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


5 Ways to Grow Cultural Competence: Working with the Eating Habits and Customs of Different Cultures

Sep 15, 2022, 10:20 AM

Connecting with local people is the best way to learn about a new culture, so the client is your best guide to learn about their culture and how to support their diabetes management in a culturally competent manner. Guest blogger Sandra Arevalo shares five recommendations for healthcare providers who are looking to increase cultural competency in easy, fun and interactive ways.

CBDCE Announces Extension of Temporary Changes for Initial CDCES Certification

Aug 1, 2022, 11:19 AM

Sheryl Traficano outlines the efforts made by the CBDCE Board of Directors to address the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the ability of health care professionals pursuing the Certified Diabetes Care and Education Specialist® (CDCES®) credential.

ADCES22 Research: Let’s Connect and Inspire!

Jul 25, 2022, 09:00 AM

There is no better place than the ADCES Annual Conference in Baltimore to learn about emerging science and research in diabetes care and education! Mark your calendar to attend one of the ADCES22 research-focused sessions at ADCES22.

Diabetes in Practice at ADCES22 – Get Ready to Maximize Your Impact

Jul 18, 2022, 08:00 AM

Christina Dauer MPH, RDN, LDN, CDCES gives a preview of the ADCES22 sessions in the Diabetes in Practice track — created to help both new and seasoned DCESs develop skills in patient care, population health and advocacy.

The Importance of Cardiovascular Expertise in Diabetes Prevention, Care and Education 

Jul 13, 2022, 17:58 PM

Cardiovascular-specific knowledge helps the DCES treat the whole person. We know that having diabetes is a risk factor for ASCVD, microvascular and microvascular complications, heart failure and stroke, to name a few. Chris Memering, MSN, RN, CDCES, FADCES shares her thoughts on the importance of developing your cardiovascular expertise when working with people with diabetes.

What You Need To Know about Tirzepatide (Mounjaro ™)

Jul 6, 2022, 16:51 PM

In May 2022, the FDA approved another GLP-1 agonist, tirzepatide (Mounjaro ™) for the treatment of type 2 diabetes mellitus. Mark A. Smith, Jr., PharmD, CDCES, AFAA-CGFI summarize what diabetes care and education specialists need to know about this medication and its role in diabetes management and weight loss.

Endocrine Society Clinical Practice Guideline Recognizes the Value of DSMES

Jun 30, 2022, 17:15 PM

The Endocrine Society has updated their 2012 practice guideline that focuses on glycemic management in the hospital setting to address and incorporate emerging technology and current research. Kellie Antinori-Lent, MSN, RN, ACNS-BC, BC-ADM, CDCES, FADCES, shares highlights of the revision and why it's important for DCESs and the specialty.

Highlights from Dietary Interventions to Treat Type 2 Diabetes in Adults with a Goal of Remission

Jun 27, 2022, 13:17 PM

The American College of Lifestyle Medicine (ACLM) recently published a consensus statement with the title Dietary Interventions to Treat Type 2 Diabetes in Adults with a Goal of Remission. Carrie Swift, MS, RDN, BC-ADM, CDCES, shares the highlights of the report in this blog post.

Predicting and Planning for Type 1 Diabetes: Advances in Screening and Monitoring

Jun 22, 2022, 12:38 PM

Decades of research in type 1 diabetes autoantibody screening are now being put to use by diabetes care and education specialists and other healthcare professionals to stage and predict the risk of type 1 diabetes over time. Learn how to use the number of autoantibodies and blood glucose levels to apply this new diagnostic criteria for the stages of type 1 diabetes.

Strategies to Integrate Clinical and Self-Management in Diabetes Care at ADCES22

Jun 13, 2022, 08:01 AM

This August, ADCES22 will be full of education and knowledge-sharing opportunities to help you integrate clinical and self-managed diabetes care while utilizing interprofessional teams to improve outcomes and decrease provider burnout. Learn more in this blog post by Carol Rasmussen MSN, FNP-C, CDCES, FADCES