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Level 1 | Getting to the Nitty Gritty | 1.5 CEs

Level 1 | Getting to the Nitty Gritty | 1.5 CEs

$ 29.00

Title: Getting to the Nitty Gritty | 1.5 CEs

This course is included in: Level 1 - Diabetes Fundamentals. Purchase this course individually for $29 or enroll in the entire bundle and save 40% (discount already applied).

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 online course includes a: video presentation, podcast, practice test, and additional resources.

This course provides an overview of the impact of diabetes on our communities. We compare & contrast prediabetes, type 1, & type 2 diabetes LADA & incorporate effective teaching strategies. Diagnostic criteria & risk factor screening are reviewed along with case studies to highlight key points.


  1. Discuss factors contributing to increased prevalence.
  2. Describe pathophysiological defects associated with the development of diabetes mellitus.
  3. Differentiate the different types: Prediabetes, Type 1, Type 2 & GDM.
  4. Discuss new language guidelines.
  5. Describe the impact of insulin resistance.

Learning Outcome:

Attendees will have increased knowledge and be able to articulate the different types of diabetes, risk factors, and diagnostic criteria that can be applied to their practice.

Target Audience:

This course is a knowledge-based activity designed for individuals or groups of diabetes professionals, including RNs, RDs/RDNs, Pharmacists, Nurse Practitioners, Clinical Nurse Specialists, Physician Assistants, and other healthcare providers interested in staying up to date on current practices of care for people with prediabetes, diabetes, and other related conditions. The practice areas for RDs/RDNs for CDR reporting are healthcare, preventative care, wellness, and, lifestyle along with, education and research. 

CDR Performance Indicators:

  • 9.6.7
  • 9.6.8

Instructor: Beverly Thomassian RN, MPH, CDCES, has been Board Certified in Advanced Diabetes Management for over 15 years. She is an Associate Clinical Professor at UCSF, a working educator, and a nationally recognized diabetes expert.

Fee: $29.00 

Earn 1.5 CEs 

Course Level: 1 (included in Level 1 | Diabetes Fundamentals)

AccreditationDiabetes Education Services is an approved provider by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider 12640, and our Level 1 | Getting to the Nitty Gritty awards 1.5 CPEUs in accordance with the Commission on Dietetic Registration’s CPEU Prior Approval Program.

The use of DES products does not guarantee the successful passage of the certification exam. CBDCE and ADCES do not endorse any preparatory or review materials for the CDCES or BC-ADM exams, except for those published by CBDCE & ADCES.

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