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


Community Health Workers and Health Educators: Enhancing Diabetes Management and Prevention Efforts through Health Equity

Apr 1, 2022, 15:47 PM

Community health workers and health education specialists work every day to increase health equity. They are a vital frontline public health workforce that understands community needs, supports community members, and helps them navigate local barriers so that more community members can connect to health care. Learn how you can leverage this talent in your own health equity initiatives.

National Minority Health Month: Small Organization with High Hopes of Making a BIG Impact to Reduce Health Disparities in the Diabetes Space

Apr 1, 2022, 15:29 PM

April being National Minority Health Month, it’s the perfect time to highlight the importance of reducing health disparities for persons with diabetes. Quisha Umemba, MPH, BSN, RN, CDCES, CHWI from Diversity in Diabetes (DiD) joins the ADCES blog to share three ways that you can work to reduce diabetes-related health disparities.

Vaccinating People Where They Are

Apr 1, 2022, 15:08 PM

With COVID-19-related illness on the rise, Brookhaven, Mississippi’s health and wellness hub, King’s Daughters Medical Center, noticed that many people stopped showing up to their diabetes prevention program, weight loss support group, diabetes support group, and their smoking cessation program. It was hard to keep people in the classroom when people were worried about getting sick, and it was also hard to get the word out about these helpful programs. With available vaccines and empty seats in her classrooms, Emily Nations and her team found a solution to their problems while helping to fight a global pandemic.

The BC-ADM credential: A flashing neon sign that raises your practice and expertise above the noise

Mar 24, 2022, 14:20 PM

Nurse practitioner Daen Scott shares how the BC-ADM certification demonstrates her expertise with her colleagues and people living with diabetes, and also serve as a great marketing tool!

Diabetes and Bone Health: Risk Factors and Prevention

Mar 14, 2022, 09:28 AM

A common, but not often discussed diabetes complication is osteoporosis. Learn about the link between diabetes and bone health and which of your patients might be at highest risk for bone-related complications.

T1D Exchange: Its Evolution to Advance Quality and Equitable Care

Mar 7, 2022, 17:05 PM

Have you wondered: who is T1D Exchange? Read on to learn how their work has evolved and how the organization is working to advance quality and equitable care for people with T1D. Plus, get first-hand accounts of the roles of two diabetes care and education specialist (DCES) employed at T1D Exchange Quality Improvement (T1DX-QI) participating centers.

An Interview with the Current and Past ADCES/CBDCE Postdoctoral Fellows

Mar 2, 2022, 17:28 PM

With the application cycle for the 2022 ADCES/CBDCE Mentored Research Fellowship now open, we sat down with our current and past fellows to ask a few questions about their work, career aspirations, and their drive to bridge research and practice to impact the lives of people with diabetes.

Exploring the Role of Precision Medicine in Diabetes Diagnoses

Feb 23, 2022, 13:55 PM

Precision medicine, the topic of ADCES' latest practice paper, is a component of person-centered care that is currently shaping diabetes care and will continue to as technology and treatments advance. Read this blog to understand how precision medicine assists in a deeper understanding of the pathophysiology of diabetes and thus leads to quicker diagnosis and more accurate treatment.

Practical Tips to Ease Into Plant-Based Eating

Feb 15, 2022, 11:09 AM

Recently more people with diabetes are talking about plant-based eating. They question if it is a healthy option for people with diabetes, and if so, what tips can they try to begin to eat more plant-based. Learn more about this eating pattern and get practical tips in this blog post from Tami Ross, RD, LD, CDCES, MLDE, FADCES.

American Heart Month Highlights the Importance of Preventive Care for People with Prediabetes, Diabetes, and Chronic Disease

Feb 8, 2022, 15:27 PM

As healthcare professionals focus on bringing down someone’s dangerously high blood pressure, they may neglect to talk about weight, their slowly increasing blood sugar, or healthy self-care behaviors that can reduce risk. Read this blog to learn how one director of chronic care management at a federally-qualified health center helps all their clients keep healthy.