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Reinforce your diabetes care and education skills with a wide variety of ADCES courses and other continuing education (CE) options.

Diabetes CE

Earn Diabetes Continuing Education Credit

Earn diabetes continuing education credit (CE/CME), expand your knowledge and improve your practice with webinars, online ADCES® courses, in-person events, certificate programs and books. Look to us as your complete resource to keep up to date on the latest in diabetes care, education and technology. Not sure where to begin?  

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Education Highlights


Two Weeks ONLY: Reduced Price on ADCES Quick Guide, 13th Edition

Need a copy of the ADCES Quick Guide to Medications, but don’t want to pay full price? For 2 weeks only, July 1 through July 15, 2024, ADCES is rolling back the price of our Quick Guide to Medication, 13th edition—both e-book and print formats—to $18.95 for members and $22.95 for nonmembers. Don't miss out on this rare deal!

Order the Quick Guide 13th Edition

NEW! 4th Edition: Diabetes Care and Education Curriculum

Preorder the newest edition of the ADCES Diabetes Care and Education Curriculum! This comprehensive resource is built on the ADCES7 Self-Care Behaviors® Framework and provides an evidence-based model and guidance for implementing your diabetes self-management education and support (DSMES) program. Highlights of the new edition include updated content to improve the teaching and learning experience, improved clarity and readability, and content aligned to the ADA Standards of Care in Diabetes—2024.

Preordering is now open through July 26, 2024. An e-book version of the Curriculum will be available on August 5, 2024.

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Why choose an ADCES e-book?

ADCES has e-book versions of each of our publications, and they’re a great, versatile alternative to print books! E-books are convenient to access, and you can download your copy on up to four personal devices. You can change the reading mode from day to night, take notes and highlight by color, bookmark multiple pages, create flashcards, have it read aloud, and even change the font size!

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Online Course

Updated! ADCES7 Self-Care Behaviors®

The ADCES7 Self-Care Behaviors® Online Course is updated! This new edition aligns with the 2024 ADA Standards of Care in Diabetes and features a new, more interactive format with enduring materials. Complete this course to understand each of the seven ADCES7 Self-Care Behaviors, and better understand the approach to a self-empowered model of care for the person with diabetes.

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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.

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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.

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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

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.

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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. 

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ADCES Webinars & Events

Join 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® (online) and more.

In-Person Events

Attend In-Person ADCES Events

Dive deep with in-person ADCES events. Whether you’re looking for a crash course in building your own diabetes education program, searching for networking opportunities or preparing to earn or renew credentials, we offer in-person events that can help you achieve your goals.


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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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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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.


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.

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Team Training

Offer a Diabetes Training Program

ADCES delivers comprehensive diabetes education and prevention learning opportunities for groups through our Diabetes Team Training program. Plan and host an event at your facility with personalized consultations, customized programming, various learning modalities and administrative reporting to track completion progress. 

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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.

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Certificate Programs

Earn Certificates to Enhance Competencies

Advance your skillset on a particular topic with ADCES certificate programs. Choose from a variety of certificates and assessment-based learning programs to suit individuals or entire practice teams.

Diabetes Care and Education Specialist

6.5 CE/CME
$130 member | $230 nonmember

Designed for healthcare providers who have achieved an advanced body of core knowledge and skills related to diabetes education and/or management above that which is required by the profession of origin.

Become fully trained on the ADCES competencies of care and gain an increased knowledge of the best practices to develop care plans for the person with diabetes.

Clinicians, Non-Diabetes Care and Education Specialist

12.75 CE/CME

$505 member | $605 nonmember 

Designed for clinicians new to diabetes care and education, this certificate program encourages familiarity with the ADCES competencies and treating people with diabetes.

Hear from a mix of nurses, pharmacists, and dieticians to get perspectives across the care team, and understand the clinical aspects of diabetes, as well as aspects of self-care, such as healthy eating, healthy coping and problem solving. 

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Diabetes Community Care Coordinator


$185 member | $230 nonmember 

Designed for non-clinicians, this certificate program dives into the diagnosis and disease state of prediabetes and diabetes, complications, comorbidities and basic clinical guidelines for care. 

Then learn skills to apply each module of the ADCES7 Self-care BehaviorsTM Framework into practice, including healthy coping, monitoring, reducing risks, problem solving and more. Plus, understand how person-centered care enhances your practice and outcomes for people with diabetes. 

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Putting Continuous Glucose Monitoring into Practice: Certificate Program (2nd Edition)


Free to members | $39.99 nonmember

Overcome barriers to implement CGM in your practice, understand CGM coding and reimbursement, and learn how to best match a person with diabetes to a device. 

DSMES Program and Business Management


$329 Member | $429 Nonmember

Advance your DSMES service to operate as a business by gaining a deeper understanding of the business, marketing, reimbursement and quality improvement techniques needed to implement and sustain a DSMES program. 

Person-Centered Care for Individuals who have Higher Weight

6.75 CE/CME  

$109 Member | $159 Nonmember

Educate the entire diabetes care team on best practices to provide non-stigmatizing care for higher weight individuals.

Free Continuing Education

Free CE/CME for ADCES Members

ADCES members get free access to different continuing education courses to enhance their learning. Earn more than 30  CE/CME with these free certificate programs, online courses, and recorded webinars.