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Advancing the Field of Diabetes Care and Education

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

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. 

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


Annual Conference

Join peers from around the country each year in August to discover the premiere diabetes care and education event of the year, network and gain practice pearls. Save the date for ADCES24! August 9-12, 2024 in New Orleans, LA.

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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. 

Register to Attend in April

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.


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

2024 ADA Standards of Care in Diabetes

Discuss the components of diabetes care, general treatment goals and guidelines, and tools to evaluate quality of care. This 90-minute webinar, delivered by two members of the ADA Professional Practice Committee tasked with updating the Standards, will review the most recent updates to the standards of care.

1.5 CE/CME
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Recorded Webinar

Introducing AspyreRx™: The First-ever FDA-authorized Prescription Digital Therapeutic for Adults with Type 2 Diabetes

Learn how AspyreRx™ can help your patients make and maintain positive behavior changes to improve their type 2 diabetes (T2D). AspyreRx delivers a novel form of cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), tailored specifically for managing and treating T2D. And it's conveniently accessible on a smartphone. Gain valuable insights into the mechanism of action and the clinical data. Free to ADCES members and nonmembers.

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Online Conference

ADCES23 On-Demand

Join us online for the 2023 Annual Conference on-demand package! Virtually attend many of the same sessions from the in-person conference from the comfort of your home. View 36 on-demand education sessions across six tracks, at your convenience through Monday, November 6!

Up To 27.75 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. 

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Recorded Webinar

Real-Time Continuous Glucose Monitoring: Setting the Stage for a New Standard of Care in the Hospital

Discuss the evolution of real-time continuous glucose monitoring (RT-CGM) in the hospital, highlight best practices for implementation in non-critical and critical care units, describe the components of a glucose telemetry system, and explain the utility of a hybrid CGM and point-of-care protocol. 

1.5 CE/CME
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Recorded Webinar

Annual Reimbursement Update for 2024

Discuss how to maintain appropriate reimbursement for DSMT or DPP programs and understand reimbursement changes for 2024 to maintain diabetes self-management education and diabetes prevention programs.

1.5 CE/CME
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Recorded Webinar

Behavioral Health Strategies in Diabetes Management

Address and overcome psychosocial barriers in clinical practice and be able to identify when a referral to a behavioral health specialist is appropriate. Plus, gain the tools and resources needed to manage these concerns in-practice more effectively.

1.5 CE/CME
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Online Course

Gestational Diabetes

Understand the guidelines for diagnosis and treatment of gestational diabetes, including physical activity, medications, monitoring, risk reduction, and delivery. 

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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.

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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.

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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.

The Huddle

Understanding the Food Factors That Can Impact Glucose Levels With Amy Hess-Fischl

Amy Hess-Fischl MS, RD, LDN, BC-ADM, CDE joined The Huddle to talk about various food factors that can impact glucose levels, how to help people with diabetes address and understand the factors that impact them the most, and how people with diabetes may adjust their insulin doses based on these factors.

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The Huddle

Tackling Health Inequities: Small Steps Can Move the Needle With Dr. Ebekozien

Addressing the inequities that exist in diabetes care relies on each and every one of us in the diabetes space. On this episode of The Huddle, we spoke with Dr. Osagie Ebekozien, chief medical officer at the T1D Exchange and award-winning researcher. Dr. Ebekozien talked about T1D Exchange’s Health Equity Advancement Lab (HEAL) and its work in advancing health equity for underserved populations. He also outlines actionable steps, no matter how big or small, that DCESs across the country can take to advance this work in their practices.

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The Huddle

Kicking off ADCES's 2024-2028 Strategic Plan With Lucille Hughes

Recorded live at ADCES23, ADCES Immediate Past President Lucille Hughes, DNP, MSN/Ed, CDCES, BC-ADM, FADCES joined The Huddle to introduce ADCES's new strategic plan and to explain the importance of community involvement and knowing your worth when it comes to diabetes care and education.

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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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Member Testimonials

My favorite part of being an ADCES member is being part of a larger community that advocates for the needs of all people with diabetes and constantly strives to enhance lives through optimal care.

Amy Carter, MA, RDN, LD, CDCES

I love the ADCES community and having so many opportunities to learn from the experiences and best practices of others who are wholeheartedly dedicated to improving the lives of those of us with diabetes.

Brooke Cassoff, NBC-HWC

Membership means access to cutting-edge resources and connections with peers who are passionate about what they do. I love that the organization brings together many different practitioners—nurses, pharmacists, physicians, dietitians and more.

Vandana Sheth, RDN, CDCES, FAND

ADCES membership is about the interactions I have with people who are as passionate as I am about making a dent in the universe of diabetes management. Collectively we can make an impact on how people with diabetes can have a better quality of life.

Jerry Meece




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

From Ideas to Impact: Entrepreneurship Community Launches on ADCES Connect

A new ADCES Community of Interest (COI) focused on entrepreneurship has formed. Whether you're a seasoned entrepreneur or you're wondering how you might go out on your own, this is the space for you!

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Blog Post

Get on the Fast Track to Becoming a Medicare Diabetes Prevention Program (MDPP) Supplier

New rules starting in 2024 will make it easier for ADCES’s DEAP programs and ADA’s ERP programs to become a Medicare Diabetes Prevention Program (MDPP) supplier. Instead of having to collect data for 12-18 months, DSMES programs can now achieve that status quickly based on their experience.

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Blog Post

Strategic Plan Goal #1: Improve Access to Diabetes Care and Education: A Strategic Focus for 2024 and Beyond

ADCES 2024 President Jane K. Dickinson shares her perspective on the new strategic plan's goal to increase access to diabetes care and education. So much has already been done in this area, with plenty of resources for the DCES, but there's more to come!

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Advance the Expertise of the DCES: A Core Goal of the 2024-28 ADCES Strategic Plan

ADCES President Lucille Hughes shares her thoughts on one of the new strategic plan's three main goals: Advance the Expertise of the DCES and ways ADCES members can utilize many of the tools that are already available.

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JDRF Care Kits Provide Essential Support for Those Newly Diagnosed With Type 1 Diabetes

Learn more about JDRF's Care Kits for people newly diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes. Available for kids, teens and adults, they can help them through what is often a very challenging time. Free resource kits are available to DCESs!

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Enhancing dietary experience for those with gestational diabetes: 2023/2024 ADCES/CBDCE mentored fellowship

Current 2023/2024 ADCES/CBDCE Mentored Postdoctoral Fellow in Integrated Diabetes Management, Synneva Hagen-Lillevik, shares the focus of her work this year on providing an experience for people with gestational diabetes that results in better nutritional outcomes.

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