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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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



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

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. 

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

Obesity: The Treatment Landscape

Address epidemiology and basic pathophysiology of obesity, particularly that of why it's hard to lose weight and maintain weight loss. Lifestyle interventions and medication management strategies will be addressed, and medications on the horizon will be introduced to the audience. 

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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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 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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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

Comprehensive Care: Highlighting the Psychosocial Considerations of T1D Screening

On this episode of The Huddle, Laura Smith PhD, CDCES, and Holly O'Donnell, PhD, discuss psychosocial considerations related to T1D screening — including the reasons why a person may or may not want to be screened and how to talk to children and their families about risk screening.

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The Huddle

Get Ready for ADCES24! Everything to Look Forward to at This Year's Meeting With Lisa Hodgson

Registration for ADCES24 is now open! Conference chair Lisa Hodgson, RD, CDN, CDCES, FADCES joins The Huddle to share all of the exciting sessions and events to look forward to this year in New Orleans. 

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The Huddle

Connecting Communities: Increasing Access to T1D Screening

Screening for Type 1 diabetes is crucial for earlier detection and management of the disease, but many people don't know that they should be screened or how to access that screening. University Hospital staff members Franklin Hickey, PhD, RN, NEA, BC, Colette Barrow Adams, PhD, MPA, MDiv, and Courtney Harris joined The Huddle to talk about a partnership with JDRF that has allowed more than 1,000 people to be screened for early T1D in the underserved Newark, New Jersey area.

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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

The Impact of Co-Existing Diabetes and Disordered Eating

ADCES member and spokesperson Janice Baker, MBA, RDN, CDCES, CNSC, BCADM discusses the impact that eating disorders and disordered eating can have on individuals with diabetes and how DCES can support individuals who may have this dual diagnosis.

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Blog Post

“Food as Medicine”: How Access to Nutritious Food Can Positively Impact the Health of People With Diabetes.

With the prevalence of chronic diseases that are either prevented or treated with dietary interventions, “food-as-medicine” programs are a hot topic. A randomized clinical trial was performed to address how effective one food-as-medicine program was in lowering hemoglobin A1C levels between treatment and control groups in a large group of individuals with Type 2 diabetes and self-reported food insecurity.

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Blog Post

Advancing Equity in Diabetes Care: ADCES's DEI Council Leads the Way

Started in 2020, ADCES's Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Council has been meeting regularly to define its mission and set forth a plan for the coming years. The DEI Council's first chairperson, Lorena Drago, share some of that work.

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Blog Post

Beyond Glucose: Time to Focus on the Patient Journey

ADCES participated in the development of an Endocrine Society-led position statement that encourages health care professionals to look beyond just clinical numbers and equally look at the patient experience in meeting treatment goals.

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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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