Advancing the Field of Diabetes Care and Education

Find professional development, resources and support for diabetes care and education specialists and others on the care team who specialize in the prevention and management of diabetes and related conditions.

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Quality Care

Improving Diabetes Care With Diabetes Care and Education Specialists

ADCES® is an interdisciplinary professional membership organization dedicated to advancing the quality of diabetes care and education. Diabetes care and education specialists offer comprehensive education, personalized care and promote self-management skills for people with diabetes, prediabetes and related cardiometabolic conditions. We aim to enhance understanding, prevention and management of diabetes, ultimately improving the lives of those at risk and affected by the disease. 

ADCES24 Registration & Housing Is Now Open!

Join over 3,000 of your colleagues at ADCES24, the nation’s premier annual conference covering all things diabetes care, education and technology. We're going to New Orleans, LA August 9-12, 2024.

Can't make it in-person? No sweat. Register for On-Demand and get access to a variety of key sessions from the live program. Available August 26-October 28.

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ADCES Membership

The Home for Health Care Professionals Working in Diabetes

If you work in the health care field and provide care for individuals impacted by diabetes, prediabetes and related cardiometabolic conditions, being a member of ADCES equips you with the necessary tools and materials to offer exceptional care. Our extensive range of resources empowers both established and aspiring health care professionals such as dietitians, nurses, nurse practitioners, pharmacists and others to make a positive impact and attain superior clinical results. 

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ADCES Webinars & Events

Live Webinars & Virtual Events

Keep up with the latest topics in diabetes education and management by participating in a virtual ADCES® course or live webinar. Topics include recent guideline updates for treatment and medications, technology, population health, DSMES, cardiometabolic health, lifestyle coach training, CORE Concepts® and more.

In-Person Events

In-Person

Annual Conference

ADCES24 registration and housing is now open! Join us August 9-12, 2024 in New Orleans, LA.

Join peers from around the country to discover the premiere diabetes care and education event of the year, network and gain practice pearls. 

Can't make it in-person? Register for On-Demand to access a variety of key sessions from the live program. Available August 26-October 28!

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In-Person

CORE Concepts Course

Explore the essential components of diabetes care and education along with tools and strategies for assuring successful outcomes of the ADCES7 Self-Care Behaviors®. Many participants use this course as part of their preparation for the Certified Diabetes Care and Education Specialist (CDCES) exam. As an added bonus, all CORE Concepts attendees receive access to an online CDCES exam test-taking strategies module and CDCES exam practice questions. Registration for the August 2024 course takes place through the ADCES24 registration site. Select CORE Concepts at checkout and follow the prompts.

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In-Person

ADCES National Diabetes Prevention Program Lifestyle Coach Training

Acquire the necessary skills to deliver a successful National Diabetes Prevention Program (DPP) at your site. ADCES is approved by the CDC to provide introductory, advanced and master training for lifestyle coaches to deliver CDC-recognized lifestyle change programs. Additional information on staffing your CDC-recognized diabetes prevention organization can be found on the CDC website. ADCES members can apply for scholarships to attend our in-person lifestyle coach trainings.

REGISTER TO ATTEND IN JUNE

Online Diabetes Education

Diabetes Continuing Education ‒ Online Courses & Recorded Webinars

Expand your learning with a diabetes online education course or recorded webinar on the latest topics in diabetes care and education. Topics include gestational diabetes, cardiometabolic health, cultural competency, technology, recent guidelines and treatment updates, diabetes CORE Concepts® and more.

Recorded Webinar

Beyond "Diabulimia": The Intersection of Diabetes and Eating Disorders

Grasp the prevalence, identification, and treatment of co-occurring diabetes and eating disorders. Through four case studies with CGM data, you will learn ways these illnesses intersect and how you can collaborate with a team to support people with diabetes to improve self-management behaviors and psychosocial and metabolic health outcomes.

1.5 CE/CME
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Recorded Webinar

Meeting the Needs of Culturally Diversified Individuals and Growing Your Cultural Competences in Diabetes Care and Prevention

Understand the impact health beliefs have on behavior across different cultural backgrounds. Learn how to enhance your communication skills and overcome challenges to providing diabetes care and prevention education to diverse groups of people.

1.5 CE/CME
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Recorded Webinar

Mastering CGM: PANTHER Program's Guide to Data Interpretation and Clinical Assessment

Review the basics of continuous glucose monitoring, discuss the different CGM models that are currently available in the US, and review use of the PANTHER Program’s new Point-of-Care CGM Clinic Tools to provide optimal diabetes care to device users. FREE to ADCES members and nonmembers.

1 CE/CME
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Recorded Webinar

Diabetes Nutrition Demystified: Updates for Non-Dietitian Providers

Discuss the most current diabetes nutrition education topics to non-dietitian providers including nutrition assessment questions, carbohydrate and other macronutrient distribution, how to decipher nutrition labels, food and medication safety, and effective behavioral modification tools.

1 CE/CME
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Online Course

Clinical Aspects of Diabetes Education

Build a foundation of clinical knowledge of diabetes and its complications and identify opportunities for diabetes education interventions. 

6 CE/CME
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Recorded Webinar

Guidelines for Non-Insulin Medication Management of Type 2 Diabetes – 2024

Discuss recent changes in national treatment guidelines for care of people with type 2 diabetes and review the new treatment algorithm recommended in the American Diabetes Association's 2024 Standards of Care.

