Diabetes Educator Level 2

About the Program

  • A detailed description of the Associate Diabetes Educator Level 2 is in the document, Diabetes Educator Practice Levels (See Related Resources).
  • The content for this program is based upon the skills and knowledge defined for the Diabetes Educator Level 2, the Competencies for Diabetes Educators: A Companion Document to the Diabetes Educator Practice Levels. (See Related Resources).
  • Information about the programs is detailed in the FAQs (See Related Resources.)

Before registering for this program review all three documents for more information about the programs and to determine which program track and level is appropriate for you.

If You Register for This Program:

All the activities will be loaded to your online learning portal and will be accessible following the receipt of an automated email confirming your registration. 

To access your learning portal, hover over the Login icon on the website navigation bar and select My Learning. You will be prompted to login with the email and password used to register for this program.


Diabetes Educator Level 2

(Total CE hours = 60)

Applicants have one (1) year from the date of program registration to complete all the coursework, exam and submit the required professional license and practice hour information. The continuing education (CEs) credits indicated in the table below are available to nurses, dietitians, and pharmacists who successfully complete the activities.

Price: $895.00 Members and $995 Nonmembers

Diabetes Educator Level 2 Coursework

Online Courses

  • Core Concepts Course Online*
  • Facilitating Behavior Change
  • DSME Reimbursement: Essentials
  • DSME Program Management
  • CQI for DSMES Programs
  • Insulin Pump Therapy
*Note on Core Online Course:

All Level 2 applicants will be assigned to the next available online session of the Core Concepts Course. Please note, this is an instructor - facilitated online course that begins on a specific date and runs for 9 consecutive weeks. Click here for more details about the online Core Concepts Course (CCC), but DO NOT register for the CCC Online separately. When you register for the Level 2 program, the next upcoming session date will be included in your bundle. The Art & Science of Diabetes Self-Management Education Desk Reference. 4th Edition, is the required book for the program and IS NOT included in the bundle. Click here if you need to purchase the Desk Reference, 4th Edition.

When checking out in the shopping cart: You will see a registration page for the assigned Core Concepts Online. You must select:

  • Registrant Type
  • Preregistered

For those Level 2 registrants who successfully completed the live CCC any time between January 1, 2014 and December 31, 2017, please email a copy of your Statement of Credit from the live course to education@aadenet.org to receive credit for the course in the Level 2 program. You will not need to repeat the CCC Online course. This applies only to individuals having successfully completed the live version of the course in the time-frame indicated above.  The registration fee for the live CCC will not be refunded & the certificate program price will not be prorated for the live CCC registration. 

Recorded Webinars

(Webcasts are either 60 minutes and 1 CE or 90 minutes and 1.5 CEs)

  • Managing Resistance to Improve Diabetes Self-Management
  • Group Teaching Strategies for DSME
  • ADA 2016 Clinical Guidelines Update
  • Patient-Centered Care: The Diabetes Education & Support Algorithm
  • Inpatient Glycemic Management: Strategies that Can Succeed
  • Optimizing CGM: Best Practices for the Diabetes Educator
  • Patient Advocacy Across the Ages
  • Jazz It Up: Building the CDE-CHW Connection into Your Practice
  • Education Program Makeover

Core Readings

  • Prediabetes and Metabolic Syndrome**

**Note: This activity is a small book that will be mailed to you via U.S. Postal Service. The assessment for this activity will be in your online learning portal.

Practice Document Readings

  • Diabetes Educator & Diabetes Paraprofessional Practice Levels
  • Competencies for Diabetes Educators and Diabetes Paraprofessionals
  • National Standards for Diabetes Education and Support
  • AADE7 Self-Care Behaviors™ Framework
  • Standards for Outcomes Measurement of DSME
  • Cultural Considerations in Diabetes Management
  • Communicating Effectively with Patients: The Importance of Addressing Numeracy & Literacy
  • Diabetes & Disabilities
  • Management of Children with Diabetes in the School Setting
  • Special Considerations in the Management and Education of Older Persons with Diabetes
  • Recommendations for Community-Based Screening for Prediabetes & Diabetes
  • ADA 2016 Guidelines Update
  • DSMES in Type 2 Diabetes: A Joint Statement of the ADA, AADE, and the AND
  • Patient-Centered Care: The Diabetes Education & Support Algorithm
  • Gestational Diabetes
  • Vaccination Practices for People with Diabetes
  • Blood Glucose Meter Accuracy
  • Self-Monitoring of Blood Glucose Using Glucose Meters
  • Teaching Injection Technique to People with Diabetes
  • Inpatient Glycemic Management: Strategies that Can Succeed
  • Optimizing CGM: Best Practices for the Diabetes Educator
  • Continuous Glucose Monitoring Summit
  • Continuous Subcutaneous Insulin Infusion
  • Obesity and Diabetes
  • Insulin Pump Therapy course
  • ICD-10 Codes
  • Integrating DSME in the Chronic Care Model
  • Community Health Workers in Diabetes Management and Prevention
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