CORE Concepts® Course

Over three days, immerse yourself into the world of diabetes education. Explore the fundamentals of diabetes self-management education through case studies, interactive discussions and hands-on activities with other healthcare professionals while earning up to 22 CE.

The goal of CORE Concepts® is to illustrate clinical management and diabetes self-management education tools that are most appropriate for assuring successful outcomes to the AADE7 Self Care Behaviors™.

It is recommended that participants have one to two years' experience in diabetes education. 

Participant Learning Objectives

  • Compare and contrast the natural history and pathophysiology of prediabetes, type 1 diabetes, type 2 diabetes and gestational diabetes
  • Discuss strategies to promote healthy eating for persons with diabetes and at risk of diabetes
  • Explore approaches to being active for persons with diabetes or at risk of diabetes
  • Discuss types, tools, frequency and targets of monitoring for persons with diabetes.
  • Explain techniques for promoting safe medication use in persons with diabetes
  • Identify tactics to promote healthy coping for persons with diabetes
  • Integrate approaches to reduce health risks in individuals with diabetes
  • Use an interactive learning environment to assimilate new knowledge and skills

New Features for Attendees 

  • Online CDE® exam test-taking strategies module
  • Access to online study materials and CDE® exam practice questions
  • Access to online version of slide sets



Early Registration Rate

Onsite Rate

AADE Member







2017 Dates and Locations

March 27-29, 2017 - Las Vegas, NV 

Registration now open.

April 27-29, 2017 - Tampa, FL 

Registration now open.

August 4-7, 2017 - Indianapolis, IN 

Registration now open. This course is co-located with the AADE Annual Conference.

September 14-16, 2017 - Mesa, AZ 

Registration now open.

November 2-4, 2017 - Chicago, IL 

Registration now open.

Important Course Information

  • Transferring from Live CORE Concepts ® to CORE Concepts ® Online

  • Cancellation Policy

*The use of AADE products does not guarantee successful passage of the CDE® exam. CDE®is a registered mark owned by NCBDE. NCBDE does not endorse any preparatory or review materials for the CDE®exam.

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