1.5 CE/CME
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Online Course

ADCES7 Self-Care Behaviors

Master the evidence-based framework of the seven key behaviors essential to providing successful diabetes self-management education and support.

7 CE/CME
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Recorded Webinar

The Role of the Diabetes Care and Education Specialist in Pediatric Diabetes

Address the various etiologies of diabetes, the educational and treatment strategies and the changing needs of children and adolescents as they grow and thrive with diabetes.

1.5 CE/CME
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Recorded Webinar

Introduction to Insulin Pumps and the NEW PANTHER Program Insulin Pump Settings Tool

Review the basics of insulin pump therapy and basal and bolus pump settings, discuss the different pump models that are currently available in the US, and review use of the PANTHER Program’s new Insulin Pump Settings Tool to determine insulin pump settings. 

1 CE/CME
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Diabetes Technology From danatech

Danatech®, powered by ADCES, supports the learning and assessment needs of healthcare professionals with up-to-date diabetes technology product information, device training, professional education and more.

Device Training

Find live and recorded webinars on specific CGMs, AIDs and other new diabetes technology devices. Live webinars include Q&A time help answer your specific questions.

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Updated CGM Certificate Program

This assessment-based certificate program provides a current CGM landscape review, the pros and cons of available devices, matching people with diabetes to the best device for them, overcoming barriers to implement CGM in practice, and reviewing and interpreting data to improve glycemic management.

12 CE/CME
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Point-of-Care Practice Tools

Point-of-Care CGM and AID Clinic Tools are fillable Adobe Acrobat forms that can be used by clinicians in the moment of a clinic encounter to provide optimal diabetes care to device users. These tools were made available as part of a partnership between danatech and the Panther Program.

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Basal Insulin Titration

The ability to titrate basal insulin arms health care professionals with a valuable tool to enhance the precision and efficacy of diabetes care, promoting better long-term health outcomes.

Enhance Your Knowledge

Books & Publications

Augment Learning With Publications

ADCES books and publications support your practice with relevant, research-backed content from experts in diabetes care and education who have hands-on experience. Find the newly updated The Art and Science of Diabetes Care and Education, 6th Edition, as well as the updated Quick Guide to Medications, 13th Edition, and Review Guide for the Certified Diabetes Care & Education Specialists Exam, 6th Edition.

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ADCES Podcast

Recent ADCES Podcast Episodes

Tune into the official podcast brought to you by the Association of Diabetes Care & Education Specialists. Listen in as we discuss the latest news in diabetes care, education, advocacy and technology.

Podcast
The Huddle

Partners in Health: Walking Together Towards Better Diabetes Outcomes

Kristine Batty, APN, BC-ADM, and CDCES talks about her experience both living with Type 1 diabetes and working with people with diabetes as a CDCES, and how understanding both sides of the desk can help optimize health outcomes. 

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Podcast
The Huddle

A New Therapy Option for Managing Painful Diabetic Peripheral Neuropathy (DPN)

Painful diabetic peripheral neuropathy (DPN) can significantly impact a person with diabetes. Nalani Hunsaker PA-C, MCMSc, BC-ADM, a paid consultant for Medtronic, discusses Medtronic’s spinal cord stimulation therapy option and its success in relieving pain from DPN.

This episode is sponsored by Medtronic.

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Podcast
The Huddle

Diving into AI and Diabetes Care With Miguel Johns

On this episode of The Huddle, Miguel Johns, Co-Founder & CEO of mmnt and creator of Milton, discusses how the use of artificial intelligence (AI) can benefit health care professionals across the diabetes space and how this technology is growing and changing.

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ADCES Blog

Perspectives on Diabetes Care Blog

Perspectives on Diabetes Care is the official blog of the Association of Diabetes Care & Education Specialists. It features practical tips, the latest research and viewpoints from leading diabetes care and education specialists on issues facing the diabetes care team and those they serve.

Blog Post

Communities of Interest: The "Hidden Gems"

One of the best benefits of being an ADCES member is our Communities of Interest or COIs. It's where members who share professional interests, practice settings and specialties can share, collaborate and advise one another. Read on while Member Affiliates Liaison Leigh Bak talks about our newest COI for entrepreneurs or those interested in possibly becoming one.

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Blog Post

ADCES24 Research Roundtables Series: When to Implement the Diabetes Prevention Program

In the latest in our ADCES24 research roundtable series, Lillian Madrigal, PhD, shares her findings on organizational implementation of the Diabetes Prevention Program.

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Blog Post

ADCES24 Research Roundtables Series: Prioritizing Mental Wellness as a Researcher

Antonio Miranda, PhD, discusses ways to address mental well-being in the research community in this installment of the research roundtable series.

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ADCES24 Research Roundtables Series: Helpful Tips for Writing Successful Grant Proposals

In the latest in our ADCES24 research roundtable series, Alexandra Kazaks, PhD, shares tips on how to successfully write grant proposals and increase your grant writing skills.

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Blog Post

ADCES24 Research Roundtables Series: How Social Determinants of Health Impact Diabetes Care and Education

In the latest blog in the ADCES24 research roundtables series, Eva Vivan, PhD shares her study on how addressing certain social determinants of health can positively advance the impact of diabetes care and education.

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ADCES24 Research Roundtables Series: Necessary Considerations for Diabetes Care Expenses

In the first in a series of blogs on topics that will be covered during ADCES24's series of research roundtables, Boon Peng Ng, PhD, shares his findings on the costs associated with diabetes care and necessary considerations to address.

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