CDE Exam – Last Minute Prep and Q&A

This program is series of 3 live webinars appropriate for pharmacists who are preparing to write the CDE exam. It provides more exposure to the topic and an opportunity to join a final Q&A with a diabetes expert.


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This course consists of 3-day live webinar (see course outline below). It is designed for participants who are ready to write the CDE exam and just have last minutes questions for diabetes experts, who are CDE themselves, about the exam. Fabio De Rango and Susie Jin are our diabetes experts and have years of practical experience and knowledge to share.

Live Webinar Dates:
• May 1, 2021 from 9 am to 1 pm
• May 8, 2021 from 9 am to 1 pm
• May 15, 2021 from 11 am to noon*

* This 1-hour webinar featuring Susie Jin (CDE) will lead discussion on what to expect writing the exam and any last minute questions you might have.

Please note that this webinar is a part of Comprehensive Diabetes Education program.

Learning objectives:

Moving on… intensifying treatment

  • Describe the pathophysiology of diabetes
  • Discuss the factors involved in individualizing pharmacotherapy
  • Recommend Self-Monitoring of Blood Glucose (SMBG) appropriately as a tool to support self-management
  • Identify prescription medications and over-the-counter products that may affect blood glucose
  • Know how to start Insulin
  • Recommend dose titrations for insulin (pattern management)
  • Support patient safety re: hypoglycemia, driving considerations, sick day management, and exercise and managing blood glucose

Diabetes in the family

  • Identify the unique aspects of diagnosing and managing
  • Diabetes in pregnancy, childhood, adult and elderly
  • Discuss how diabetes can affect sexual health and sexual function
  • Discuss diabetes and travel

Last minute Q&A with an Expert

  • Gain confidence writing the CDE exam
  • Have answers to questions that are unclear
  • Learn tips and tricks for last minute studying

Course outline:

  • Diabetes in the family & Teaching tool
    May 1 from 9 am to 1 pm – Speaker: Fabio De Rango, RPh (CDE)
  • Moving on…intensifying treatment
    May 8 from 9 am to 1 pm – Speaker: Susie Jin, RPh (CDE, CPT, BCGP)
  • Last minute Q&A with an Expert (1-hour)
    May 15 from 11 am to noon – Speaker: Susie Jin, RPh (CDE, CPT, BCGP)

Course at a glance:

  • 7 Hours to complete
  • Available until May 29, 2021
  • Live webinar
  • Completion requirement: Attendance at the event

Who should take this course:

This program supports pharmacists and other healthcare professionals interested in writing the Certified Diabetes Educator (CDE) examination, a nationally recognized certification administered by the Canadian Diabetes Educator Certification Board (CDECB). The course also benefits those pharmacists who do not wish to take the CDE exam, but who want to enhance their skills and knowledge in diabetes within their practice setting.

Development Team:

  • Susie Jin, RPh (CDE, CPT, BCGP)
  • Fabio De Rango, RPh (CDE)