Perspectives on Diabetes Care

This is the official blog of the Association of Diabetes Care & Education Specialists where we share recent research and professional opinions on diabetes care and education.


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If you're looking for professional opinions on diabetes care and education, you're in the right place. Perspectives on Diabetes Care is the official ADCES® diabetes care and education blog that shares helpful views on diabetes care and education. 

This is where you'll find practical tips on working with people affected by prediabetes, diabetes and related cardiometabolic conditions and the latest research and viewpoints on issues facing diabetes care and education specialists and the people they serve.



Current & Past ADCES Blog Articles


Having Healthcare Cost Conversations to Improve Patient Outcomes: A Practical Guide

Feb 7, 2022, 11:04 AM

As a healthcare provider, you may not be familiar with cost of care limitations that present significant barriers to diabetes care. By having a conversation with patients about their out-of-pocket healthcare costs, you can take a vital step toward providing equitable and actionable care that meets the individual’s needs. Learn more about navigating this discussion here.

Demonstrating the Value of DSMES: Findings from Research

Jan 31, 2022, 11:44 AM

Diabetes self-management education and support (DSMES) services offer effective solutions to diabetes challenges, however they remain an underutilized benefit for many people with diabetes. In order to improve access to DSMES, the value it offers must be communicated clearly. Christina Whitehouse shares the latest research on the value of DSMES and a practical tip on how to make your DSMES services sustainable.

5 Ways to Reduce Cardiovascular Risk Using Evidence-Based Dietary Guidance

Jan 27, 2022, 12:26 PM

Diabetes evolves slowly and has deleterious effects on the heart long before a person is ever diagnosed with a cardiovascular disease (CVD). Dana Thompson, MS, RD, CNSC, CDCES, shares new practical guidance from the American Heart Association and the American College of Cardiologists to prevent CVD, as well as some tips to help you put this into practice.

Top 6 Things to Know About the 2022 Revision of National Standards for DSMES

Jan 20, 2022, 09:00 AM

Every five years, ADCES teams up with the ADA and an array volunteer experts and stakeholders to update the National Standards for Diabetes Self-Management Education and Support (DSMES), which provides guidance for all accredited and recognized DSMES services. The latest version of the standards have just been published and they come with some major changes that will help increase access to these critical services.

Incorporating Peer Support in Diabetes Self-Management Education and Support

Nov 22, 2021, 09:00 AM

Mayra Cantazaro, MSN, NP, DNP, CDCES, BC-ADM discusses a recent meta-analysis study analyzing the effect of peer support combined with DSMES on glycemic outcomes in people with type 2 diabetes.

New Consensus Report from ADA and EASD on the Management of T1D in Adults, Summarized

Nov 15, 2021, 13:57 PM

Hope Warshaw, MMSc, RD, CDCES, BC-ADM broadly summarizes the new consensus report from ADA and EASD, The Management of Type 1 Diabetes in Adults, and discusses topics from the paper that are most relevant for diabetes care and education specialists.

Navigating Medicare Open Enrollment and $35 Insulin Options

Nov 4, 2021, 16:41 PM

Diabetes care and education specialists (DCESs) can serve as a resource in assisting their patients in navigating the open enrollment period for Medicare. For 2022, there are important updates that impact Medicare beneficiaries with diabetes. Beneficiaries may not be aware of these changes, and DCESs can assist in directing their patients to the right information.

Status Update: Connected Insulin Delivery Devices

Oct 25, 2021, 09:00 AM

Hope Warshaw, MMSc, RD, CDCES, BC-ADM defines “connected insulin delivery devices” and provides details on currently available devices and those we can expect in the near future. The article also articulates the potential benefits of connected devices and why you may opt to use one during a particular life stage or two or continuously for many years.

ADCES Receives Continued CMS Approval as an Accrediting Organization for Diabetes Self-Management Training Programs

Oct 21, 2021, 13:49 PM

ADCES is honored to be renewed for another six-year period as an accrediting organization for diabetes self-management programs. Learn more about the significance of this update here.

Join Us for a Session That Explores the Explosion and Integration of Diabetes Connected Technology

Oct 19, 2021, 16:35 PM

This Diabetes Technology Conference session offers a deep dive into the latest CGMs: key features and knowing how to identify the right technology for the right person at the right time.