE credit. The official record of credit may be located
in the learner’s e-profile in CPE Monitor.
Medical Association (AMA)
of Diabetes Care & Education Specialists designates this application -based activity
for a maximum of 30.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM.
Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their
participation in the activity.
Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC)
Association of Diabetes Care & Education Specialists designates this
activity for a maximum of 30.0 ANCC contact hour(s). This activity discusses 0.38 contact hour(s) of pharmacotherapeutic
Association of Diabetes Care & Education Specialists is approved by the
California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider Number 10977, for 30.0 contact
Academy of PAs (AAPA)
Association of Diabetes Care & Education Specialists has been
authorized by the American Academy of PAs (AAPA) to award AAPA Category 1 CME
credit for activities planned in accordance with AAPA CME Criteria. This
activity is designated for 30.0 AAPA Category 1 CME credit(s). Approval is valid until 7/9/23. PAs should only claim credit commensurate with
the extent of their participation.
on Dietetic Registration (CDR)
Credentialed Practitioners will receive 30.0 Continuing Professional Education unit(s) (CPEU)
for completion of this activity.
Completion of this RD/DTR profession-specific or IPCE
activity awards CPEUs (One IPCE credit = One CPEU). If the activity is dietetics-related
but not targeted to RDs or DTRs, CPEUs may be claimed which are commensurate
with participation in contact hours (One 60 minute hour = 1 CPEU. RDs and DTRs
are to select activity type 102 in their Activity Log. Performance Indicator
selection is at the learner’s discretion.
To receive a Statement of Credit you must attend the entire session. Your Statement of Credit will be issued electronically immediately upon submission of the evaluation form. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org in the event you choose not to complete the evaluation form.
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.
Board 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.
Other Health Professionals
It is the responsibility of each participant to determine if the program meets the criteria for re-licensure or recertification for their discipline.
In accordance with the ACCME Standards for Integrity and Independence, the Association of Diabetes Care & Education Specialists (ADCES) requires anyone in a position to affect or control continuing education content (e.g., authors, presenters, and program planners) to disclose all financial relationships with ineligible companies. It is the responsibility of ADCES to mitigate and disclose all relevant conflicts of interest. 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 the presentation.
Relevant disclosures (or lack thereof) among education activity planners and faculty are as follows:
Evan M. Sisson, PharmD, MSHA, BCACP, CDCES, FADCES: None
Lucia M. Novak, MSN, ANP-BC, BC-ADM- Abbott Diabetes Care, AstraZeneca, Novo Nordisk, Xeris (Speakers bureau) and Abbott Diabetes Care; Novo Nordisk; Sanofi; Xeris (Consultant)
Amy Hertz -MS, RD, LDN, CDCES: None
Jodi Lavin-Tompkins MSN, RN, CDCES, BC-ADM – Gilead Sciences, Regeneron Pharma- Stock
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*
*The Art & Science of Diabetes Care and Education, 5th edition, is mandatory reading for this course. This is NOT included with course registration. If you do
not have The Art & Science, 5th Edition, please purchase this textbook here. There will be an
additional shipping and handling fee for the print. Be sure to order the The Art & Science 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 - 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.
- 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)