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


Changing in the Direction of Improvement

May 7, 2019, 09:45 AM

As I’ve been told (and experienced), life goes on. Our job, as Certified Diabetes Educators (CDEs) is to assist our clients to change in the direction of improvement. That direction is unique for each person which is often our biggest challenge – trying to discover what is the best direction for that individual.

Reengaging with Resolutions and Goals: Applying the Knowledge

Feb 26, 2019, 08:54 AM

Surely all people with diabetes want good outcomes. No one wants to end up with organ failure or amputations — but what can diabetes specialists do to coach them and help them achieve a positive end goal? Barbara shares the call to action for all educators.

Vein Disease: Looking Beyond Varicose Veins

Nov 27, 2018, 15:54 PM

Vein disease is a progressive disease with a slow onset that can often remain undiagnosed. Many of us have seen varicose veins, but deeper varicose veins which are buried under tissue often go undetected by many. Learn more about the vein disease and how to prevent it in people with diabetes.

Remembering Dr. Lois Jovanovic: Diabetes Research Pioneer and Icon

Oct 12, 2018, 12:46 PM

On September 18, 2018, diabetes research pioneer and icon Lois Jovanovic, MD passed away. Dr. Jovanovic forever changed the area of pregnancy and diabetes by developing protocols that made it possible for women with diabetes to deliver healthy babies.

Waiting Rooms and What I Heard There

Aug 9, 2018, 10:30 AM

Family illness has landed Barbara Walz in the waiting rooms of healthcare systems over the past few weeks. The experience has been an enlightening one, providing insight into how the ever-evolving arena of diabetes healthcare sometimes leaves people with diabetes in the dark.

The Daily Distractions of Diabetes Educators

Apr 26, 2018, 17:40 PM

In Barbara Walz's many years as a certified diabetes educator, she has become very familiar with the interruptions and challenges of work that sometimes encroach on the provider-patient relationship. In this piece, Barbara shares the guiding principles that keep her grounded and engaged at work.

Rectifying Confusion from Outdated Information

Mar 22, 2018, 15:01 PM

Barbara Walz finds that many people with diabetes come to her with outdated or erroneous information about their food choices. Often, she must spend time reinforcing more accurate and updated information.

What Will AI Help Us With Next?

Feb 6, 2018, 18:35 PM

Barbara Walz recently listened to a radio show on artificial intelligence (AI), and it got her thinking about how it's already changing the diabetes world. What do you think AI will help us with next in diabetes?

A Diabetes Technology Revolution

Nov 17, 2017, 09:00 AM

Barbara Walz is excited to be involved in diabetes during this recent technology revolution. She breaks down a few of the most recently released and FDA-approved tools for diabetes management.

After Hurricane, Educators Swung into Action

Sep 22, 2017, 18:32 PM

Barbara Walz describes the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey in Corpus Christi, TX and how educators immediately mobilized to get people with diabetes much-needed supplies.