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.


Explore Helpful Views on Diabetes Care & Education

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


A.I.D. = New Opportunities

Apr 25, 2024, 11:09 AM

Automated insulin delivery (AID) systems can be a benefit for people with diabetes by helping with some of the work involved in day-to-day diabetes management. Gary Scheiner, MS, CDCES discusses some of the benefits of AID systems, as well as other areas of diabetes management to be aware of even while using these systems.

The Impact of Co-Existing Diabetes and Disordered Eating

Mar 21, 2024, 16:21 PM

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.

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

Mar 15, 2024, 11:40 AM

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.

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

Feb 28, 2024, 15:50 PM

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.

Beyond Glucose: Time to Focus on the Patient Journey

Feb 23, 2024, 11:14 AM

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.

From Ideas to Impact: Entrepreneurship Community Launches on ADCES Connect

Feb 15, 2024, 12:26 PM

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!

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

Feb 9, 2024, 10:09 AM

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.

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

Dec 19, 2023, 11:00 AM

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!

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

Dec 11, 2023, 11:14 AM

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.

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

Dec 5, 2023, 14:23 PM

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!