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Advancing DSMES Through the ADCES Foundation

Help promote optimal diabetes care and education by reinforcing our research and education initiatives.

ADCES Foundation

Supporting DCES Career Development Through the ADCES Foundation

Diabetes care and education specialists (DCESs) have been shown to be effective at improving outcomes and increasing well-being for people with diabetes, prediabetes and other cardiometabolic conditions. To continue providing members of the specialty with educational opportunities that keep their skills sharp and knowledge strong, the ADCES® Foundation supports scholarships for members to attend a variety of educational programs including the Annual Conference

The ADCES® Foundation also advances its research initiatives by supporting the career development of emerging leaders in diabetes care and education, the growth of the profession and the care of people with diabetes through a mentored fellowship. 

Foundation Mission

Secure and allocate resources to support research and education initiatives that will advance the association’s mission and goals.


Foundation Vision

Catalyze collaboration and investment from diverse stakeholders to promote optimal diabetes prevention, health and wellness.




Featured Programs – Scholarships & Post-Doctoral Fellowship

Foundation Scholarships

Our foundation scholarships advance the professional development of ADCES members and support equitable access opportunities for all diabetes care and education specialists. Find out if one of our diabetes scholarships will work for you and how to apply.

Learn About Our Scholarships

Integrated Diabetes Management Post-Doctoral Fellowship

The ADCES Foundation and the Certification Board for Diabetes Care and Education (CBDCE) jointly offer the post-doctoral fellowship program. By collaborating with health services researchers who wish to implement services that positively impact clinical, behavioral, safety, quality and economic outcomes in the field of diabetes care and education, we help enhance the experience for people with or at risk for diabetes and the professionals who care for them.

Learn About the Fellowship & Apply Today

Foundation Projects

Take a look at some of the previous projects that have received grants to support vulnerable and underserved populations.


Delivering Online Cooking and Nutrition Classes

Melanie Barbee, MS, RDN, CDCES, DipACLM, used her ADCES Foundation grant to transition her nutrition education to a virtual classroom. Discover what she learned along the way and her recommendations for making it work.

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Improving the Reach and Impact of Diabetes Services

Dr. Nancy Allen and Dr. Ana Sanchez-Birkhead applied their ADCES Foundation grant towards research on the role peer facilitators play in diabetes self-management services. Discover how facilitators were leveraged to improve health outcomes in people with diabetes.

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Targeting Underserved Populations in Southeastern Kentucky

The Kentucky Department of Health used ADCES Foundation funding to expand access to DSMES in an underserved area of southeastern Kentucky with telehealth. Tune in to learn some tips and tricks for initiating your own telehealth program.

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Support the ADCES Foundation on Education and Research

Help us support more programs like these with your donation to increase the reach and impact of DSMES.

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